Palmetto Mountain

The Sierra Nevada crest from Palmetto Mountain. Split Mt. is the prominent peak in the center. The Palisades to the right. 21 MAY 2022 W7N/EM-031 This activation was the result of a long-standing idea I’ve had to activate the sparsely populated grid DM17. I’ve been thinking about this for years, studying maps and satellite imagesContinue reading “Palmetto Mountain”

Pacifico Mountain x2

The Bobcat fire scarred San Gabriel Mountains from Pacifico Mountain 9 APRIL 2022 W6/CT-015 After hiking up Mount Emma at dawn I intended to to the two unnamed neighbors of that mountain. However, after my summit-to-summit with Dan NA6MG on Mount Gleason, he changed my mind by suggesting Pacifico Mountain. I had done this mountainContinue reading “Pacifico Mountain x2”

Mount Emma

The walk up took me about 40 minutes carrying a pretty heavy pack. I was bringing along my new drone — a DJI Mini 2. I have the beginnings of an idea for a movie that I would like to do about SOTA, so I wanted to practice flying Chester as I’ve named my littleContinue reading “Mount Emma”