W6/ND-232 – El Paso Peaks

After activating Government Peak, I headed over to El Paso Peaks for another easy activation. Getting here was pretty simple; make a left turn on Motocross Road from Hwy 395 and take it all the way to a commercial communication site at the top of a hill. The road is paved, but very rough – so much that people have been driving off to the side where it’s much smoother. Once there, I parked in a large area between building and started hiking over to the summit by following a jeep trail, eventually breaking away and heading to the highest point.

At the top was a narrow knife edge ridge where I strung out my linked 40m EFHW antenna. Weather was perfect. These desert summits can be absolutely brutal with high wind and hot/ cold temps so I was happy to relax a bit while waiting for the UTC day to change. Worked 20M and 40M CW. After running the pileup I packed everything up and went back to the truck the same way I came. I took a bit of time at the communications site to look at an old AT&T long lines tower which had been striped of it’s antennas. From there I headed over to Randsburg, stopped at The Joint for a few beers and a smash burger before heading out to my camp for the night.


Total distance: 1.48 mi
Max elevation: 4770 ft
Total climbing: 671 ft
Total time: 01:36:58
Download file: El_Paso_Peaks.gpx

Date:17/02/2024 |  Summit:W6/ND-232 (El Paso Peaks) 

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00:14NT6E7MHzCWS58N R5NN
00:15W6KME7MHzCWS599 R599
00:16WB6POT7MHzCWS58N R57N
00:17WB7ULD7MHzCWS599 R57N
00:19K6CPR7MHzCWS57N R599
00:32N9QB14MHzCWS33N R55N
00:32WU7H14MHzCWS58N R55N
00:33WB8DHN14MHzCWS33N R54N
00:34K7BCW14MHzCWS58N R599
00:35K7EFW14MHzCWS52N R55N
00:36VE7JYO14MHzCWS52N R55N
00:38VE7HI14MHzCWS55N R55N
00:39NT2A14MHzCWS44N R44N
00:41KC3RT14MHzCWS22N R55N
00:44JG0AWE14MHzCWS22N R32N
00:46K1VP14MHzCWS51N R43N
00:47AL7KC14MHzCWS51N R53N