I took the MFJ Big Ear along thinking I could more easily straddle a fence or boundary. I setup at the JEF/BOU boundary about 1500Z but at only 13 feet high, I wasn't pleased with its performance. So I bailed on the Big Ear and set up my Park Portable Doublet at 30 feet. That was better but no outing is devoid of mishap and one of my Cabela's end support poles broke near the top under stress. Battle damages or breaking something while using it aren't a concern for me. Stepping on it in my basement, that's when I would have gotten upset. I ran 27 QSOs on 20m there and decided to change location.
I went over to a spot inside Weld county east of Erie and operated from a park. Conditions had changed a bit so I checked 15m and put out some calls on 40m. I heard some weaky squeaky signals from CO on 7.050 but was unable to QSO. I went back to 14.050 and ran 26 more before everybody left. So I tore down and headed over to Adams county. I found a spot near McKay Lake that may have worked out but it started to rain, so I came home.
That's it. 53 QSOs and now I have to figure out how to report all of this on the summary sheet! It seems overly complicated.