Monday 27th November 2017, and another low-effort activation of The Cloud G/SP-015.
Well there was a bit of effort involved in driving the 7 miles to the parking spot in heavy rain, and a bit more in making the decision to climb to the summit, even with just handheld in pocket.
A bit of effort (that I’m used to) climbing the big concrete staircase, and then rather more in negotiating the short section of path alongside the farm that has become a worse mudplug than the first part of the Gun G/SP-013 path!
There have been no sightings of the NT working party since they were seen loading tools back into their van after making their access path from the farm to the summit path. What I’m wondering is if their work will be limited to the summit path from the signed NT land only - ie, after the really awful section past the farm. Those concrete steps need a lot of mud clearing from them too.
There is erosion damage to the main path, and erosion damage to the vegetated areas either side. I presume these are the main foci for the NT working party - but the concrete steps and connecting path are the most treacherous.
Once on the eroded summit path, it was fairly easy going, and I didn’t need to worry about “effort” until I returned to the NT boundary again on the descent. At the summit, regular chasers Pete 2E0LKC and Steve 2W0ISV were worked on 2m FM, but not Anne 2E0LMD who was out at the shops.
Every chance I’ll activate it again tomorrow.