The start of the hike on the MST. There i a cut up log about 50 meters away where the bushwhack starts
A look back to the truck as I got started
Summit is heavily forested but there is a good cell signal
The summit is not that big
The overlook where the truck was parked
Getting ready to go to Waterrock Knob
I got in the car and noticed the soreness of my quads from the effort of the bush-whack. I proceeded on to Waterrock Knob W4C/WM-004, another 10 pointer. This was a civilized hike with a partially paved walk up of 800 meters or so and 138 meters of vertical. It was short but steep with large rocks as stepping stones. With my sore quads, I slowly made my way up the trail. Soon I was on a familiar summit. Scott KW4JM and I had been here the year before and this was one of my first few summits. I recognized the trees and the bench that had been there previously. Set-up now is second nature and I was on the air in just a few minutes, swept the bands as usual. No summit-to-summit QSO’s while on the summit this time. After the sweep of the bands, it was time to head back down and savor the day. It was still a pretty good day with 2 out of 3 summits successfully activated. I was both tired and hungry.
View of the parking lot from the summit