The Tower Problem

One of the things on Rinda’s scavenger hunt was a photo of a tower.

My first thought was to drive up the hill to the site of my ISP’s broadcaster & take a photo of the tower that is the source of my internet. But topographical issues make getting a decent photo more of a challenge than the idea is worth (currently anyway) so I have been putting it off.

Then I came to Wheeling for a visit and found myself overblessed with a plethora of towers to choose from.

There was the empty tower

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The back haul tower with it’s parabolic dishes

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A cell tower with bonus water tower

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An FM transmitter tower off in the distance

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A well loaded cell tower with Omni dishes as well as cell arrays (DH knows his tower equipment since he climbs them & either has to replace the stuff or work around it)

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A jumbo sized water tower off in a different distance (this tower and the FM transmitter are visible from where we are staying, along with no less than 6! cell towers. West Virginia, land of cell towers, except where there are none)

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And then there is this 3rd water tower that was the site of a geocache we were looking for.

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I’m also working on a collection of fences

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And then there was the wind farm, off in the distance, we passed on the way here but by the time I had my camera out we were past it and I could just barely see the tips of a couple of the windmills around the ridgeline.  I’m hoping to get a shot at it on my way back but we’ll be on the wrong side of the interstate & I’m not sure I’ll see them given that they were off around the side of the ridge & might not be visible except in the rear view mirror.

How is your scavenger hunt going?

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