I had planned to take my older daughter on her first overnight hike during this weekend visit to Mt Hotham for our ski club 50th anniversary celebrations. I wrote about the first day’s activations in a previous blog post here.
Mt Feathertop is a challenging first hike, but she’s fit and strong for her 11 years and we went with my brother and his family whilst leaving my younger daughter with my wife back at the lodge. It goes without saying that I was not going to leave the radio gear behind!
Mt Feathertop seen from Mt Loch
Over the first weekend in April I went to Mt Hotham as part of our ski club 50th anniversary celebration. This provided a great opportunity to get a few SOTA activations in when I could either convince the group to go in the right direction, or alternatively escape! On Sat there was general interest in a 4WD expedition up Blue Rag Range and since my 4WD experience is pretty close to zero, it was a good opportunity to activate Blue Rag Range in the company of some experienced 4WDers. Continue reading