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SOTA Activation : Mount Townsend, Northern Olympics, Washington - February 21, 2015

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Wonderful hike for a sunny, breezy day! Quite chilly on the summit with the gusty winds. No trees or rock formations to take shelter under.  I spent 2.5 hours on the summit and had constant radio traffic! I had planned on working 2M and 70cm, but had so much traffic on 2M, I couldn't find time to check out 70cm - so my appologies to those who listened for me on 70cm.

From the summit, there are incredible views of Puget Sound, including the entire Seattle area, and up into Vancouver Island and Canada.

I terminated the Activation about 4:30PM PST, so I could take some photos, and head back down to the trailhead before dark. Hiking time up to summit from trailhead was 1 hour 20 minutes, and time back down to the trailhead was 60 minutes. 

Thank you to all Chasers!  Very much appreciated and I really enjoyed making radio contact with folks from all over Western Washington and Western Canada. 

See this trip report for directions: