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
Looking east from Wildrose Peak across Death Valley
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

Happy activator having nabbed 30+ chasers


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