APRS In Your Pocket On The Trail
Early morning finds me headed down to McKinnon Flats where I planned on hiking in to my multistage geocache to do some cache maintenance.
Once I parked near the staging area, I took what gear I required and headed out.
On this map you can see where I parked, that being where my callsign (VE6AB) is present.
I had set my mobile rig in digipeat mode, as there was no way possible for the beacons from my APRS-IYP (APRS In Your Pocket) Smartphone station as seen in the photos to make it out of this deep river valley without being digipeated by my mobile.
The waypoints that you see on this map were generated by my APRS-IYP portable station, and then digipeated by my mobile VE6AB-9 fill-in digipeater, before being heard by VE6JXJ located to the south of my location and digipeated once more, with my information then forwarded to aprs.fi and placed on the map.
The waypoints shown on the map (Path In green) are marking the trail I walked to get to my geocache, and then completed a circular route back to my mobile, the spot marked by my callsign VE6AB.
I had several visitors to my cache recently as indicated by their logging the visit to my geocache on the geocaching.com website.
I wanted to check that that every thing looked good, and I also had brought more swag with me to replenish my cache box.
My geocache is a multistage geocache with 5 different stages to decipher before you actually find my cache box that being a retired 50 caliber ammo box.
I enjoyed the hike in from my mobile, although it was a bit on the cool side with the temperature hovering around the freezing mark.
So all in all, a good morning, and I am getting the itch to go fly-fishing soon, possibly because of the activity happening at the launch site on the Bow nearby as seen in one of the photos.
Click on the photo for a closer look.....