Pine Mountain, a Steep Hike to 9648 ft (W6/CT-040) 16 September 2013

Parked near the entrance to Guffy Campground, along the Blue Ridge Road above Wrightwood. The drive up was interesting, as it passed underneath some of the ski lifts for Mountain High. I had been hoping that the gate was open to allow travel further to the trailhead; it was closed adding 2.1 miles each way. Good exercise anyway.

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The walk along the road was pleasant, mostly slight downhill with some slight uphills.

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Pine Mountain in the San Gabriels, from near the trail head
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From the minor bump in the ridge, looking towards the backbone and summit.
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Steep, up the backbone. Not as bad as it looks.
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Got less steep through a fir forest
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The station location today. The antenna up nice and high.
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QSOs: 144 MHz FM NA6MG – thanks for spotting me on the SOTA site, Dan

14 MHz CW: K6TUY K7NEW WG8Y NA6MG K4PIC (GA) WA4HMX (VA) K7SO K1JD NE4TN AE4FZ W0ERI W0MNA N7CNH W6QR W7/DL1UF N5GW N7UN WA8REI (MI) W7WM (MT)

10 MHz CW: NA6MG N9KW NS7P K0LAF W7CNL K1JD K8TE N7RR

Mt. Baldy. This would be a LONG hike over Mt. Dawson there and back.
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Watch your step!
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Nice to be back on the road
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Total was about 7 miles, with 2600 ft altitude gain including the ups and downs. Pretty tiring, but a good day. Three pints of water, 2 hours up, 1h 50m down.

72
Hal

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