|Google Earth Track assesment
Like most of this area you should not count on cell signal. I have verizon and when I was on the summit I had extended analog signal. It was very unreliable though.
1 mile trip. Nice wide trail. This trail is shared with ATVs, though none were around today.
Pass may be required. This is national forest so a use pass is required I believe. I have a Annual National Park pass that works for all National Fee Areas.
APRS was successful at getting my spots out but it did not seem to update my location well when I looked at the site when I got back home.
Peak Bagger: http://www.peakbagger.com/peak.aspx?pid=24868
|A short log. Partially due to me learning the radio and partially due to the CA CQP that was just wiping me out. I activated pretty late in the day also.
|You can see the 16 minutes between when I spotted and I got my act together with the Radio Power Issue.
|Geocache on the Summit.
Thanks for coming out and making this a successful activation. Thanks Mike (KE5AKL) for giving me great information on the FT817nd. The next summit I have should be a lot smoother without so many issues. Look for my kids on the air when we are up there. They love hiking, Geocaching, and Radio!