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We traveled to the top of Mount Defiance for a bird's-eye view of the valley. It was very helpful to look down on Fort Ticonderoga, the La Chute River, and Lake Champlain. Our leaders unfurled a map to give participants a better "lay of the land" with a historic light. The morning was brisk and cool, especially atop the mountain.
Our view helped us understand the events of July 8, 1758, when British troops attempted to take the fort from the French from the south.