“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”
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
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”
Snow Flower at dawn on the way up the many switchbacks from Vincent Gulch Divide 11 JUN 2022 W6/CT-004
This Hundred Peaks Section summit has alluded me all these years. A new HPS peak, a new complete and a new unique – the SOTA trifecta!
The rebuilt fire lookout and the waning three-quarter moon 23 APRIL 2022 W6/CT-021 Blog post to follow. Stay tuned
The first activation after the area is opened following the closure caused by the devastating Bobcat Fire.
Metamorphic rock from the Mesozoic. This exposed batholith near the summit of Josephine is Mendenhall gniess with anorthosite dikes. 27 MARCH 2022 W6/CT-25 I initially planned on activating Throop Peak and headed out of Topanga at about 4am. It was pretty foggy in the San Fernando Valley and as I turned to go up HighwayContinue reading “Josephine Peak x2”
David Hodge N6AN and I have a lot of fun on this winter redux
A joyous frenzy of summit-to-summit contacts on the Zulu New Year – and my 99th and 100th SOTA activations!