Summit 1,338′ x2

Climbing the 3rd class crux section of 1,338′. This section is avoidable around to the left.

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After flying a camera drone a few times I quickly became enamored with the idea of doing a SOTA movie. It also became apparent that I didn’t want shots of me hiking with the controller in my hands so I enlisted the help of my nephew, R. Fortunately R has a bit of drone flying experience and a good cinematic eye. This short hike seemed like a good place to practice.

Jupiter and Saturn were near conjunction in the pre-dawn sky on this clear morning.

Here is last year’s write-up of the hike which is perhaps a better description of the ascent.

I didn’t work much radio as we were flying the camera a lot.

Setting up the Packtenna end fed random wire antenna
At the roadhead

Published by wringmaster

I'm a graphic artist in the movie business. When I was a kid I got interested in astronomy. When it would get too cloudy to observe the heavens, my buddy and I would sit at the VFO of his Hallicrafters S 38c like safe crackers trying to coax faraway signals out of that humble radio. My love of astronomy and radio survive to this day fifty+ years later.

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