Sierra Pelona (W6 CT-116), 5220 ft, 29 Dec 2014

We have been having a lot of days with strong and cold north winds, so was waiting for a day with light winds from the west. Had been wanting to hike Sierra Pelona, and a day with good weather finally came. Up the 110, 210, 5 and 14 freeways to Red Rover Mine Road Exit…

Hollywood! Cahuenga Peak (W6 CT-037) 1820ft, 19 Dec 2014

Another nice little peak, best to do in the cool “rainy” season here. Up the Harbor Freeway (the “110”) and then the Hollywood Freeway (the “101”), exit towards Barham, along Cahuenga Blvd then right on Barham Blvd, then right on Lake Hollywood Drive. Follow this and park at the corner of Lake Hollywood and Wonder…

Mt Waterman (W6 CT-012) 8038 ft, 9 Dec 2014

A nice day to hike before the storm predicted for later in the week. Temperature at the start was in the low 40s, clear, with a full moon in the dawn sky. Headed up about 0600. Waterman is a very nice hike up through the pine trees for 3 miles or so. A beautiful day…

Table Mountain with Miriam, 6 Dec 2014 (W6 CT-067, 7516 ft)

I persuaded Miriam to come on this easy walk up with me. On the way we stopped at Islip Saddle and saw what we figured was Chris K6CMG’s car because it was covered with antennas! Quite a long drive but a 10 minute walk up from the parking lot. She really enjoyed seeing what I…