Throop Peak x3

Chester takes a snap of the station looking north out toward Mt Williamson and the Antelope Valley

3 SEPTEMBER 2022 W6/CT-005

Three stars – Highly recommended.
Route: Forest service trail and use trail
Hike Distance: 3.6 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 1,000′
Navigation: Easy
Steepness: Gentle with a moderate section at the end
Vehicle: Passenger car
Road: Paved Highway 2
Cell Coverage: Poor (Verizon), APRS Excellent
Hike basics
Chester the Drone flies over Throop Peak.

With a planned trip to do a 35 mile section of the John Muir Trail in a few weeks, I wanted to do a conditioning hike at a decent elevation to prepare. A third SOTA trip to Throop and a second trip to Lewis fit the bill. I got to Dawson Saddle just as the sun was rising.

All and all this is a very pleasant hike and I give it three stars and heartily recommend it! On a clear day Throop commands a formidable panorama.

sunrise at Dawson Saddle roadhead.

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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