Hiking St. Regis Mountain Fire Tower and First SOTA Attempt (fail)

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!!!

 

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