Harquahala (Hark-wa-hala) peak trail is a BLM National Byway which climbs to the top of 5,681 ft. Harquahala Peak, the highest mountain in southwestern Arizona. At the top, find an observatory built by the Smithsonian Institution in use from 1920 to 1925 to measure solar temperatures. Also find modern solar collectors used by the Central Arizona Project. There are also microwave relay towers. I only have a Tech license but I am sure many HF contacts could be made from here if the solar and microwave equipment don’t interfere.
Easy at the bottom, but the upper parts of the road are narrow, steep and rocky. Suitable for all SUVs with four-wheel drive and low-range gears. Their views as far as the eye can see with no obstructions.
I would like to see if there is any interest before posting. This is a very long trip, especially from my house 160 miles one way. I would like to have at least 6 confirmed yes RSVP's before posting sometime in December or January.