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
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
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.
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
Some of the Los Angeles Alps: Mt Baldy, Telegraph Peak, Timber Mountain, Ontario Peak
73! Hal N6JZT