W6/CT-272 – 2843

This activation wasn’t really planned. I was actually going on hiking a different summit, however the trailhead had a large “Trail Closed” sign. This didn’t stop anyone though, as I could see several others hiking up and down the switchbacks…. Anyways, I went back to the car and tried to figure out a plan B, which happened to be 2843. The hike starts out on a fire road. Around the one mile mark, split off road and head up a very steep firebreak. Luckily, we got some rain the ground was grippy instead of loose dust. Eventually you pass another road, but continue straight up the steep firebreak. At this point I felt like I was being stalked by a creature, but I never saw anything. Near the top, the hills were green with fresh grass, that reminded me of Windows XP. Once at the summit I setup my HF station, but I forgot to charge the battery! Doh! I was able to activate the summit with a HT only, on 2M, with one S2S. Hiking down, I wish I had a second trekking pole, because it was very steep!

https://sotl.as/summits/W6/CT-272

Total distance: 3.88 mi
Max elevation: 2847 ft
Total climbing: 2043 ft
Total time: 03:41:27
Download file: 2843.GPX

Date:31/12/2021 | Summit:W6/CT-272 (2843)

TimeCallsignBandModeNotes
20:35N6XZN144MHzFMS59 R59 S2S W6/CT-212
20:37K6LDQ144MHzFMS59 R59
20:38KI6SLA144MHzFMS57 R59
20:40N6MDZ144MHzFMS22 R55
21:06WB6MYL144MHzFMS59 R59
21:12KM6CEM144MHzFMS59 R59
21:22K6QCB144MHzFMS55 R32
21:30KD7DTS144MHzFMS59 R50 POTA K-3451
21:31KN6DMO144MHzFMS59 R59