Rumford Whitecap was a beautiful hike and then we got over a rise and saw the turbines and it was pretty shocking. Talk about out of place, out of scale. We saw two very large raptors soaring. They definitely weren't turkey vultures, so they were probably eagles. It was very windy on the Record Hill side of the summit and the turbines were spinning away. You couldn't help but wonder how many of these large birds would fly into the blades one day. The summit view also showed very clearly the proximity to all the camps on Roxbury Pond, and you just knew how these out of scale monsters were wrecking these camp owners' paradise.
What's hard to fathom is the size of these things. I believe they were about 5-6 miles away from where the picture was taken. We counted 22 of them. If each is 400' or so high, if they stood on top of each other they'd rise 8,800' high or about 1.7 miles.
What are we doing to this beautiful state and for what?
What is the cost/benefit equation?