On April 1st, my son Cooper and I decided to hike St. Regis Mountain Fire Tower as part of the ADK Fire Tower Challenge. St. Regis is also a Summit On The Air Summit, W2/GA-061 so I also decided to make this my first attempt at a SOTA Summit Activation.
A good buddy of mine, who is a soccer coach, tells his players, “You either win or you learn”. Well that is exactly what I ended up doing on this trip… a lot of learning. I will let my video give you all the details but bottom line, I was not prepared for the SOTA Activation and ultimately failed at that part. However not all was lost. I got to hike a gorgeous mountain and spend some time with my son Cooper. And…I was able to complete my first Fire Tower Hike in the ADK Fire Tower Challenge. One down, Twenty-Two to go!!!