Mount Lowe, Mount Markham and San Gabriel Peak 27 NOVEMBER 2021 W6/CT-098 I love heading out my driveway in the predawn hours off to another summit adventure. This Saturday morning it was 62ºF in my driveway and by the time I was only a few miles into the deepest part of Topanga Canyon it wasContinue reading “Occidental Peak”
A beautiful pre-dawn hike up a local mountain.
A fruitful activation with 30 contacts and a bonus: I go to meet Mountain Goat David N6AN on the way down!
Cottonwoods in upper Sespe Canyon on the way home. 23 OCTOBER 2021 W6/SC-005 This trip took a lot longer than I planned. I left Topanga at about 4 AM in a thick drizzle. As I slowly made my way through Calabasas, Agoura and Thousand Oaks it became a steady rain. This slowed me down aContinue reading “Haddock Mountain”
A thoroughly enjoyable hike through the woods to pleasant activation with a little hiccup on the descent
After hearing about the 10 Point Madness event in the Arizona organization, I decided to activate a tall one with decent points and was rewarded by a personal best 18 summit-to-summit contacts
After the west ridge had been deemed outside the activation zone, I return to do “Buzzard’s Roost” proper.
A misty morning return to a local favorite.
The best part of this activation was working Martha W0ERI and Gary W0MNA summit-to-summit!
The antenna leads gave me a pretty good shock off my 40m doublet, so I work UHF/VHF only on these two summits.