Simi Peak x2

Sunrise on 9/11/2021

11 September 2021 W6/CT-207

Another pre-dawn start got me to the summit of Simi Peak just as the sun rose. It was forecast to be triple digits in the Valley and I wanted to be back at the car before the temperature broke 100.

Perhaps the best part of this activation was that I got to work Martha W0ERI and Gary W0MNA on our first summit-to-summit. Martha and Gary have been such faithful chasers that it was a thrill to finally get them on a summit – and a S2S no less! They were on Rich Mountain in Arkansas. I could hear them quite well on the QSB peaks on 20 meters. They had a little trouble pulling me out, but we made contact!

The hike was the same one I did on my last activation on October 13, 2020

This time the 2.5 mile hike with over 1,000 feet of gain took me a little over an hour. Plenty of parking at the end of King James Court.

Cell coverage from Verizon is good.

Hines Peak W6/SC-010 and the Sespe/Topotopo wilderness over Bard Lake at dawn.
Here’s the friendly hiking group that came up to the summit shortly after dawn. The woman in the center in the white skirt is their leader. They were were very forgiving of my SOTA activity.

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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