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…

Three Glendale Hills 23 June 2017

Verdguo Peak (W6 CT-269), Cerro Negro Benchmark (W6 CT-226), and Flint Peak (W6 CT-225) are three lower hills in Glendale. Started early up Whiting Woods Road before sunrise for Verdugo, to take advantage of the coolness before the summer heat later in the day. Planned to operate 2m FM only. Looking down on the low…

Mt Williamson (W6 CT-247) 8248 ft, 16 June 2017

Another hike of Mt Williamson, this time to get up to a high, cool summit because of a Southern California heat wave.  A nice hike up the shady western side. 2m FM: KM6CEM KD6CQS W6XAA NG6R NA6MG KC6ZTM WC6Q KM6LAA KX6A(S2S ct-040) 20m CW: N4EX W4HBK W0MNA W0ERI AB9TA NE4TN K3TCU KA5PVB NA6MG K0LAF WA2USA…

Bike Ride to Little Gleason (W6 CT-087) 6020 ft, 3 June 2017

Started while it was still cool 61F/16C at 0530. nice bike ride on the paved road. My fifth activation of this peak. At the turn off after 5.5 miles on the paved road. Just over an hour Then pushing/riding up the dirt road, steep in places Set up by the microwave site, attached the mast…

Clouds on Strawberry Peak (W6 CT-018) 6164 ft, 17 May 2017

Parked at Red Box, 41F (5C). Clear with clouds below From back to front, Mt Lukens (W6 CT-030), Hoyt Mountain (W6 CT-146) barely peeking through the clouds, and Peak 4202 (W6 CT-150) still above the clouds, for now. And a ridge coming down from Mt Disappointment. Yes, the clouds are coming up I noticed someone…

Brisk Morning on Mt Lewis (W6 CT-246) 8396 ft, 29 April 2017

Weather forecast sunny, cold windy. And yes it was when I arrived at Dawson Saddle: 27F/-3C. The road had been opened just the day before, having been closed for the winter. A lot of rocks had been blown down onto the road by the wind, but it was OK with care. Because the hike is…

Mt Waterman with NA6MG (W6 CT-012) 1 April 2017

Got up to Buckhorn picnic area early and had some coffee while waiting for Dan. The day dawned cold and clear with some breeze, temp just above freezing (35F/2C) Some snow.. brought crampons and ice axe but did not need them. When I need them I don’t bring them, go figure… Dan NA6MG N6JZT Managed…