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Views From Bigelow Mtn
 

Views From Bigelow Mtn

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Recent photos from Bigelow Mountain, Maine with particular focus on the visual impact of proposed nearby wind power projects. Bigelow Mountain is a National Natural Monument and the Bigelow Preserve ...

Recent photos from Bigelow Mountain, Maine with particular focus on the visual impact of proposed nearby wind power projects. Bigelow Mountain is a National Natural Monument and the Bigelow Preserve is a State of Maine natural resource of significance. The proposed wind towers will be visible from viewpoints along Bigelow Mountain --- 12-miles distant at the western end to 4-miles distant at the eastern (or northern trail) end.

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    • Proposed Highland Wind Project
      • Views from Bigelow Mountain
      All Photos taken from within the Bigelow Preserve and along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail
    • Highland Wind Project Location 8-mile circles from selected viewpoints along the A.T.
    • Little Bigelow Mtn. Little Poplar Mtn. View from Avery Peak . Proposed Highland WInd Project Stewart Mtn., Whitham Mtn., Burnt Hill & Briggs HIll Potential Future WInd Project Geoff Shadman Photo October, 2009
    • Distant View of Stewart Mtn.
      • From west end of the Bigelow Preserve. Wind towers are 11-13 miles from this location.
      Little Bigelow Mtn. Stewart Mtn. Geoff Shadman Photo July, 2009
    • View from South Horn looking East Little Bigelow Mtn West Peak Stewart Mtn. Geoff Shadman Photo July, 2009
    • Evening View from North Horn
      • Popular sunset & sunrise viewing point near the Horns Pond campsite. Tower lights are 10-11 miles from this location.
      Stewart Mtn. West Peak Geoff Shadman Photo September, 2009
    • View from West Peak Stewart Mtn Little Bigelow Mtn Wind towers are proposed 8-9 miles from this location. Geoff Shadman Photo October, 2009
    • View from Avery Peak Stewart Mtn Little Bigelow Mtn Wind towers are proposed 7-8 miles from this location. Near this location (about 0.3 miles north of Avery Peak) just before the Old Man’s Head viewpoint, is the revised 2,000 mile mark for northbound hikers and will be a popular stopping and viewing point. Geoff Shadman Photo July, 2009
    • Stewart Mtn. from Little Bigelow
      • Existing Power Transmission Corridor stands out to left of Stewart Mtn. In summer, the green corridor is much less noticeable.
    • Stewart Mtn. from Little Bigelow
      • Note little evidence of forest harvest areas during summer
      Geoff Shadman Photo July, 2009
    • Stewart Mtn. Closeup View from Little Bigelow
      • Approximately 1/3rd of the project’s turbines will be placed along this ridgeline. Other turbines will be visible but at more distant views. Proposed turbines would be 4-5 miles from this location.
    • Stewart Mtn from northside of Little Bigelow Mtn.
      • The Appalachian Trail follows the ridge on the northside of Little Bigelow Mtn. There are open and partial views of Stewart Mtn. along approximately 2 miles of trail north of Little Bigelow Mtn.
    • Stewart Mtn. from Blueberry Ledges
      • There are frequent views of the Stewart Mtn. ridgeline from the trail. Proposed turbines would be 3-4 miles from this location.
    • Stewart Mtn. view along trail
      • Southbound hikers will also have frequent views of the Stewart Mtn. ridgeline.