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Snow is getting rare again, I’ve been getting lazy: time to restart my hiking again to get some much needed exercise again. No big effort to get going, that’s what Tiger mountain is really good for. And for a Sunday, the trail was not as crowded that I was afraid it would be.

Stats:

Distance: 6mi / 9.6km roundtrip
Elevation gain:  2170ft / 650m
High point: 2522ft / 757m
Hiking time: 65min up, 45min down
Weather: cloudy, 40 at TH

Hikers:
David

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This is the final practice hike before the Wonderland Trail hike. I decide to go for speed instead of weight: packed with just a light daypack I try speeding up the cable line trail, the diretissima to West #3.

Stats:

Distance: 5mi / 8.1km roundtrip
Elevation gain:  2170ft / 650m
High point: 2522ft / 757m
Hiking time: 45min up, 30min down
Weather: cloudy, 60 at TH

Hikers:
David

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This was by far the shortest stay on the Tiger summit we ever did: lightning was closing in on us (1-2 mi away), so we quickly turned around at the summit to not risk getting caught in the thunderstorm.
Back at the bottom, we walked along the trail to Tradition Lake to find a spot for our delayed picnic. Besides our usuals, Shabnam brought along a sampler of Chateau Erfani 2007: Her selfmade wine, albeit still young, has a great color and wonderful and round taste.

Stats:

Distance: 5mi / 8.1km roundtrip
Elevation gain:  2170ft / 650m
High point: 2522ft / 757m
Hiking time: 1:05hr up, 50min down
Weather: thunderstorm, 70 at TH

Hikers:
Shabnam, David

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Sunday morning I got to combine 2 hobbies I enjoy: a sunny morning makes it tempting to hike and a VHF radio contest is on. After packing radio, battery and accessories, I ended up with 30lbs weight on my back, good exercise for the backpacking trip in August.
Amazing what large crowd is up on Tiger-3 even on a early Sunday morning! So I immediately continued to summit 2 which was almost deserted. I rigged up my radio and antenna (a simple 6m half-wave wire dipole) and got on the air for the next ~60 minutes. The high place for the antenna helped with receiving considerably, could easily hear into Colorado and faintly into Minnesota (on CW). But my portable radio is limited to 5W QRP transmitting power, add to that the simple dipole, so unfortunately I could not make 2-way contact with those distant stations. Did about ~20 QSOs, most of them in CW and a few on SSB.

Stats:

Distance: 5.8mi / 9.3km roundtrip
Elevation gain:  2405ft / 722m
High point: 2757ft / 827m
Hiking time: 1:10hrs up and 1hr down
Weather: sunny; ~60 at TH

Hikers:
W7CF (David)

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dry but cloudy, quite cold on the top. The nut flickers are very bold, one of them stole some of our cheese.

Stats:

Distance: 5mi / 8.1km roundtrip
Elevation gain:  2170ft / 650m
High point: 2522ft / 757m
Hiking time: 1:20hr up, ~1hr down
Weather: dry, cloudy

Hikers:
Mohsen, David

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First hike for this season. Choice is limited, many trails are still closed, too much snow.

So we chose good old Tiger Mountain for this week.

Plus: new maniac joined us: Mohsen
Minus: David forgot to bring cheese and wine

Stats:

Distance: 5mi / 8.1km roundtrip
Elevation gain:  2170ft / 650m
High point: 2522ft / 757m
Hiking time: ~1:10hrs up and ~1hr down
Weather: misty weather with some light rain; ~50 at TH

Hikers:
Marjan, Shabnam, Mohsen, David

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