Peak 7420 (W6 SS-365) 3 October 2019

Dan (NA6MG) and I wanted to climb this mountain as part of our trip to Kennedy Meadows. We would hike north on the Pacific Crest Trail about 3 or 4 miles to a saddle,  then climb the ridge going up south. The topo map and aerial view showed a very steep razor-back summit ridge at…

Peak 7540 (W6 SS-621) and Kennedy Peak (W6 SS-623) 2 October 2019

Dan (NA6MG) and I headed up to Kennedy Meadows, meeting up at Grumpy Bear’s Restaurant and Tavern at around 0700. First hike was Peak 7540. This is in the Sacatar Trail Wilderness, administered by the BLM. The Wilderness is accessed from Sacatar Trail, according to the BLM website. The Sacatar Trail was originally a wagon…

Peak 6352 (W6 SS-407) 10 Oct 2018

Peak 6352 is in the Southern Sierra, off Chimney Peak Road. It seems to also have the informal name of “Perpendicular Peak”, probably because its lower neighbor is “Parallel Benchmark”.  It had previously been activated by Dan NA6MG. The hike starts at the Lamont Peak trail head. It took three hours to drive there, plus…

Peak 9470 (W6 SS-277) and Cannel Benchmark (W6 SS-327)

Dan NA6MG and I planned some hiking, SOTA and astronomy in the southern Sierras. We would do some peaks on our own and then meet at Horse Meadow camp ground off the Cherry Hill/Big Meadow Road and hike Cannel Benchmark, also known as Cannell Point. On Thursday 6 September, left the house at 0230, driving…

Bald Mountain (W6 SS-285) and Peak 9060 (W6 SS-298) 15 Sept 2017

Dan NA6MG and I planned a camping/hiking trip to the Southern Sierra, in the area above Kennedy Meadow and then over Sherman Pass to the Big Meadow area. We had done a conditioning hike/SOTA to Mt Baden-Powell (W6 CT-004) the week before. On Friday, I left the house at 0245. Talked with Dan on 2m…