W6/WH-007, Clem Nelson Peak

Activation Date: 3 June 2017
Transport: Hike Distance: 2.8 miles
Elev. gain: 940ft Time: 1.5-2 hours
Rig(s): FT-817, VX-2R Band(s): 40m, 20m SSB; 2m FM
Antenna(s): Linked dipole, 12.5 inch flex whip
Cell Service: Marginal (T-Mobile)
ParkingSchulman Grove Visitor Center, $3 per person, max $6 per vehicle
TrailheadSchulman Grove Visitor Center, west side
Fees/Permits: None
Route: Discovery trail, cross-country
Dogs: Yes  Toilet: Yes

My second peak of the day, I did this one after a nice break at the Schulman Grove visitor center. Earlier on in the day, I had gotten there before the visitor center was open, and couldn’t figure out where or how to pay the parking/day-use fee. When I got back from the first hike, the visitor center was open (and had visitors!).  I went in and got a fridge magnet, and chatted with the very friendly rangers that staff the center.  Returning to my car in the parking lot, I ran across a man who’d locked his keys in his truck.  I offered my help, though I knew not what to do.  He said he planned on breaking the window after trying various other means.  I didn’t stick around long enough to find out what he was going to do.  I figured I’d help him somehow, upon my return. Later, it appeared he was able to get into his vehicle. It was gone, with no sign of broken glass.  On with my hike to Clem Nelson Peak!

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