Activated 30th June 2013
Day was breaking as I drove the Black Spur with only a few foggy patches along the way. I met up with Peter at Snobs Creek at our scheduled 8.00am meeting time and we set off to our parking spot at the intersection of Barnewall Plains Road. and Con Gap Road. By this stage, any fog was lifting rapidly as perfect mild midwinter conditions greeted us. We were well prepared for much harsher weather but we couldn't have had it any better. It is an easy walk up to the picnic area at the start of the walking track to the summit. There has been recent work done to clear the blackberry infestation on the lower parts of the walking track and it was a pleasant walk to the top, with some great views and a little bit of rock hopping along the way.
A prominent rock cairn marks the summit with an old battered trig point nearby. Plenty of rocks to sit on and use as a radio bench with a few stunted trees for limited shade but not high enough to string an effective dipole from. We were very fortunate to have a perfectly clear day to take in the views around us and although it was cool, we were not cold and I enjoyed the activation with the sun on my back. Being a 10 point activation with 3 bonus points for the season, neither of us wanted to rush this activation.
Thanks to the chasers who found us today and Peter for his company and helping make this a most enjoyable activation.