Other SOTA sites: SOTAwatch | SOTA Home | Database | Video | Photos | Shop | Mapping | FAQs | Facebook | Contact SOTA

This is the story of an almost SOTA activation


#1

I didn’t quite make it to Teutonia Peak (W6/CD-013) despite getting within 'spitting distance" but all was not lost as it was in the very beautiful Mojave Desert in the ever wonderful western USA and so it became a NPOTA activation. If interested in a few desert snaps and a short story read on at https://w6png.wordpress.com/2016/01/31/almost-teutonia-w6cd-013-and-definitely-mojave-national-preserve-pv13/


#2

Hi Paul

I enjoyed the blog, thanks for posting. Time well spent despite the SOTA miss!

I like the National Park stamps, they remind me of Youth Hostel stamps collected the proper way (on foot) in my youth :smiley:

Are NP stamps just fun to collect, or are they linked to registering your presence in the park eg in case of emergency?
Academic, as I don’t think I’ll make it over there anytime soon, but just interested…

Adrian
G4AZS


#3

Adrian

Thanks for reading the blog post and glad you enjoyed it.

The National Park stamps are purely a fun piece of memorabilia. From an emergency perspective in some areas we are encouraged to provide details of trips we are about to take on a backcountry board and beyond that I think its down to the hiker or friend/family member to ring the alarm bell if something is amiss.

Paul de W6PNG