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′”

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…

East Twin Peaks

“Look up at the mountain I have to climb” Cat Stevens. Twin Peaks from the high point on the Mt Waterman Trail. Not visible is the very bottom of the daunting saddle that must be traversed to reach the summit. That’s Santiago Peak off to the left. 24 SEPTEMBER 2022 W6/CT-064 Elevation: 7,761′ Route: ForestContinue reading “East Twin Peaks”

Mount Lewis x2

Chester takes a shot of the station on the charred summit of Mount Lewis Elevation: 8,396′ Route: Use trail Hike Distance: 1 miles round trip Elevation Gain: 450′ Navigation: Easy Steepness: Very steep! Vehicle: Passenger car Road: Highway 2 paved Cell Coverage: Poor/None (Verizon), APRS Excellent Hike basics post and drone shots to follow

Throop Peak x3

Chester takes a snap of the station looking north out toward Mt Williamson and the Antelope Valley 3 SEPTEMBER 2022 W6/CT-005 Elevation: 9,138′ Route: Forest service trail and use trail Hike Distance: 3.6 miles round trip Elevation Gain: 1,000′ Navigation: Easy Steepness: Gentle with a moderate section at the end Vehicle: Passenger car Road: PavedContinue reading “Throop Peak x3”