Monday, September 3, 2007

Glastenbury Fire Tower

My brother Lars met me at the top of Glastenbury Mountain and we climbed the steep stairs of the fire tower for some spectacular views. Lars, who lives in Shaftsbury, followed a series of logging roads and snowmobile trails near his house to reach the Long Trail about a mile north of the summit. Unlike the northern green mountains, most of the southern peaks are tree covered so this was an unusual opportunity to get a 360 degree view of the surrounding area. The Long Trail Guide proclaims this to be "a view that includes more wild forest than can be seen from any other point on the Long Trail."