So my fiancé and I decided to tackle a summit in Sonoma County for my birthday today. Using the SotaGoat app we decided on Geyser Peak in a small blip of a town called Mercuryville. After about a 2 1/2 hr drive we got to this gate leading to a dirt road. The road appeared to be an access route used in the maintenance of the
Within 100 yards of the gate there is a make shift shooting range with targets that are randomly placed along the road in the trees for the next 300 yards or so. So, maybe be careful if you approach this summit from a different starting point. I mean unless getting shot is your thing
View east of the geysers on top of other various peaks. The mountain furthest out was where the valley fire ended as it tried to make its way into Sonoma County.
Views north from near the beginning of the hike.
Halfway point of the hike with the radio towers in the distance upper right.
Almost to the top after a 2 mile hike wherein we gained about 1500ft in elevation. Most of it was gained in the final 1/4 mi of the hike.
My partner in crime and I. I really lucked out finding someone who not only supports my nerdy hobbies but wants to be a part of them.
Views south from the summit overlooking northern Sonoma County Ca.
Radio and repeater towers on top of the summit.
APRS beacon sent out from the activation point and screen captured from aprs.fi.
Views of Santa Rosa, Windsor, Cloverdale and Healdsburg from the summit activation point. Beautiful day with temps in the 80’s. Clear views in every direction. Made 5 contacts though I forgot to write down one of them. Oh well. Thanks to KG6NLW, KK6STO, KK6ZDE and as always N6MM who seems to dig my signals out of the muck.