A mountain bike trip up La Jolla Peak to finish off all of the Santa Monica Mountains and adjacent summits.
A short and steep hike on a cloudy Wednesday morning.
Brian WA6JFK and I have a big day on Pacifico Mountain.
A recon of the area leads to an activation (sort of)
An easy hike turns more difficult when the road gets rough.
Calling the owner of the mountaintop the day before, I am granted permission to activate this summit.
On the way up to Tuolumne Meadows to start the second leg of the John Muir Trail, I stop for an activation along Highway 395.
In preparation for our second leg of The John Muir Trail next week, I pick a strenuous hike.
Back in the LA Basin after our first stint on the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada, I activate two summits on a hot morning to stay in shape.
By far the most challenging SOTA activation to date is part of a five day backpack trip kicking off our attempt of the entire John Muir Trail