A nice walk to this easy-to-access point 500 feet above the Angeles Crest Highway. I brought the IC-706 so I could try 24 MHz, which I have never worked from the mountains before. The weather was predicted partly cloudy; it was at first but then became totally sunny and warm.
The summit is only half an hour from the road. Here is a view of Condor Peak (W6 CT-027). It is either a 16 mile round trip hiking from the valley with 3000 ft elevation gain, or a 12 mile bike ride up 3000 feet elevation gain, a 5 mile round trip hike, then a 12 mile bike ride back: very tough!
I put the mast and dipole up, and tuned the 20m dipole to 24 MHz with the little MFJ travel tuner. Band conditions were great!
24 MHz CW: KG3W, W4DOW WA2USA/4 NA6MG K6TUY W0MNA W0ERI N4EX EA2LU KB7HH KI0G W5RST NE4TN AA5CK VE2JFM N0EVH W5ODS AE4FZ N1EU
10 MHz CW: WA6RIC NS7P W7USA N7AMA W6AH (S2S on W6 ND257) K6TUY K0JQZ N7EDK K5DEZ W7JET W7AUM AE9F
144 MHz FM: KR6AL
Worked Bob KB6CIO on the Catalina repeater, we tried simplex but he couldn’t hear me. Also worked Frank KR6AL on the repeater, we had a successful simplex QSO.