Last weekend I made an activation of Trayfoot Mtn (W4V/HB-021). The autumnal colors in the Virginia Appalachians were great and easily justified the longer hiking route I took. My activation report, with photos, is here.
I’ve also been searching for a way to standardize how I rate the difficulty of hikes in my posts. I’ve decided to go with a National Park Service formula, which I explain in the post. I’m not entirely sold on it; so I’d be interested to hear about what other ways of rating trails people use as they prepare for activations. 73, David/N3II