Where’s the wine bottle? A Death Valley Corkscrew

SOTA summit: Corkscrew, Death Valley, California W6/ND-137

Activation Date: Feb 11, 2018

Unique: Yes

Call sign used: W6PNG

Portable operation: Yes

Radio: KX2

Antenna: LNR EndFed

Band/Modes used: 40m and 20m SSB

Hike:  ~7.3 miles and ~3,200ft ascent.  (<–click left for GaiaPro track etc)

Hike and AZ profile: Well defined trail to peak and AZ is flat, exposed with zero trees

Solo operation: No with Rico M

Recommend: Yes

Cell Coverage: Excellent

Photos: Copyright Paul Gacek 2018

 

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Corkscrew in Death Valley
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Red tear drop is Corkscrew….blue donuts are other SOTA activations I’ve done
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Breakfast in Beatty, NV at Mel’s dinner…..classic and a real piece of Americana.
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Two nights earlier….wind storm meant no Milky Way photography and a night in a motel in Beatty, NV but beer and a real dinner were a plus.
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Corkscrew….do I need to mountaineer to the mesa?
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Looking west into Death Valley
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Looking south toward Badwater (lowest point in US at approximately -280 ft)
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Cold and windy on this peak but I remembered to fly the flag

 

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