Peak 2507 “Buzzard’s Roost” W6/SC-229 19 February 2021

A nice hike in the Santa Monica Mountains. About 750 feet of elevation gain in 2 miles or so.

Eric KG6MZS was activating Sandstone Peak and sent me this photo of Buzzard’s Roost at sunrise. Eric is even more of an early bird than me!

The hike starts from Encinal Canyon Road up the Zuma Ridge Motorway. There is a sign for Buzzard’s Roost Ranch and another sign for the Zuma Ridge Trailhead. It is next to a small sewage treatment plant! Other signs said No Parking there, so I parked about 50 yards south at a large turn out, which seems to be the parking for this trailhead. The road is closed to public motor vehicles, open to foot, horse and bicycle traffic.

Some nice views of the Pacific Ocean

The hike took about an hour. At the locked ranch gate went up to the ridge to the left via a use trail and set up in some boulders in the activation zone. This area burned a couple of years ago, also burning the ranch. There are two 10 acre properties behind the gate, one of which sold for 2 million dollars in September 2020.

QSOs on 2 meter FM with KG6MZS and Scott WA9STI

20m then 30m then 40m them back to 20m

Date:19/02/2021 | Summit:W6/SC-229 (2507) | Call Used:N6JZT | Points: 2 | Bonus: 0 | 

TimeCallsignBandModeNotes
15:35KG6MZS144MHzFMS2s
15:40WA9STI144MHzFM
16:12F4WBN14MHzCW
16:13W0MNA14MHzCW
16:13W0ERI14MHzCW
16:14AC7P14MHzCW
16:14K4MF14MHzCW
16:15KT5X14MHzCW
16:16N0RZ14MHzCW
16:17NE4TN14MHzCW
16:27W5ODS10MHzCW
16:28K7SO10MHzCW
16:28WW7D10MHzCW
16:30WB5USB10MHzCW
16:30W5BOS10MHzCW
16:31K3TCU10MHzCW
16:33NW7E10MHzCW
16:33NG6R10MHzCW
16:34K0FNR10MHzCW
16:35K7VK10MHzCW
16:37K7ROH10MHzCW
16:38N6WT10MHzCW
16:44W7RV7MHzCW
16:45WB6POT7MHzCW
16:46N4LAG7MHzCW
16:47N6WT7MHzCW
16:47W1XT7MHzCW
16:48K6YK7MHzCW
16:49N6GO7MHzCW
16:52K6LDQ7MHzCW
16:53N6JFD7MHzCW
17:02N6MKW14MHzCW
17:03AE7AP14MHzCW
17:04K6TUY14MHzCW
17:05W5GDW14MHzCW
17:07WB7BWZ14MHzCW
17:08K0FX14MHzCW
17:09VE2JCW14MHzCW
17:11WB2FUV14MHzCW

Beautiful weather, cool with a nice warm sun and no wind.

Sandstone Peak

On the way down, almost back to Encinal Canyon.

Thanks to all the chasers!

73! Hal N6JZT

2 Comments Add yours

  1. wringmaster says:

    Nice write-up, as always Hal. Thanks for the S2S! 73 Eric, KG6MZS

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