Official Summit Benchmark Datasheet Histories

Richard Carey at peakbagging.com has put together a very useful list of summit benchmark information as well as the official U.S. Government datasheets on the history of the benchmark.
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Mount Mansfield’s T.V. Towers

One of the hottest buttons in environment conscious Vermont are the Mansfield T.V. Towers. Our newsblog has a article about replacing three of them. They can’t be more than 200 feet tall because they would have to be lit at night and they can’t be too short because they would emit electronic waves that would prohibit hiking to the Vermont summit (which was the case at one point!). Fybush has an excellent article on the towers and their history.
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Proposal To Replace 3 Mansfield T.V. Towers

Newsday reports 3 t.v. stations plan to replace the t.v. towers on Mount Mansfield. The Fox affiliate WPTZ from Plattsburgh, NY, plans to WCAX, Vermont Public Television and WVNY on the mountain. Plans call for two narrow monopole towers and a third tower with a wider base and monopole at top. They would be 165 to 173 feet tall. If they are taller than 200 feet they would have to be lit which officials note they do not want to do. If they are lower they would put radio frequency energy on the Mansfield Nose. Several years ago the trail had to be closed because of microwave hazards on the Nose. Officials note for three or four years the three new towers and the three old towers will be on the WCAX Building which is also going to be expanded in the $4 million project.
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U.S. State Highpoint Trip Reports

Post your trip reports here.
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Popular New England and Northeast Hiking Forums

Perhaps the best resource for Northeast hiking (New York through Maine) is Views From the Top which was one of the first major hiking forums.
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Mount Mansfield, Vermont, Trip Reports

You can read/post trip reports as comments on this post
or
americasroof mount mansfield trip reports
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summitpost mount mansfield (an excellent site — feel free to cross post!)

The original americasroof site is located here.


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