Famous Last Words!
I would not say it was difficult but there is a fair amount of bushwhacking involved as we have to leave the well established trail and bushwhack through a maze of small hills to reach the ridgeline heading to the summit. Just because it is a 1 pointer does not mean it will be a walk in the park.
|Map of the trail at the TH|
|Fuel Break information|
|Cheesman Reservoir was visible for the first part of the hike|
|Lynn did great|
|A lot of dead fall|
|You can just make out my hat as viewed from the summit|
|This is the rock that many people climb up|
|Lynn goofing off|
The antenna was a Buddipole Vertical (the 11 inch shock cord version), mini coil, versa tee supported by the shock cord mast. I made a counterpoise and used colored beads to make the frequency I had pre-tuned it for and used the same color for the tap. For example, 20 meters was the blue tap pin the mini coil and the blue bead on the counterpoise. You want to make it fool proof the higher in altitude you go. This setup along with the KX3 is almost 7 pounds which is a nit more than my ultra light MTR and EFHW setup at 14 ozs.
|I was able to spot Lynn to my surprise!|
|RBN Found me after the first CQ|
KC0YQF Log for 20 Meter SSB:
K0JQZ Log 20 Meter CW:
N0BN Summit to Summit (W0C/FR-073)
73 from Frank and Lynn