W6/CT-087 – Little Mt. Gleason (6080)

I activated this peak in mid July after a bicycle activation up to (regular?) Mt. Gleason. I enjoyed the ride so much I came back for Little Mt. Gleason the following week. The ride up for the first few miles is tough, about a 11% grade according to my GPS. After that it calms down a bit, but it’s still up hill. To find Little Mt. Gleason, look for a microwave tower off in the distance while traveling up the road. That’s it. Eventually, there will be a dirt road on the right hand side that takes you to the summit. There is little to no shade on the road up, and there is zero shade once you get to the summit. I don’t know if I will do this one again in the middle of July, as the temps were quite high. As for the activation, I brought my Yaesu 817, my standard 20/40M vertical and one of those cheesy MFJ 1810T antennas for 10M, which brought me more contacts that 20+40 combined. Longest QSO was out to Colorado Springs, on 10M. The ride down was fast and enjoyable, and I look forward to activating this peak again in the winter months.


Total distance: 11.63 mi
Max elevation: 6014 ft
Min elevation: 4911 ft
Total climbing: 1673 ft
Average speed: 0.00 m/s

Date:10/07/2020 | Summit:W6/CT-087 (6020)

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The fire road up after the first mile or two
False summit!
Microwave site. The shelter and tower to the right seems to be unused.
The Marin. I think this was an old road that the forest service closed down. It’s on the map, but blocked off with large wood pilings.

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