As a warm up for the coming spring bike rides, I decided on San Gabriel Peak: first a 2.9 mile ride up Mt Disappointment Road with 1000 feet of elevation gain, then a short hike from the saddle to the top with 400 feet of elevation gain
Previous hikes/bike rides of San Gabriel:
A nice ride up, starting before sun rise
The weather was nice, about 50F (10C) with no wind, and a clear sky.
Started on 2m, and also set up for HF
A hiker came by with his dog, we chatted a bit. Then they headed over to Mt Lowe.
Worked Dan NA6MG summit to summit on Sierra Pelona W6 CT-116. He was able to drive up almost to the summit this time!
2m FM: KM6CEM N6HEG WA6OPS NG6R K6QCB NA6MG KX6A N6WMG KG6HQD
20m CW: NA6MG W0MNA W0ERI WA2USA N4EX KG3W N9KW K4MF KA5PVB W4AMW K9OSC N7BHP NU7A K0LAF
30m CW: W7RV
A quick hike to the saddle and a fast bike ride down to the Jeep.
The traffic through downtown LA was slower than usual because the US Marathon Olympic Trials were being held. I watched the final half of the men’s and women’s races on TV after I got home