Peak 1,338′

Looking north past the station on a cloudy dawn.

KG6MZS SUMMIT ACTIVATION

1 SEPTEMBER 2021 W6/SC-354

We got the news yesterday that essentially all national forests in California are closed for two weeks due to fire-fighting resources being spread too thin on existing fires. This has most of us scrambling to find summits that are still open. Since I’m trying to do all the local peaks here in the Santa Monica Mountains and areas adjacent, I picked this little local unnamed peak for a cloudy Wednesday morning hike.

This hike is short and pretty steep. In fact there is a third-class section right below the summit. There is a trail that circumvents this outcropping of igneous breccia, but I decided to climb up it on the way up. I went around on the way down.

The hike is about a third of a mile and climbs up 500 feet.

Cell coverage from Verizon is excellent, as one might expect being so close to the Ventura Freeway.

I made 9 contacts on 40m, 20m and 2m including one summit-to-summit with David N6AN over on Flint Peak on 20m. Thanks David for getting up as early as I do! It was also good to hear from Gary W0MNA in Kansas and Eric N0WAE in Montana among other faithful chasers. Thank you all who chase.

The third class section goes right up the center of this photo. It’s steeper that it looks here
Sandstone Peak (W6/CC-056) over Newberry Park. You can see my white Audi parked in the lower right.
Conejo Mountain (W6/SC-318)
Looking north. I like to see all this open space.

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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