W6/ND-284 – Opal Mountain

This was the second summit of the day, having just come from a short activation of Waterman Hills. By surprise, my wife and I ran into our pal Buck on the corner of Copper Canyon Road and Irwin Road. He had come up from San Diego to camp with us, however I didn’t expect him to arrive to early. That being said, I invited him to hike up to Opal Mountain with us. On the way to the trailhead we stopped in various locations to look at petroglyphs, Indian circles, and possible places to camp in the future. A bit over an hour through the desert trails, we got to the start. The hike up is pretty steep and rocky, but short. I didn’t find a summit register or a benchmark. Worked 20M CW and headed down pretty quickly. Back at the truck we drank some beers and headed over to a dry lake where we were meeting other friends to camp.


Total distance: 0.78 mi
Max elevation: 3939 ft
Total climbing: 461 ft
Total time: 01:41:24
Download file: W6-ND-284.gpx

Date:06/10/2023 |  Summit:W6/ND-284 (Opal Mountain)

23:13K7AMM14MHzCWS55N R55N
23:13WW7D14MHzCWS57N R57N
23:14N7CNH14MHzCWS53N R52N
23:17AK5SD14MHzCWS44N R31N S2S W5A/CS-020
23:18N4LAG14MHzCWS56N R42N
23:20W5ODS14MHzCWS57N R57N
23:20K2LT14MHzCWS22N R22N
23:21WU7H14MHzCWS58N R55N
23:22N7EDK14MHzCWS51N R55N
23:23W7SKH14MHzCWS33N R55N
23:23KE5AKL14MHzCWS57N R55N
23:24W7CBR14MHzCWS22N R33N
23:25N4GO14MHzCWS55N R32N
23:26AK7U14MHzCWS57N R53N
Buck putting on socks, Opal in the background.
Kel is way ahead of Buck and myself
Views at the top
An attempt to capture the grade of the hill with the camera

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