This website was created to share information about trails I have hiked while participating in Summits On The Air or SOTA. SOTA is a radio sport that was started in the U.K. and involves hiking to a predesignated summit with an assigned point value. The point value is based on elevation above sea level not difficulty. The minimum number of points for an assigned peak is one and the maximum number is ten with a potential for three seasonal bonus points. Upon arrival, you set up your portable ham radio kit and make contacts with other operators from around the world.
If you have never heard of ham radio, or Summits On The Air - SOTA, then I would encourage you to check out my YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter channels for more information (links above).
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DOWNLOAD - HIKING PLAN FORM (iOS Pages Version)
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DOWNLOAD - WILDERNESS PROTOCOL (QST ARTICLE REFERENCE)
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