For those not on facebook, I wanted to share a big thank you here on the reflector. On June 8th, my 3 year SOTA-versary, I reached my goal of MG and also the first YL in OR to achieve it. It was a beautiful day on Big Red Mountain, the perfect amount of blue sky and rolling clouds to feel in the heavens. I logged 108 qsos with 17 S2S! I appreciate some who put effort to be on a summit for this special day for me. It has been an amazing journey and I wanted to say thank you to so many that were a part of it near and far. Not that its ending, but it is a big achievement for me that also helped me get through a few difficult years of loss and health issues. Nothing compares to getting to the top of a mountain on some of those days.
It was my 219th activation, and of the 119 uniques I have summited 73 were First Activations so a lot of new areas I’ve explored and navigated. I know my region so much better. I really never summited before SOTA. What is unique of SOTA treks is i can remember something from each one, even if the same mountain, no trek or activation is ever the same. From the flora and fauna, to weather and equipment. Lots of memories and lessons learned.
So grateful to be a part of SOTA and it truly has changed my life for the better. Time to set some new goals Thanks team, couldn’t do it without you!