W6/CT-076 – Constance Peak

This was my second activation of the day, having hiked W6/CT-041 earlier. I was starving from a light breakfast so I stopped at a small diner in Angelus Oaks for a late lunch burger. From the diner, I took a small dirt road behind the post office as far as I could in my small commuter car, parked and started hiking to the summit. It had just rained, so there was quite a few large water puddles. If it was drier I could have just driven to the use trail that leads to the summit. The trail is pretty obvious, just steep. At the top there was a small rattle snake curled up right where I wanted to setup. The snake was there first so I put the antenna a bit further down the hill, but well within the activation zone. The clock just passed 00:00, and I was loosing daylight so I worked through the bands quickly, with a few S2S and a Japanese DX station. I rushed to tear the station down and hiked down the hill. I git back to the car right before the last light of the day. Perfect timing!


Total distance: 3.21 mi
Max elevation: 6542 ft
Total climbing: 2110 ft
Total time: 02:03:09
Download file: Constance_Peak_AG6N.gpx

Date:14/10/2022 | Summit:W6/CT-076 (Constance Peak)

00:05NT6E144MHzFMS59 R56
00:08K6QSB14MHzCWS57N R56N
00:10K0LAF14MHzCWS44N R33N
00:11JG0AWE14MHzCWS22N R33N
00:12K6EL14MHzCWS55N R599
00:13VA2EO14MHzCWS22N R22N
00:15W6LOR14MHzCWS52N R33N
00:15WB6POT14MHzCWS599 R599
00:17W7SKH14MHzCWS53N R55N S2S W6/CC-045
00:17W7CBR14MHzCWS58N R599 S2S W6/CC-045
00:18K6STR14MHzCWS52N 33N
00:19KN6OMN14MHzCWS599 R599
00:21W4ZXT14MHzCWS57N R55N
00:23AI6XG14MHzCWS52N R33N? S2S W6/CC-045
00:38KM6CEM144MHzFMS55 R55
00:39KK6JM144MHzFMS57 R59
00:40KI6SLA144MHzFMS59 R55
00:41WA6WV144MHzFMS57N R45
The road wasn’t in bad shape
Hard to see, but there is a rattle snake next to the rock to the right of the summit marker.

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