Article by kd0ipi on May 23 2016 at 16:05

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Rusk Co HP trip report

Beautiful late spring day; high 60s with mostly sunny skies and light breeze. 

Access to the summit is from County Road F to the east.  Turn west on the only gravel road on the west side of Co. Rd F in the vicinity.  Go west about 1.5 miles to a parking area.  There is a closed gate on the access forest road at this point.  The hike  to Rusk County High Point is about 1.5 miles along a forest trail/logging road. There are a few logging trails that branch off the main one.  Stay on the main road. Take a look at the satelite image.  The access forest road is apparent. The hike is a very gentle climb through rolling hills and could easily be done by mountain bike.  The activation site is a clearing at the end of the logging road in the middle of the woods.  Cell phone access is available but marginal.

Made about a dozen contacts on the maiden voyage for my kx3. Thanks chasers! Had a great little hike.  The woods were full of trillium blooms.   Ticks were present (to keep me humble I guess). Doesn't get much better for this OM.   73