Thursday, September 12, 2013


My friend came to visit and we decided a hike was in order. Since neither of us have done any hiking recently we figured a fire tower would be the perfect goal. Not too long, not too steep, and a great payoff at the top.
Hadley Fire Tower
Took us about 2 hours to climb the 3.2 miles to the top. We were doing quite a bit of huffing and puffing on the way up.

But even before we got all the way up, the views were incredible.

Not even at the top yet
The tower is actually open for climbing although there was some caution tape 3/4 of the way up. We wisely opted not to cross the tape.
Restored tower
The day was gorgeous, the blueberry bushes were full, and we were there so early that no one else had done the climb yet. 

We had this view to ourselves.

And it was awesome.

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