It was a beautiful day on the mountain other than the construction going on, on top!It was the first time I saw the little cardboard type funnels stuck in the rock other than the pictures posted on the blog. I guess that’s where the dynamite is put in to blow up the mountain. They looked like little grave markers. My dog lay next to them on the south-facing slope by the campsite unaware of what was to follow in the near future of the mountain. There was a total of 11 people on the mountain today with 7 of us there to witness the blast that took place around 3:30 pm. The blast was huge! Up on two different ledges to the south. I heard the workers say “that was a beauty!” I was so stunned by the immensity of it, I’m sorry to report I missed it with my I phone video.
Before the blast took place we were visited by 2 workers who warned us to stay back. We moved back to Nelson’s property line, knowing we were safe because of the huge convoy of machines and workers that moved up in front of us to get themselves out of the way of the blast. They were closer to the blasting area than us. We knew we were safe. After the blast we were visited again. The 2 gentleman wanted us to know they were concerned for our safety. I told them we were going to stay there.
Apparently there was a new trespassing order assigned today. The new order was posted on the trees 1000 feet below Nelson’s property line but no police.
We were there and we will be there tomorrow.
And another camper reports:
Today on The Mountains: I cannot remember how many times that I’ve climbed up. The path is muddy with constant travel from occupiers and I can feel myself getting faster with my new Green Mountain Power Health Plan which prescribes climbing up at least 3 times a week. It is almost a relief when the booming sounds of construction are now loud enough to hear constantly. It means I am getting close to my destination.
What I want to do is put a message out there. If any workers are reading this now, then you know who I am. I want to be your friend in the hopes that when we need to exchange messages, we will have enough respect that we will listen to each other.
Did you know that Vermont’s mountains are some of the oldest in the world and have been taller than Mount Everest? It is because of our eroded mountains that we have such fertile land. It is amazing to think about these things when I am sitting atop the Lowells watching them be blown apart in 1 short second