The old fire tower was destroyed by arson on Halloween in 2007. The new tower may not be a historical landmark, but the workers did an excellent job rebuilding the summit. The new lookout tower looks great, and offers beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.
The new tower has a great spot for setting up an antenna.
I have my Eberlestock Battleship pack for distance and winter activations.
An Eberlestock X3 Lo Drag pack for those light fast overnight trips.
What I was lacking was a smaller grab and go bag that was big enough for the essentials. I tried the Monsoon, and loved it. I will be working on a gear review in the next few days for my new Grab and Go SOTA Pack!
Near the summit is a very large FAA radar dome. Veryyyy coool!
On the summit is a plaque dedicated to William Risden. Also very cool. I set up and again made some great contacts. I had no luck on 20m which surprised me. Most of my contacts today were on 40m, strange.
Today was a fun day. I bagged my first summits in both Virginia and Kentucky. Both summits are easy to activate, and are very handicap accessible. I will have to head back next year. I think I may try and activate in Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, and Kentucky all in one day!
Thanks to all the chasers today!
73's AND KEEP CLIMBING!!!!