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Carr Mountain 7630 - Sierra Ancha
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Carr Mountain 7630 - Sierra AnchaGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar May 25 2014
Grasshopper
Hiking2.50 Miles 1,620 AEG
Hiking2.50 Miles   6 Hrs   5 Mns   0.64 mph
1,620 ft AEG   2 Hrs   10 Mns Break
 
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In mid March Brian had expressed an interest in attempting a summit hike to this 7630' "Summits on the Air" (SOTA) mountain off Workman Creek Road (FR487). As many times as I had been up this road in past years to do various hikes in this area, I had no idea this topo-named high elevation mountain was just one mile off-trail from the popular FR487 Falls Campground area :?

Brian had posted a planning route on our HAZ Route Manager for viewing and I soon located a posted Oct'06 pic from our RWStorm(Randy) http://hikearizona.com/photo=333694 confirming that it was definitely for real :)

For just a two(2) mile off-trail day hike some would say why would we consider driving a round trip of 6+ hours and a total of 244 miles? Actually, there were a number of reasons:

For Brian-
..Within the SOTA classifications, this mountain had never before been activated by any SOTA member and thus Brian would have the honors of being the named activator of record as well as an opportunity to add another deserved 10 SOTA points to his present SOTA status of 218 points * ;
..He knows I will take pics of his SOTA activation for bragging rights & posting on their & his website;
..We had planned a celebration Memorial Day weekend dinner meal in Miami at- :next: igallery/image_page.php?id=4168 ;

For me-
..I had not had any hiking exercise since my last 4/27 & was up for almost anything within reason;
..I enjoy hiking with Brian and viewing his SOTA activities;
..An opportunity for another new area hike in one of my most favorite Wilderness areas to be;
..I had purchased and received on 4/28 a new GPS Receiver- Oregon 600 and this hike would be my first real opportunity to field test it (I will post my first field test findings/opinions later in the HAZ Oregon 600 forum thread);
..I had purchased and received on 5/15 a new pocket size Sony DSC-WX50 (year 2012 CMOS release), the present same small camera that Joe B. uses; This hike would be my first opportunity to field test it for my limited needs; For my now posted 5/25 pic-set I decided not to Photoshop edit any of my original 38 posted pics so that I could view the natural camera results of my two selected Sony picture modes: the "Superior Auto" mode and the "Program" mode; For this day hike, I tried to take two pics of the same scene, one pic with each mode; My objective being to evaluate unedited each similar scene/pic mode for color, shade-lighting, clarity, and focus thus trying to make a determination of which mode- "Superior Auto or Program" I liked the best. I can now report that I prefer the overall results of the Sony "Superior Auto" mode the best and will most likely continue using this mode along with my as required Photoshop editing for ongoing posted HAZ pic-sets using this camera :D

* = For Brian: 218 SOTA points + 10 additional for Carr Mountain = 228 : app :
(Congratulations to Brian for now being ranked number 3 in the USA for 12 Meter Band CW)
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