At work, we recently hired a couple of young guys who have their technicians license. I have learned a tremendous amount from them. They like to hike, and have expressed an interest in activating a local mountain (US-019). I've got a plethora of portable equipment that we can use including a full buddipole setup, an FT-818/K2 for QRP, outpost tripod with many hamsticks, a SuperAntenna, map loop antenna, and of course all the wire you can imagine. I've even got a 2m SSB/CW rig to fire up. I have 2 questions.... What do you normally use for power? Is there a way to run 100 watts without killing yourself lugging a battery up the mountain? What about multiple rigs, like 2m and HF. How do you find a good spot. On Paris Mountain, there are a ton of hiking trails to the summit, but there are no picnic areas or overlooks up top. We would basically be setting up on the side of a trail. Awkward. Any newbie tips would be helpful. BTW, Paris Mountain is also a state park, so technically we could activate POTA as well. Is this ever done?