HAM-14er Event 2010 and Summits On The Air (SOTA) Activation (W0/SR-010 Huron Peak, 14003'/4268m).
Saturday morning NØB goat-team leaves Huron Peak trail head
Team takes a quick rest stop to acclimate to the thinner air
Rooster goat supervises Rich/AC7MA on high-altitude cooking at 11,800'
Next morning dreary clouds mixed with rain, wind and bone chilling temps color our ascent.
Peanut goat leads the way on Huron Peak above 13,000'
Clouds and rain increase with altitude ...lead to decreasing attitude
Peanut goat negotiates a knife edge ridge with 4-legged confidence.
Peanut's view to the East
Peanut summits his 7th 14er! Huron Peak 14,003'
Spending as little time as possible on the summit NØB (wGØAT) & Peanut make the 4-QSOs required for official SOTA peak activation
Guy/N7UN displaying Team NØB's Summits On The Air flag
Guy/N7UN warms his hands under Rooster's saddle getting ready to spell Steve/wGØAT
Meanwhile, Rich/AC7MA summit photographer captures the action
Peanut joyously says farewell to Huron Peak as we descend.
On our descent slow clearing of the clouds slowly reveals breath-taking views
These clearings cause us to rethink our hasty decent ...but know it's only a tease
Once at 13k it seems to be we're on a different day with different climate!
Time to shed some layers
"Hey, what the heck are these silly domestic goats doing on my turf!?" says, Mr Mountain Marmot
"Some great tasting grasses on these slopes! Huh? Rooster"
"Peanut aren't you glad this Ham-14er thing is only once a year?" says Rooster