Looking north past the station on a cloudy dawn.
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.