Latitude: 52 16 1 N, Longitude: 3 12 0 W
Grid Reference: SO 182639, QTH Locator: IO82JG
Trying to squeeze a final activation in before the end of the year, I decided on Great Rhos which would net me 7 points for the day.
Most of mid Wales had been snowed in over the last couple of days, but a thaw in the west meant that the main roads should be clear of snow.
And that is how I found it. A big thaw had set in and there were no issues getting to my usual parking spot opposite Haine's Mill on the A44 near New Radnor.
It's a 3 mile walk in with 1350' of ascent. The snow line was at about 600 metres but was easily manageable until the summit plateau, where there were deep drifts. I tried in vain to battle my way to the trig point, but was defeated by the deep snow and unknown terrain underfoot.
|Ascending the track|
|Looking across the valley|
|The thaw really took hold|
|Stream alongside Haine's Mill|
|No live firing today.|
Condx were pretty good with 42 QSOs in the bag including 2 Stateside.
Just one S2S this today with F6HBI/p on F/AM-415
A nice outing to end the day, and plenty of HNY wishes from the chasers!
Cold fingers however :-)