I have been rather lazy lately. The struggle to get myself to a summit has been a big one. So I figure why not do two drive up summits. This was a great plan until I got to the gate to Cerro Noroeste. Why a gate would be closed when we haven’t had a lick of snow is beyond me.
So I backtracked to Frazier Mountain. Getting there consists of driving a 7 mile stretch of bumpiness after you leave the highway. While the drive is slow going I have taken a Mercedes up this summit before. So that gives you an idea of the clearance.
Once you arrive you are greeted by numerous towers, an old fire lookout and a sign to tell you where you are. The old lookout makes a nice spot to lash your pole to, and the old outhouse is a good place to tie off your wire.
I sat on the hill side as it was about 30 degrees. This kept me out of the wind. I think band conditions were bad because it was like pulling teeth to make contacts, and my reports weren’t so hot.
Thanks to the chasers that stuck in there. I look forward to my next activation.