A few nice sunny and warm days after Christmas; I wanted to get out on a hike before more rain would be coming in. I had enjoyed Yerba Buena Rudge two years ago, so I thought I would hike it again.
The first 2.4 miles of the hike from Gold Creek Canyon Road is a nicely graded and pleasant trail mainly through oak and chaparral.
Then a dirt fire road for the last 1.7 miles. I found this road a little tedious.
Took 2 hours 10 minutes to the top Last time I set up on this pile of boulders. A snowy Mt Baldy in the far distance
This time I set up by the water tank. My ruck sack did not hold the mast very well! Operation on 40m was awkward because I had to hold the mast more vertical with one hand while sending on the morse key so the wire antenna would not touch the ground!
20m CW: WG0AT ZL1BYZ NK6A N1GB W0MNA W0ERI K4MF W9MRH NO2D N4DA NG6R N4EX
40m CW: KE6WYA NS7P W7RV KB7HH K6TUY K7ODX K1LB
Snow on Mt Gleason (W6 CT-017)
By now (1030 local time) it was getting rather warm (60F/16C), so I had a warm hike down with my wool shirt in the intense sunshine.
New sign where the trail meets the fire road
A good hike this winter day!
73! Hal N6JZT