Hike was easy in and weather was good although 10-15 degrees cooler than we had hoped.
We decided to not go for the activation because the approach to the summit involved about a mile of off-trail scramble across a meadow and there also happened to be a group of mountain goats feeding in the meadow we didn’t want to disturb.
This would be a great snow-show summit in a few weeks\a month or a Spring summit as the snow lingers.
We did see 60-80 mountain goats in the area. A fox. A pile of chipmunks.
The trail is super well maintained and a pleasure to use. To reach the true summit you would go straight up the meadow face after rounding Frozen Lake.
Going straight up the meadow face with no snow pack is not appropriate in this high use area.
This was my first attempt to activate a summit and all of this is a first attempt in terms of planning, tools used, the template I used to write this, etc. Let me know if there are other things you … Continue reading →
You may remember the APRS setup I had in the RV a couple of summers ago. I am looking to do more mobile\backpack\motorcycle operating and eventually get into Summits On The Air (SOTA) so I’m working on a lighter weight version of … Continue reading →