Peak 2,450 “Bodle Peak” 2

Sunrise from Bodle Peak. Mount San Antonio center, Telegraph, Timber, Ontario, Cucamonga, Keller and Mount San Gorgonio.

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UPDATE 11 MARCH 2022 – after seeing AJ6KZ’s post about the locked gate I returned to Bodle Peak to find the route listed below still wide open with no private property signs posted anywhere. I think perhaps AJ6KZ was talking about the driveway to the east or perhaps even the Las Virginis Municipal Water District’s access up the old Bodle Peak Motorway even further to the east. Here is my latest trip up Bodle Peak 10 March 2022

With the weather so mild I wanted to get out and activate a summit before work on a Wednesday. I first visited this summit last year with only my dual band UHF/VHF Kenwood TH-F6A, so I decided to return with the HF gear.

I left the car as it was just starting to get light. It was so mild I didn’t even need a jacket.

There was a car parked about half-way up last time. It was still there, but this time all the windows were smashed out. The trailer and truck were still parked up in the saddle and I skirted around them again and joined up with the old Bodle Motorway above this property.

The bands weren’t in great shape at first, but I managed a few contacts on HF into the midwest. Switching over to 2m I made contact with some faithful chasers. I caught Mountain Goat Dan NA6MG at his home and we had a nice chat about Ortega Peak. He is going to try it next Monday. I also caught Bret K1BAA at home. These two guys are usually on a peak somewhere. It was good to catch up with Sergio WA6WV again, and, of course the ubiquitous K6LDQ checked in from Torrance. Thanks Jon.

Sandstone Peak behind me
Westlake Reservoir, Simi Peak, Cobblestone Mountain and the San Gabriels
Carefully wrapping up the station for smooth deployment next time

Published by wringmaster

I'm a graphic artist in the movie business. When I was a kid I got interested in astronomy. When it would get too cloudy to observe the heavens, my buddy and I would sit at the VFO of his Hallicrafters S 38c like safe crackers trying to coax faraway signals out of that humble radio. My love of astronomy and radio survive to this day fifty+ years later.

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