Summit 4,460′

On the Edison road to the summit. 26 NOVEMBER 2022 W6/CT-144 Elevation: 4,460′ Route: Short cross country Hike Distance: .6 miles round trip Elevation Gain: 250′ Navigation: Easy Steepness: gentle Vehicle: SUV High clearance recommended Road: Edison dirt road Cell Coverage: Good (Verizon), APRS Excellent Hike basics This activation didn’t exactly go smoothy but endedContinue reading “Summit 4,460′”

Trabuco Peak

Looking southwest to Lake Elsinor with Mount San Jacinto in the background 28 OCTOBER 2022 W6/CT-031 Elevation: 4,603′ Route: Short very steep bushwack Hike Distance: .25 miles round trip Elevation Gain: 150′ Navigation: Easy Steepness: Very steep Vehicle: SUV High clearance recommended Road: Forest Service dirt Cell Coverage: None (Verizon), APRS Excellent Hike basics MyContinue reading “Trabuco Peak”

Los Pinos Peak

Looking northwest to Santiago Peak 29 OCTOBER 2022 W6/CT-138 Elevation: 4,541′ Route: Trail Hike Distance: 2 miles round trip Elevation Gain: 500′ Navigation: Easy Steepness: Mostly gentle Vehicle: SUV High clearance recommended Road: Forest Service dirt Cell Coverage: Good (Verizon), APRS Excellent Hike basics I’d stayed up late (for me) the night before watching theContinue reading “Los Pinos Peak”

Townsend Peak

A blustery day on Townsend 22 OCTOBER 2022 W6/SC-161 Elevation: 3,182′ Route: Firebreak/use trail Hike Distance: 500′ Elevation Gain: 100′ Navigation: Easy Steepness: Gentle Vehicle: High clearance SUV recommended* Road: Dirt Cell Coverage: Good (Verizon), APRS Excellent Hike basics I was going to activate Bald Mountain for a complete after Burn Benchmark, but Lake ElizabethContinue reading “Townsend Peak”

Burn Benchmark

A cold, cloudy and windy morning. The San Andreas Fault Zone and the Leona Valley to the north just under the clouds. 22 OCTOBER 2022 W6/CT-136 Elevation: 4,541′ Route: Short dirt bike trail Hike Distance: .2 miles Elevation Gain: 100′ Navigation: Easy Steepness: Gentle Vehicle: Passenger car* (See below) Road: Forest Service dirt Cell Coverage:Continue reading “Burn Benchmark”

San Pedro Hill

A rainy day on San Pedro Hill on my way to Ham Radio Outlet to pick up my new Yaesu FTDX-10. I got to meet my faithful chaser Sergio WA6WV as San Pedro Hill is close to his “corner of Torrance.” 15 OCTOBER 2022 W6/SC-345 Elevation: 1,473′ Route: Drive-up Hike Distance: n/a Elevation Gain: n/aContinue reading “San Pedro Hill”

Snow Benchmark

Looking southeast toward “Little” Iron Mountain. Monsoon clouds abound this autumn. 8 OCTOBER 2022 W6/CT-121 Elevation: 4,948′ Route: Very short cross country Hike Distance: 500′ Elevation Gain: 70′ Navigation: Easy Steepness: Easy Vehicle: Passenger car Road: Paved & dirt road with potholes Cell Coverage: Excellent (Verizon), APRS Excellent Hike basics Post to follow. Stay tuned…

Magic Mountain

Elaborate street art on a water tank on Magic Mountain 8 OCTOBER 2022 W6/CT-255 Elevation: 4,859′ Route: Drive-up Hike Distance: 500′ Elevation Gain: n/a Navigation: Easy Steepness: Easy Vehicle: Passenger car Road: Paved road with potholes Cell Coverage: Excellent (Verizon), APRS Excellent Hike basics Post to follow – Stay tuned…

Bailey Peak

Looking east toward all the big San Bernardinos and Mount San Jacinto 1 OCTOBER 2022 W6/CT-099 Elevation: 5,699′ Route: Use trail Hike Distance: .3 miles round trip Elevation Gain: 140′ Navigation: Easy Steepness: Easy Vehicle: High clearance 4 wheel drive recommended Road: Steep, rocky forest service road Cell Coverage: Excellent (Verizon), APRS Excellent Hike basicsContinue reading “Bailey Peak”

Cleghorn Mountain

The San Andreas Fault Zone northwest of Cleghorn Mountain at sunrise. 1 OCTOBER 2022 W6/CT-112 Elevation: 5,333′ Route: Firebreak Hike Distance: .2 mile roundtrip Elevation Gain: 80′ Navigation: Easy Steepness: Gentle Vehicle: High clearance SUV recommended Road: Forest service dirt Cell Coverage: Good (Verizon), APRS Excellent Hike basics Post to follow…. Stay tuned….