Every December for the last 43 years, the park has looked forward to an annual visit from Mrs. Wanneta Johnson. In 1974, rangers rescued Mrs. Johnson’ s 15-year-old-son, Eric, and a companion from chest-deep snow on the Appalachian Trail. Mrs. Johnson has returned every year since to thank rangers and deliver the biggest, most beautiful poinsettia she can find. “This gift of flowers is a small token of the love we have for all the Rangers who risked their lives for our son Eric,” she wrote. Rangers and park staff were happy to greet both her and Eric on Thursday!