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.
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.