by Karen Dustman
R-C Alpine Bureau

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December 27, 2013
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Hawkins Peak project improves Alpine reception

You can’t say Mother Nature made anything easy on the Hawkins Peak project. Start with an elevation higher than 10,000 feet. Factor in 140 mph winds, snows up to 20 feet deep, and temperatures regularly dipping into minus territory. Add zero vehicle access for eight months of the year, and a location so remote that materials and workmen had to be hauled in by helicopter. So here’s what’s fantastic about the Hawkins site: a 360-degree view that’s a telecommunications dream come true. And all that bedrock — perfect for rock anchors for the tower. Hawkins Peak has been home to …

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