6 OCTOBER 2020 W6/CC-056 At 3,111 feet, Sandstone Peak is the highest of the Santa Monica Mountains. I first hiked to the summit on December 12, 1974. Back then all of Boney Mountain was part of the Boy Scouts’ Circle X Ranch and it was jealously guarded by the cantankerous caretaker, Max Jones. Over theContinue reading “Sandstone Peak”
The remains of a fire lookout tower at dawn. The San Gabriel Mountain in the background.
A local mountain I’d never done before
Just before sunrise on the trail to Waterman Mountain 29 AUGUST 2020 W6/CT-012 It’s been almost a month now since my first activation and my happy discovery of the joys of Summits on the Air. I’d activated 7 summits and was aiming for 8. One thing this brief experience has taught me: getting an HFContinue reading “Waterman Mountain”
A reconnaissance run met with failure
Two 8 point summits in the San Gabriel Mountains
A hot summer morning activation
After a successful outing in the San Gabriel Mountains last weekend I was ready for more.
My first twofer SOTA outing.
For my second SOTA activation I picked a peak in my own backyard — and in the same grid square as the home QTH.