I had wanted to hike Throop Peak, but we had some torrential rains about five days ago. This had caused mud slides, so the Angeles Crest Highway is closed above Islip Saddle. I have hiked Throop from islip Saddle before, but it is rather long and I wanted a moderate hike to start getting in shape again after the vacation. So decided to do Strawberry Peak.
My previous Strawberry Peak Activation is described here:
Started at 0610.
The trail was washed away in places due to the rain. It was also rockier than normal. Saw two deer on the final ridge up Strawberry.
Jeff K6QCB spotted me on 2m, and Charles KM6CEM spotted me for HF
2m FM: WB6POJ KM6CEM K6QCB K6WSJ KR6RG NG6R N6KUZ
20m CW: W0MNA W0ERI WA6KYR K6TUY NA6MG K4MF N4EX KC6SSE N4MJ NU7A
30m CW: K6EL K6TUY WA6RWI W7CNL
Ate some cookies for breakfast during the activation, and drank a pint of water.
Took 2 hours and 10 minutes to do the 3 miles and 1600 feet elevation gain to the top. One hour 40 minutes down.