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Peak 4618 - Fraser Benchmark
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Peak 4618 - Fraser BenchmarkGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 27 2014
BEEBEE
Hiking6.30 Miles 2,200 AEG
Hiking6.30 Miles   8 Hrs   33 Mns   1.32 mph
2,200 ft AEG   3 Hrs   46 Mns Break25 LBS Pack
 
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After doing the Hackberry Butte on Christmas Eve I pointed this peak out to Hank as one that would be fun to activate for SOTA. Hank got Larry involved and figured out a plan.

We stated the hike up Mill site canyon and in about 2 miles the road ended and we began our climb to the start of the ridgeline. At the saddle we took a break for a while and enjoyed the view of the Superstition interior. I updated my Ham Radio friends in the valley of our progress and eta to the peak.

The climb up the ridge line was steep but not un manageable. Before we knew it the peak was in view and we were looking at the benchmarks.

I ate some lunch got my antenna and radio configured and called CQ on 12m CW(Morse Code) and began working stations. After working about 25 stations on CW I switched to Sideband (Phone voice) and worked some more on phone. After about an hour of operating a total of 34 contacts from all over the USA were made. I broke the equipment down packed up we all took one last view from the top. I filled out and dropped my peak card in the summit log.

We headed down the alternate route down that Larry planned. Larry did an awesome job on the down route. The terrain was very manageable and in short order we were back on the road.

On the way home we hit La Casita in AJ for Mexican.

Thanks Hank, Larry and Randy for the great day

Update: States contacted from peak AZ, UT, IN, WA, OR, PA, NC, NJ, DE, GA
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