San Gabriel Peak (W6 CT-019) with Dan and Bob, 30 January 2014

A nice hike today with Dan (NA6MG) and Bob (K6TUY). We met up at Eaton Saddle and began our walk at about 0630 or so. Chilly with high clouds, a beautiful sun rise. The Los Angles basin was covered by low clouds. Through the tunnel It was rather chilly, I should have worn my wool…

Throop Peak (W6 CT-005) 9138 ft, 20 Jan 2014

During a normal winter, the road closure would mean a 5 mile hike or snow shoe up the road to the ridge, then a strenuous (and perhaps dangerous) snow shoe hike up the ridge to the summit. With the present lack of snow, the road is open and there is very little snow on the…

An Autumn Day in Winter, Kratka Ridge (W6 CT-014) 11 Jan 2014

No snow! Very strange here in the San Gabriels for mid January. So continues our third year of drought, though so far this year is much drier than the previous two. Also, yesterday, HRO delivered a Wouxon HT for 440 and 2 meters. I set it up for the Mt Wilson repeater frequency 449.7 MHz,…