Sunday, November 25, 2018

2018-11-18 Iron Mountain

I really needed some exercise so I headed out on Sunday, 11/18/2018. up Iron Mountain.  I’ve hiked this mountain, W6/SC-214 - Iron Mountain multiple times (see last December, and January).  As you can see from the map, it’s about a 5.2 mile trek up and back.  I hauled my gear with me to get a few contacts but I was pleasantly surprised when I got home and realized that I hadn’t activated it this year, so I go to chalk up a win for my team and 2 points for the log.  The hike was nominal but I got a contact out in Hawaii, Kent, KH6CJJ.  Sulu could take it or leave it but I enjoyed the hike up the rock to get some exercise with the pack on.  Juan and I are planning a hike while we are in AZ, so it would be a good tuneup. 

I started back to the car just about sunset.  It was a nice sunset and I, along with others, snapped a few photos.  There was a full moon in splendid blossom so I really didn’t need to put on my headlamp although Juan told me later about a friend that was glad he had done so in order to avoid a snake.  The hike down always seems longer than going up.  It’s a pounding trek back on the the granite surface (not as bad as El Cajon) so I’m always glad to reach the car at the end.

 Southern Coastal Ranges
Lat / Long / Height: 
 32.9707°N   -116.9554°W   822m / 2696ft
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Points / Activations: 
 2 points,  activated 24 times
Latest Activation: 
 2018-06-10 by K0JAR


Loadout for today:

      Yaesu FT-891D HF Radio at 100 watts
   30’ of coax feed line
      Yaesu FT-2DR HT
      3 L of water (8 lb)
      SOTA Dog
      iPhone with All Trails, MotionX GPS and sota goat
      MFJ-939Y auto antenna tuner for 891
      Trekking poles
   AnyTone AT-868UV DMR radio for testing.
   Delorme Inreach satellite tracker and communicator.

Christian Claborne
Aka Chris claborne

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