Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sunrise Peak (W7W/LC-003) SOTA

The Summit on the Left is Rainier and the Center is Mount Adams. This panoramic shot did not quite get in Saint Helens which would have been just off the right side of the Picture. You can see Peanut hanging out down below
Hello everyone. I finally broke my SOTA non activation streak and got out in the hills with Steve (WG0AT) and Peanut. We had a great 1.9 mile hike to the top on Sunrise Peak. I tracked the trip on my Iphone but am having trouble getting it to upload to everytrail. Peanut and Steve were very gratious on waiting for me on the trial. This was exactly 29 days post my second back surgery so I was moving very slow. The truth be told I probably will not move to fast, or at least as fast as I once did, anymore. It was a great sunny day with no wind on the summit. Temperature was about 65-70 degrees. Lots of Huckleberrys were ripe!









Directions:

- Form Highway 12 n Randle head south for 1 mile.

-Turn Left at the sign for Cispus center and drive 19 miles.

- Veer right on Road 2324 and follow signs to Trailhead.

Cell Signal: Steve had AT&T (I think) and I had verizon. There was definitely no 3G service at the summit but for some reason I was still able to pull up SOTAGoat and get the spots. I was able to get out spots on SMS.
A great view of Adams from the summit

Peanut Hanging out on the ledge


Mount Saint Helens

Mount Adams

Mount Rainier

Peanut making his way up to the summit

Peanut found a good place to rest.

Steve working SSB 5watts.

Peanut with Mount Rainier in the background

Steve (WG0AT) and Peanut starting the hike back down, Saint Helens in the background
Thanks to all the Chasers!!!!