It was much warmer at the TH this time. Almost 25 degrees warmer at 30 degrees. Since you are in a valley it really gets cold but as soon as you start moving you warm up. It is just that initial shock of low ambient temps that makes it so hard to get going.
None of us had been on this new trail and actually got off trail a bit. We notice several other people made the same mistake we made. Judging by the tracks in the snow, they went back and got on the trail and we just bushwhacked, confident that we would find the trail over a few ridges.
|SOTA, this way|
|This way to Raspberry|
|Lynn leading the way (photo by KH7AL)|
We took turns on 2, 20, 30 and 40 meters and worked a lot of stations.
|Al working 2 meters|
|Lynn on 20 meters SSB|
|Frank on 30 meters CW|
|Our shack for the day! (photo by KH7AL)|
|Looking towards Colorado Springs|
It was a grand time with Al and Lynn.