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Activation of Spur 2 Benchmark near Florence by NS7P on July 27, 2016

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This summit lies on the south side of Florence.  The trail rises 350 to 400’ over about one mile.  The summit is covered with RF equipment which did not seem to cause much interference to my HF station.


Coming from the north on Highway 101, cross the 101 bridge and start looking for a road to the left called Glenada.  It is several hundred yards south of the bridge.  The sign says “No Outlet”, but don’t let that stop you.  The road becomes gravel. Follow that road and turn right when the signs indicate a change to Glenada Rd East. Finally the road ends at a blue house on the right and a turn to the left.  Here is a yellow gate with signs that say no motorized access allowed, but non-motorized access permitted. Yea! Park here (without blocking the gate) and head up the hill on foot.


About 1/3 of a mile uphill, stay to the right at an intersection. About 2/3 of a mile up, at a large intersection, veer to the right and immediately (maybe 100’) veer to the left.  Continue uphill to the summit. The RF facility is fenced in, but there are trees and a pole or two in the parking area to mount a mast to.  There are nice views of Florence and the ocean as you hike up.