One of the most pristine and beautiful areas of Western North Carolina is under assault.
Not from greedy real estate developers with bulldozers but from an overwhelming influx of vehicular tourists.
The World's Edge section of Chimney Rock State Park, even though not officially open, is now being overrun by tourists with trailers of ATV's, dirt bikes and horses.
They leave their trash behind.
Imagine the catastrophic environmental impact this has on land the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy called "some of the richest biodiversity in the nation and features cliffs, forests, breathtaking views, streams and waterfalls and is an important stop for several species of migrating birds."