|Activation Date: 8 July 2017|
|Transport: Hike/Run||Distance: 7 miles|
|Elev. gain: 2000ft||Time: 2 hours|
|Rig(s): FT-817, VX-2R||Band(s): 40m, 20m SSB|
|Antenna(s): End-fed half-wave, 12.5 inch flex whip|
|Cell Service: Barely (T-Mobile)|
|Parking: Free roadside|
|Trailhead: End of Gilroy Hot Springs Road|
|Route: Grizzly Gulch, Rock Tower trails going up; Jackson, Anza trails going down|
|Dogs: No||Toilet: Yes|
This is my first full combined SOTA/POTA activation. Wasno Ridge sits inside Henry Coe State Park, WWFF/POTA designator KFF-1161.
This trip was meant to be a loop, inspired by AA6XA’s trip report for Wasno Ridge and Willson Peak. This would be one of my trail-running trips. However, I forgot one of my water bottles and decided it would be safest to just do Wasno Ridge. The temperature was forecast to rise sharply and I didn’t want to mess with potentially life-threatening heat issues. My planned route would take me up the shorter, steeper way to Wasno Ridge.