The “New” Mt Williamson! (W6 CT-247) 8248 ft, 25 June 2016

There is a SOTA rule that if the latitude and  longitude of a summit changes too much, a new mountain appears! I forget what the exact criteria are. Anyway, several mountains disappeared and reappeared with new references with the new W6 summit update. Mt. Williamson is one of them; the former summit was W6 CT-011…

Peak 4300 (W6 CT-262) 15 June 2016

Peak 4300 is one of the “new” batch of W6 SOTA peaks.  A couple of years ago I used the USGS National Elevation Database to verify its prominence exceeded 500 feet and of course 492 feet (150m). Nice to have it in the books, now that W6 has adopted the Listsofjohn as the prominence bible….

Mt Lewis (W6 CT-246) 8396 ft and Winston Peak 7502 ft 10 June 2016

Mt Lewis is one of the new  W6 SOTA summits; it has a prominence of 150.3m. Since the hike is short, I was also thinking about hiking Winston Peak and Buckhorn Peak, with prominences of 147m and just over 100m respectively. So Winston just barely avoids being a SOTA peak. Mt Lewis from my previous…

Baked on Little Gleason Mountain (W6 CT-087) 6020 ft, 1 June 2016

A high pressure area will be sitting over Southern California for a few days. bringing hot temperatures. So I wanted to get up the mountain early and then head down before it would get too hot. This is a bike ride which I have done several times before; about 5.5 miles on a paved road followed…