W6/ND-285 – 3951

This was our second summit of the day, having just come from Mesa Benchmark. While most of the trails in the area are in pretty good shape, driving the trail to the bottom of this summit was pretty rough in some places. I was happy to have 4L in two spots, although, I sure you could just “send it” and it would have been fine. I’m assuming there is a better way than the path I took.

The hike starts out pretty steep, tapering off to a flat ridge before one last final climb to the top. It’s around 1/2 mile one way, but a tad over 500′ of elevation gain. I setup my broken antenna which only works on 20M and started calling CQ. Made several S2S contacts to Washington State and Colorado which is always a treat.

After exhausting the chasers and packing up everything, we headed down the hill the way we came, then headed back to our camp.


Total distance: 0.99 mi
Max elevation: 3950 ft
Total climbing: 551 ft
Total time: 01:39:48
Download file: W6-ND-285.gpx

Date:07/10/2023 |  Summit:W6/ND-285 (3951)

20:01KM6FXK144MHzFMS59 R59
20:12KI7DAD14MHzCWS55N R599
20:14W7UM14MHzCWS55N R55N S2S W0C/FR-085
20:14F4WBN14MHzCWS54N R599
20:15N7CHN14MHzCWS53N R54N
20:17WU7D14MHzCWS57N R57N S2S W7W/CW-065
20:18WW7D14MHzCWS57N R57N S2S W7W/CW-065
20:19KX0R14MHzCWS57N R55N S2S W0C/FR-174
20:21KT0A14MHzCWS55N R56N S2S W0D/BB-024
20:22K7AMM14MHzCWS57N R52N
20:22N7EDK14MHzCWS55N R599
20:23NM5SXM14MHzCWS57N R55N
20:24AC7MA14MHzCWS57N R55N
20:25N7SE14MHzCWS52N R53N
Summit crew
View from the top, our camp way out in the distance on the dry lake bed.

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