With a beautiful day looming on the horizon, I decided to hike in to a potential site for placing one of my trail cameras.
The area that I was interested in is located in the Sibald Flats area located on highway 68.
I actually parked my mobile aproximitly 8 kilometers south of highway 68 at the end of a side road.
Once I parked my mobile, I shouldered my day pack that I had loaded before leaving home, and I was good to go.
The day promised to be a good one, although it was a bit brisk when I left my mobile behind with the temperature hovering around -3 Celsius.
I also set my Kenwood D710A in digipeat mode so that I would have no problem getting in to the network with my Kenwood D72 that I had with me.
I suspected that I would not have needed my mobile to digipeat my signals, as the Pigeon Mountain Digi was hearing me fine on my drive in, but I wanted to be sure that I would have no problem getting in to the network with my D72 while away from my mobile.
I had a very good morning scouting out the area that I was interested in, with lots of sign of wildlife including some cougar tracks not all that old.
All told I was gone from my mobile for about 3 hours, and by the time I returned to my truck the temperature was on the march upward.
All in all it was a very productive morning, and I plan on returning soon.
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