Giants In The Land
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member JeremyConrad
N 37° 42.123 W 102° 37.429
13S E 709479 N 4175415
Quick Description: This cache gives you the opportunity to look simultaneously at an old fashioned water pumping windmill along side a new electricity generating windmill.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 7/22/2007 2:08:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM1WV3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member montythemule
Views: 41

Long Description:
Prepare to be Amazed!

This cache is at a wind farm about 35 miles south of Lamar, CO. The smaller (older) windmill in the picture was about 40 feet tall. But this gives you a kind of representation of just how big the modern windmills are. They're huge, ominous and kind of creepy. Standing out there in the middle of nowhere, I could hear these huge blades cutting the wind...whhhooo...whhhooo...whhhooo... making about one revolution per second. One night I passed them when it was dark. They all have a red blinking light on top. What a sight to see those 250+ red lights blinking in a thunderstorm. When it would lightning, all I could see were the white skeletons all around me.

When I got out to take this picture, it just felt strange. I was by myself with these giants and a bunch of staring cows. Check out the awesome pictures!
Purpose: Electricity

Open to the public: yes

Is This Windmill Functional?: Yes!

Windmill Farm: yes

Date of Manufacture: Not listed

Cost: Not Listed

Museum on Site: Not Listed

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