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Iron Mountain - Tonto NFGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 05 2014
BEEBEE
Hiking2.74 Miles 1,325 AEG
Hiking2.74 Miles   4 Hrs      1.37 mph
1,325 ft AEG   2 Hrs    Break20 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
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Beautiful day to bag a new peak and put it on the air. Iron mountain is an 8 point peak in the Arizona SOTA association http://www.sota.org.uk/ and it has never been activated. I arrived at the Rogers TH at 8 am made it to the summit around 940. I set up my newly built linked dipole antenna and started making contacts. Several others in the AZ association were on peaks and we managed to work each other. My longest distance contact was in Belgium which was very cool. In the end I made 35 total contacts in the USA Canada and Belgium. After having all that fun working CW and Phone eating lunch exploring the summit it was time to break the station down and head back. I left the summit around noon and arrived at the TH at 1245

Oh I also had a message relayed to me by Tom W7RV from WA7ORV Hank aka "Grasshopper" congratulating me on my climb to the top of Iron Mountain. That was a cool surprise :y:

As for all the hype about the bushwhacking from previous trip logs someone must have been through and done some trail maintenance as I ran into very little over growth on pinto. The trail going up the mountain was faint and loose as advertised but the brush was not bad at all. The views from the top were great.
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Wildflowers Observation Light
Lots of the weeds were in bloom

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Iron Mountain Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
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