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    Anything to see from trail on lambs knoll? Supposedly, an old military site?
    There are so many miles and so many mountains between here and there that it is hardly worth thinking about

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    There is a shot of the Lambs Knoll facility at 2:25 and a couple links in the description: https://youtu.be/QEo4jGrj9Aw

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    Lambs Knoll Corkscrew facility: B70648FD-825F-4DC5-965B-3DCC40D91A25.jpg

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    Ah, Lamb's Knoll. I've gone there since the late '60's for hiking, Boy Scouts (4 state hike, back when the AT crossed the Sandy Hook highway bridge and went through VA for a hot, dusty mile to get to HF), ham radio fests, rock climbing outings, JFK50 (two finishes), and nights spent at the PATC Cabin a few miles south... It used to be a big parking lot that was available to the public, and my ham radio friends would go there for Field Day, where we erected antennas and had contacts worldwide. There was a little government installation in the corner, but nobody ever bothered us then. We thought that they had hollowed out the mountain for a secret get-away; it must be a decent hole down there if you put together all the rocks that they scattered along the paved road for over a mile. Then in the 80's or 90's the Govmt expanded the site and put up a big fence, and the AT was rerouted slightly east (it used to go right up the paved road). You could get a little glimpse of the expanded compound, but they didn't want you there any more.

    So the summit area may not be the highlight any more. But if you go in a short distance south from the top you will come to the rock faces where we once learned technical climbing. Very nice pitches, suitable for one fixed rope. Further south is the trail to the Bear Creek Cabin, a choice stay. And somewhere a bit further south is the site of a small airplane crash, within tens of feet east of the AT. I think it was a small Cessna twin fusilage model. Around 1970 it was quite fresh, and one night I was hiking north towards Lamb's Knoll and thought I had just discovered a fresh plane crash. For a few minutes my young mind was very scared. Now you are lucky if you can find any trace of the plane.

    Sorry for so much blather. Ah Lamb's Knoll, and memories of youth.

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    There's nothing special on top of Lamb's Knoll - just an old radio tower enclosed by a fence. No views. There is one place near the top where a side trail comes in and there are some pretty good views from the cliffs there.
    It's all good in the woods.

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    I was wondering if the radio tower was still there. In the 80's my Boy Scout troop would stop there to eat our lunch.

    Three years ago I didn't bother hiking all the way to the top but I was hoping to see the tower from the trail.

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