Strawberry Peak (W6 CT-018) 6164 ft, 26 October 2016

Two previous activations with more photos here:

https://halssota.wordpress.com/2015/07/23/horned-toad-on-strawberry-peak-w6-ct-018-6164-ft-23-july-2015/

https://halssota.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/strawberry-peak-6164-ft-w6-ct-018-5-sept-2014/

Strawberry Peak, the last of my “local group” of six pointers near Mt Wilson to be hiked this year. I like these mountains near Mt Wilson because of the easy drive to the trail heads. A tolerable amount (30 minutes) of freeway driving then 15 or 20 minutes up the Angeles Crest Highway.

Started by headlamp at 0615, a peaceful hike as the new day dawned. All the washouts on the trail have been fixed now.

Mt Lawlor (left), on the skyline are San Gabriel Peak and Mt Disappointment

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Then the steep hike up and over some false summits. I am not too fond of this part of the hike! Took 2 hours 20 minutes to the top

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Nice summit to set up the mast and j-pole and EFHW wire

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Lots of activity on 2m FM to start, and then also on HF. Also talked with N6HEG and AB6UI  on the Hughes Aircraft Repeater, W6HA

2m FM: KM6CEM NA6MG NK6A KR6RG KJ6TOA KX6A N6SGM KB6WWI W6RNQ N6HEG

40m CW: N7CW K6EL W7RV K8TW N9KW K6JS

20m CW: K3BVQ N4EX N4DA W0MNA N7BHP W0ERINS7P W4DOW K6TUY K4MF KA5PVB W4AMW W9MRH KC5BG KB5JO

30m CW: NU7A K7NEW K7TQ WB0KIU KR7RK

And then down.

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73! Hal N6JZT

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