6100 foot San Gabriel Peak is a nice hike from Eaton Saddle. Eaton Saddle is about 2.5 miles up the Mt. Wilson Road. I parked at the large parking lot, the Valley Forge Trail also comes in there. The first mile is on the old Mt. Lowe Road.
A tunnel built in 1942, the sign seems a bit redundant.
After walking through the tunnel (about 50 yards long), the road continues, then comes to another saddle. I turned right and switchbacked up to the peak. The trail is mainly very easy, but in places is very exposed and a little scary; a sheer drop to the left, and you have to cross a few small gullies on loose gravelly sand. I wouldn’t want to take a beginner on it!
At the top, I put up my dipole antenna in a small burned tree, only about 6 feet high. I really have to get that mast!
Set up on a small bench. Mt. Wilson and Occidental peak in background.
The weather was beautiful with nice views, below are Strawberry Peak and Mt. Lawlor
Mt. Markham and Mt. Lowe
Thanks for the following QSOs:
10 MHz: WO6M (S2S on w6/ct-117), K7SO, K6TUY, K6ILM (S2S on w6/nc-423), KH2TJ, W4ZV, K0YO, NS7P
14 MHz: KB0NJJ, WO6M, K6TUY, W0MNA, N4MJ, KQ2RP, VE7KBN, K0YO
21 MHz: WD0ECO, N0TU, KG3W, W6UB, N1VWD, N7UN, W4RK, W9FHA
Dan, WO6M was very strong maybe 20 miles away on another peak. I could here rather faint European stations on 18 MHz but didn’t have any QSOs on that band.
And a nice hike down