Final Assualt (Part 2), Not Today

There was a tentative plan to do two peaks today to finish of my SOTA Goat quest. However it was not to be. We did activate Viejos Mesa, W5N/CC-020, but evidently I had yet to do a hike through snow and mud on a beautiful sunny day. I can now check that box.

I did the activation with Fred, KT5X and John K1JD. It was a lovely day and the views were simply magnificent, in fact these views captured the imagination of Georgia O'Keefe, and which she immortalized in her paintings. Of all days to forget my camera it was today, but in the picture below, everything in it plus a lot more was what we got to look at while doing this summit. Of course we were a lot higher, 8,000ft ASL, while enjoying the beauty.

As previously mentioned the trail was too wet and too muddy, with some almost knee deep drifts in places, to keep a decent pace, So we didn't' have time to do the second peak. So, I sit at 996 points.

Hopefully tomorrow.
Mike Crownover, AD5A, is a regular contributor to and writes from Texas, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

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