Fire Tower Restoration Project Progress Report
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Friends of Bald Mt., Box 206, Old Forge, NY 13420
Work Weekend Photos -
Beautiful autumn weather
& fall foliage! The American Flag flying once again on the tower! Babies, seniors, dogs of all shapes & sizes - a group
of boy scouts from Glens Falls - a dozen Japanese tourists from Toronto! More than 200
visitors on Saturday, September 25th, and 334 signed the register on Sunday,
September 26th!!! Just a typical fall day on this very popular summit three
miles north of Old Forge, NY.
Friends of Bald Mountain volunteers from Rochester, East
Herkimer, Eagle Bay & Old Forge got into the nitty-gritty work this past
weekend attaching the security
fencing along all the steps & platforms and repairing two concrete footers.
Bob W. added the remaining bolts to the cab floor. Larry C. replaced
rusted wire on the top two landings with custom-cut angle iron. Dozens of
summit visitors graciously picked up boards or garbage bags of debris and
hauled them down to a pickup station near the parking lot. And . . .
offered lots of words of appreciation to the crew.
C. & Ann S. arriving for a workday greeted by the stars &
stripes thanks to volunteer by Bob E. The flag has not been
raised on the tower since it was closed in 1990! - Top
two photos above by B.
security fencing - Photo left by A. Spaziano
Ann S. twisting wire - Photo
above by P. Masters
Work crew (above
left) on Saturday, September 25th enjoying the view. Larry C.
working on the angle-iron to replace platform wire. (above right).
He returned for a full workday on Monday to complete the wiring of
the security fence. About 100 more climbers were up visiting
including 20 art students from a nearby high school sketching the
tower. What a great idea for a field trip!! Photos above by A.
Spaziano & P. Masters
The Friends of Bald (Rondaxe)
Mountain fundraiser patches are still
available locally at the Old Forge Hardware Store & Kiefer's Souvenir
Village store or by sending a donation to:
Friends of Bald Mountain
Box 206, Old Forge, NY 13420