This time instead of going up cross country to Throop, I continued to the junction with the Pacific Crest Trail. From here, the trail descends several hundred feet to the saddle between Throop and Mt. Burnham. The trail from Dawson Saddle to Baden Powell is 4.3 miles, apparently.
Today’s operating place. I took this photo after I had packed away the radio. The conditions hadn’t been all that great; the geomagnetic K Index was 4, the A Index was 24. I heard the buzzing sound on 10 MHz that I had heard before when the ionosphere was as active as this. I chatted with a three other hikers, they were on their Friday off from work.
QSOS with: AD5A NK6A W7RV WA2USA W7CNL NS7P KE5AKL W7USA K6MDJ N9KW K6TUY N7AMA W0MNA
Hiking stats: 2h 25m up, 1h 55m down, 8.6 miles, elevation gain about 2700 feet. Took 4 pints of water, drank 2.5