Some Snow on Mt Lawlor (W6 CT-089) 5957 ft 31 January 2017

I expected a little snow on Mt Lawlor, but the weather had warmed significantly up 10F/5C from the last hike up Josephine a few days ago. Weather forecast also predicted no wind!

First ran into a few hundred yards of icy snow on the flat path not too far from the Strawberry/Lawlor saddle

Looking back

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Then up the ridge, snow in places but it was firm and not icy. There was one set of human footprints and also dog footprints

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The snow did not present any great difficulty, and at the top it was sunny, with a temperature probably 50F/10C or so, pleasant. Set up the j-pole for 2m and the EFHW for HF.

The EFHW consists of a 10ft/3m of RG214 coax to a mini tuner (QRPkits.com), 33ft/10m of wire for 20m, to this I add a 62 turn coil on a  1 inch/3cm short section of PVC pipe plus a 10 ft/2.5m wire for 40m, and the 10ft/2.5m added wire without the coil for 30m. No additional counterpoise because the coax shield does the job. The antenna tunes to less than 2:1 VSWR on all three bands.

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2m FM: KB6WWI NA6MG KM6CEM K6VQN KK6HRS KF6PXE NG6R

20m CW: W0MNA N4EX W0ERI N0EVH N4MJ W4HBK N7KRN NK6A VE2JCW W9MEH AC1Z

40m CW: W7RV WA7SB NS7P K7MK W7USA N6PKT KR7RK K6HPX W7CNL WB7ULD

30m CW: KX0R K7VK NU7A

Looking towards Mt Waterman and Twin Peaks

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Heading down

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Some of the Los Angeles Alps: Mt Baldy, Telegraph Peak, Timber Mountain, Ontario Peak

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73! Hal N6JZT

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