Oct 03, 2021Sundown at Hercules Glades, looking southeast

Sundown at Hercules Glades, looking southeast – this was my final glimpse beyond the trees on the edge of the glade. Copyright © 2021 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

Hiking in today, I realized that I could attend my meeting the next morning if I could get a good cell signal. There is a good cell signal on the western edge of the wilderness. I reckoned if I climbed up to the top of “Ant Hill’ and dropped down into one of the glades on the western side I stood a good chance of being able to join my meeting via Zoom and also enjoy my time in the wilderness.

I was right. I called Ginger and had pretty much full signal strength.

Cell phone test over, I headed back. Instead of heading due east over the top of the hill and hence down to my campsite, I thought I’d explore a little first. There was no chance of seeing the sunset. The trees surround thing the glade were too high. I decided to head north through the woods on top of the hill and then return via the glade to the east. The glades form a series of concentric circles around the tops of the hills, which are typically crowned with a wooded area.

If it’s not a distant Cell Phone Tower, then it’s the Fire Tower at the Tower Trailhead, which (I think) is also a cell phone tower.

And that’s what I did. I only found two points where I could peek out over the trees and see the surrounding countryside. The view above, and the one below. There was probably a good cell phone signal here too, as I could see what I think is the cell tower four miles away at the southeast corner of the wilderness.

Evening at Hercules Glades, looking east – this was my first glimpse beyond the trees on the edge of the glade. Copyright © 2021 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

Copyright © 2021 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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