Black Butte and Shadow Mountains HP, 28 July 2017

Both peaks are located in the Mojave desert, east of Palmdale, west of Interstate 15, and south of Edwards Air Force Base. Three points summer bonus for SOTA! Drove up the 14 freeway, made my way to Palmdale Blvd where I headed east, then south on 235th Street for 1.4 miles on a good dirt…

Hike by Road and Trail to Mt Islip (W6 CT-010) 21 July 2017

The Angeles Crest Highway is closed at Islip Saddle (6650 feet), due to a sink hole about 10 miles further on. I always enjoy walking this road when it is closed to vehicles, several times having walked the 5.5 miles up to Dawson Saddle (7900 feet) and back. I figured I would walk about 2…

Bike Ride to Mt Pacifico (W6 CT-015) 13 July 2017

Arrived at the road head (Santa Clara Divide Road) at 0416 and enjoyed the quiet dawning of the day and drank coffee. Dan NA6MG and I had arranged to ride together and meet at 0500 but no Dan. Turned out he had gone to the other road head at Mill Creek Summit. We need to…