North Marshall, Virginia
North Marshall (W4V/SH-009) is a nice hike with a great view to the west. Parking is available on Skyline Drive. The trail to North Marshall is on the Appalachian Trail.
Summit Name: North Marshall, (W4V/SH-009)
Location: Front Royal, Va
Date: January 4th, 2021
Points: 8 + 3 (Winter Bonus Points)
County: Warren County
Weather: Partly cloudy, 32 degrees
Permit: Yes, $20 Entrance fee
On a Scale of 1 to 5
North Marshall was the third summit of the day and as I drove down Syline Drive I started to gain in elevation. The summit sits at 3369 feet and 3000 feet must be the magic number because as I ascended the mountain I hit a wall of snow and ice that had accumulated on the trees which made for a beautiful sight. On the way up is a really nice area to view the valley below but unfortunately it was outside the activation zone. A little further up I found a legit spot and got on the air. I decided to try 2 meters and was able to make a decent pile of contacts. Even though the summit was covered in trees I was still able to get out with 5W and my modified Arrow antenna.
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