A two day seven summit trip in the Victorian Alps.
For the 2015 KRMNPA weekend I headed off to the Burrowa Pine Mountain NP, this park has 4 valid SOTA summits, of which three are on walking tracks.
So after studying the maps my plan was to access the Hinces Saddle camping area via the Burrowa 4wd track. This would place me as close as I could get to Mt Burrowa and an easy walk back to Black Mountain. Black Mountain can be access by 2wd quite close to the summit via Black Mountain Track. For those without a suitable four wheel drive parking near Black Mountain and hiking into Hinces saddle would be an option.
Over the space of seven days I activated four WWFF parks in the Northern Territory (VK8).
With the lure of bonus points and the expected great weather it was off to Mt McLeod (vk3/ve-034) and Ulrich Peak (vk3/ve-038).
I had notice that a number of summits sat on or near the Australian Alpine Walking Track.
In particular, Mt Speculation, Mt Despair, The Razor, and The Viking. Also nearby were Mt Cobbler and the un-named summit VK3/VE-103.
I had the opportunity to slip in a SOTA activation on a trip to Wagga Wagga, after seeking some local knowledge I selected Galore Hill.
I have used a few different configurations for packing and operating with the MTR rig.
Generally they revolved around a plastic storage box and either holding the key and note book or using a variation of the Sota Beams Flight Deck to support them. Continue reading