Silver Peak

David Hodge N6AN on the summit 29 APRIL 2023 W6/CT-073 Elevation: 6,756′ Route: Dirt road and use trail Hike Distance: 4 miles round trip Elevation Gain: 1000′ Navigation: A bit tricky Steepness: Very steep Vehicle: Passenger car Road: Forest service dirt Cell Coverage: Excellent (Verizon), APRS Excellent Hike basics David N6AN and I had beenContinue reading “Silver Peak”

Summit 4,580

Apache Canyon was carpeted for miles with these little daisies. 22 APRIL 2023 W6/SC-392 I loved this adventure! Great time of the year with comfortable mild weather. I would give this one 3 stars except this is really not a summit for everyone. I left my home in Topanga at 4:15 AM and was surprisedContinue reading “Summit 4,580”

Summit 4,054′

Summit 4,054′ is a fine looking summit at the end of a steep hike. 15 APRIL 2023 W6/CT-156 Elevation: 4,054′ Route: Cross country and steep training trail Hike Distance: 4 miles round trip Elevation Gain: 2,000′ including 200′ on the return Navigation: A bit tricky to start, then easy Steepness: Steep Vehicle: Passenger car Road:Continue reading “Summit 4,054′”


Here”s the trail leading an up and down roller-coaster pointing right at the summit itself. This was a surprisingly enjoyable 2 pointer. I was rewarded with a terrific activation that included 4 summit-to-summit contacts and my first chase from Chile! 8 APRIL 2023 W6/SC-405 Elevation: 3,326′ Route: Deeply eroded trail and use trail Hike Distance:Continue reading “Sugarloaf”

Frankish Peak

Looking south across the basin to Santiago Peak and the Santa Ana Mountains 1 APRIL 2023 W6/CT-151 Elevation: 4,198′ Route: Use trail and fire road Hike Distance: 4.2 miles round trip Elevation Gain: 1800′ Navigation: Easy Steepness: Steep Vehicle: Passenger car Road: Paved Cell Coverage: Poor (Verizon) Hike basics This April Fools Day dawned clearContinue reading “Frankish Peak”