Probably, without this moment, activation of R9U/SO-066 was ordinary. I just chose a summit that has not yet been activated. I just chose the route (380 km one way). It was even easier to pack up and go. Fortunately, there was no long bad weather.
Before, I never planned a trip to the eastern part of the South Urals. The mountains there are not as high, harsh and photogenic, as, for example, in the central part, where all 10-point summits are located. But when I got to the R9U/SO-043 for the first time in June 2018, I realized how much I had lost, passing by for many years.
This year I have tried to catch up with what I missed earlier.
On this trip, I was accompanied by Alex UB9WKL with his son.
It seemed to me that they were not disappointed with this trip.
I just fell in love with these light birch forests, so contrasting with the deaf and dark taiga of the central part:
Perhaps the photos will tell better than my terrible English)
But I got carried away, because the story began with an attack by flying ants! Yes, it really was.
And these insects at first just distracted from the CW QSO (already difficult because of the lightning discharges), sticking around me and the key. And then they, getting under the clothes, began to bite!
If my companions, standing in the wind, could brush it off.
Then I just had to endure, I could not leave SOTA enthusiasts calling me …
The roar of QRN and annoying insects all the same got tired of the order and after spending a bit less than half an hour at the radio, I began to hastily fold the position.
The rain caught us on the way to the camp as soon as we descended the rocks. So it was right.
The evening was warm. I couldn’t fall asleep in the tent, so I wanted to pack my things and go to the night activation…
In the morning the road home was waiting for us. But, fascinated by the beauty of these mountains, we lengthened this path. We visited Lake Talkas - a mountain pearl of the southern Urals.
Even mountains that are not too high can be beautiful!