WA3WSJ Trails End
Welcome to my "Trails End Page."  This is where I'll put all my hiking activities.  I hope you enjoy the site.
NH Hike with Daughter Cynthia
WA3WSJ PA AT - DWG to Rt 183
Duncannon to Pine Grove S.P., PA Hike 2008
It's been a few years since I started my AT QRP Hike (2001). I started with two other hams, but now It's just me hiking and playing QRP on the AT here in PA. I've hiked through PA and MD and have hiked parts of NJ, NY and NH.

I've learned much about  hiking, but hiking has given me more than I could have ever imagined!

My rig used on the AT is now a  KX1 HT. I modified my KX1 for HT use to save space and weight.  It works great and weighs-in at only 1.5 lbs!
Grand Canyon Hike with Daughter Cynthia
Pine Grove S.P. to Caledonia S.P., PA Hike 2009
Caledonia S.P. to Maryland 2009
Sun Behind Clouds  @ Lake HutDaughter & WA3WSJ Summit Cannon Mt.Daughter Eisenhower Mt., NHWA3WSJ Mt. Pierce, NHDaughter Franconia Ridge, NHDaughter on Liberty Trail, NHWA3WSJ Bridle Path, NHLakes Hut from Mt. Washington, NHFranconia Ridge CloudsDaughter at Lakes Hut Meal
Colorado RiverHorseshoe Mesa, Grand CayonCyn & Grand Cayon Cave Cyn & WA3WSJRed Rock Ballon RideBallon Ride Landing - not soft!Cyn & Dad in BallonCyn & All Backpack Down Grand CanyonCyn & Dad End Grand Cayon Hike - hot!
WA3WSJ, WB3AAL & N2BSE Start PA HikeWA3WSJ & WB3AAL AT N2BSE & WA3WSJ DWG, PAN7UN, WA3WSJ & NU3E DWG, NJWB3AAL Leroy Smith Shelter NU3E & WA3WSJ DWG, NJNU3E & WT2Q DWG, NJWA3WSJ Raingear on ATWA3WSJ Rt 183 AT DamWA3WSJ Pulpit Rock PA
Cove Mountain RocksCove Mountain ShelterCove Mountain Shelter InsideCumberland ValleyDarlington ShelterAlex Kennedy ShelterScott Farm Rest StopN3LSN AT VolunteerCove Mountain tru-hikersDave @ Wiskey Ditch
WA3WSJ Pine GroveS.P StartN3SW @ Birch Run ShelterBirch Run Shelter InsideN3SW Cooking  @ Birch Run CampsiteN3SW Hurt'in Feet on ATTroop 23 York, PAGirls on ATMom & Kids on ATN3SW @ Quary Gap ShelterQuary Gap Shelter
Rocky Mountain SignRocky Mountain CampN3SW Working DXWA3WSJ Rocky Mountain SignTumbling Run SheltersTumbling Run Camp 2009Marsa & Dog Running ATTru-Hiker NascarTru-Hiker DeliterWA3WSJ & N3SW Finish of AT in PA
Maryland AT Hike June 2010
WA3WSJ & N3SW -High RockDevil's Racecourse Shelter SignBlack Snake Crampton Gap CampsiteAnnapolis Rocks CapsiteN3SW RainN3SW & WA3WSJ Washington Monument in RainTimber Rattlesnake - almost got me!Crampton Gap ShelterChris & Garret @ Crampton Gap CampsiteN3SW on KX1 @ Crampton Gap CampsitePine Knob ShelterCowall ShelterN3SW White RocksWA3WSJ White RocksChris & Garret Ed Garvey ShelterN3SW @ Ed Garvey ShelterEd Garvey Shelter 2010
PA AT Hike Rt 325 to Susquehanna River  April 2013
WA3WSJ Rt 325Peter;s Mtn Shelter SignN3Sw @ Shikellimy OverlookPeter's mtn ShelterPeter's Mtn Shelter InsideWA3WSJ Peter's Mtn ShelterPeter's Mtn Outhouse InsidePeter's Mtn OuthouseTable Rock LookoutSus & Jun RiversSus RiverN3SW Power LinesN3Sw Clark's Ferry ShelterClark's Ferry ShelterClark's Feery Outhouse
Clark's Outhoude Note
PA AT Hike Pulpit Rock  March 25, 2015
KB3SBC on AT to Pulpit RockKB3SOM on ATWA3WSJWA3WSJWA3WSJKB3SOM VHF HT Operation on RockKB3SBC operating on Pulpit RockKB3SBC- Turtle Operation in rainKB3SBC - Turtle head pops out!
To the right is my AT Hiking Rig of choice.  It's my KX1 HT weighing-in at around 1.5 lbs entire station!  I also installed a 1.5AH Li-ion battery in it and put a micro paddle on the side.  This is a sweet setup for hiking anywhere! You might notice I moved the LED to the top. I did this as I installed a cw indicator that blinks within +- 20hz from a cw signal. Now I just tune until the LED blinks and I'm on the station!    KX1 HT Information
WA3WSJ hiking up to Pulpit Rock on AT
Glen, NK1N/pmGlen at Eagles Nest Shelter SignWA3WSJ's CampNK1N CampJason's Monster PackJason's CampSpring Water SourceNK1N at ShelterNK1N/pm at campNK1N  KX3 Phone ControlNK1N  & Jason CampfireNK1N  & Jason Hike OutNK1N/pm Hike Out Operating
PA AT Hike Rt 183 to Eagles Nest Shelter  April 18-19,  2015
WA3WSJ operating at campsite near Eagles Nest Shelter on the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania
PA AT Hike Rt 183 to Eagles Nest Shelter  October 30-31,  2015
KB3SBC & KB3SOM TruckKB3SBC Trail2Pine Spring SignEagles Nest Trail SignWA3WSJ CampWA3WSJ Camp OperatorWA3WSJ Camp Op 1WA3WSJ KX1 Radio etc.