Stef and I went to Taylor Mountain Regional Preserve to hike up the namesake mountain for another 1-point activation. This was a 5-mile round trip with 1100 feet of elevation change through cow grazing territory. We took the Eastern Trail up and returned on the Western Trail. This was also the last hike we needed to complete the Sonoma Parks Trails Challenge.
The peak of Taylor Mountain is on private property and fenced off, about 20 feet away from the highest point accessible in the park. I attached my Yagi to a wooden pole by the fence and had an easy 2m-only activation.
Thanks to all the chasers – my SOTA activator score is now 15 and counting!