Haunted by the need to camp in abandoned places, Mike & I decide to do a backpacking trip to the abandoned Lyndonville Radar Station in the remote woods of northern Vermont. http://www.sintax77.com

Lyndonville AFS, also known as the North Concord Air Force Station, was a cold war era radar base that functioned as a ground control intercept and warning station from 1956 to 1963.

Built as a defensive measure against the ever growing threat of a Soviet nuclear offensive, it’s mission was to provide the Strategic air Command with 24/7 data on aircraft approaching the eastern US.

Roughly 25 miles from the Canadian border, near the town of East Haven, Vermont, it’s location was chosen due to it’s far northeast orientation, under the assumption that this would be a likely route for soviet planes headed for major metropolitan areas on the east cost, including the US capitol itself.

Today the base sits abandoned on the remote ridge of East Mountain, with all of it’s radar towers still standing as a reminder of the escalation that almost changed the world forever. On the upside, the views are fantastic.

Mike’s Abandoned Airbase Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ogxsCevVcU

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