||1999: Tree Crashes on Cabin 2|
On 18 January 1999, a severe storm came through the Shenandoah mountains, knocking down many trees. One of those trees was immediately adjacent to Cabin 2's kitchen door. The tree snapped off about 12 feet off the ground and toppled over directly onto the center of Cabin 2. On the ground, the 100-foot tree reaches almost to Cabin 3. Bonnie Braswell was the first Rapidan Camps member to arrive on the scene, and took these photos.
The holes punched through the roof were covered with tarps nailed on by Tony Allen and Bonnie Braswell. The next weekend, more substantial patches were installed by Tony Allen and the roofing crew that's had re-shingled the roof in 1998. Much more work remains, however, to restore the cabin to its condition before the tree fell.
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