Today’s hike (12/27/2017)is to check off W6/SC-335 - Cowles Mountain from my SOTA list. It was a warm day and I got kind of a late start. The place was packed with people. I was advised to avoid this during the weekend but I’m not retired so my options are limited.
It was an interesting view from the top but the thing I remember the most are the crowds. The hike was easy but pretty verticle in places. Poles would have been handy. Because there were so many people and not a lot of room at the top, I opted for VHF contacts only from my HT. If I had my CHA MPAS, I would have taken that instead and done some work on HF.
● MFJ 20M Dipole
● DDT Ops Anti-Venom field pack with food
● 3 L of water
● SOTA Dog
● iPhone with and MotionX GPS
● For more info on SOTA, rules, etc, go to the homepage HERE.
-- Chris Claborne