Wildrose Peak in Death Valley National Park

NPOTA Entity: Death Valley NP NS20

SOTA summit: Wildrose Peak, W6/ND-014

Activation Date: Dec 10, 2017

Portable operation: Yes

Radio: Elecraft KX2 operating at 10 watts SSB

Antenna: LNR End Fed

Bands used: 20m and 40m

Furthest QSO: VA2MO, Eric in Quebec, Canada

Hike in:  4.1 miles and ~2,100ft ascent.  (<–click left for GaiaPro track etc)

Solo operation: No, with Rico M

Recommend: Yes

ATT Coverage: None

Photos: Copyright Paul Gacek 2017

Relatively easy hike on a beautifully crisp winters day.

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Red tear drop is Wildrose in heart of Death Valley National Park
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Looking east from Wildrose Peak across Death Valley
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Looking west toward Sierra Nevada mountains

Sunday paid dividends in terms of 30+ chasers.

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Sunday chasers

and I smiled with so many chasers

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Happy activator having nabbed 30+ chasers

 

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