Fire Tower Romance (Classic Blog)
In honor of Valentine's Day, we are re-posting this piece from the summer of 2016, about a fire tower romance, with Elmore State Park serving as the picturesque backdrop.
The town of Lake Elmore, home to Elmore State Park, bills itself as “the beauty spot of Vermont”. It certainly a lovely place- the lake is clear and cold, and the popular hike up Elmore Mountain offers spectacular views of the lake, valley, and surrounding hills, including Mt. Mansfield. It’s also occasionally a hot spot for romance. We recently received an email from a woman named Krystal, who had good news for us.
“Yesterday my boyfriend Joshua, (now fiancé!!!) proposed to me! I'm so thrilled and wanted to share our story with you!
Early on in our relationship we began hiking in Vermont. We have so many incredible memories from hiking and many pictures documenting it!
We had talked about starting our hiking season back up and when we finally had a day off together we decided on Saturday that we would go to Mount Elmore Trail to hike to the Fire Tower. This was our first time visiting Elmore State Park and it was gorgeous! We commented the whole time on how we wanted to return to camp and visit the lake along with hiking!
The weather was perfect. I found out about the Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge and started taking pictures to add for our score sheet! When we reached the fire tower, Joshua, who is a Burlington Fire Fighter, got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife!
The day was perfect and the memory will always be so special for me. Thank you for all the hard work everyone does to keep the trails and state parks maintained. Thanks to all of your hard work, you created a special memory for Joshua and I of our engagement.”
She also attached a few pictures of their hike up Elmore Mountain.
It’s such a nice story, we felt we had to share. Thanks for writing to us, Krystal, and congratulations to you and Joshua.
And, nice ring :)