W6/CT-098 – Occidental Peak

I almost dismissed this summit as another SOTA activator I spoke with said this hike wasn’t worth it, but after going the trail up the trail myself, I would respectfully disagree. Most of the hike is under shady trees, making it ideal for a summer getaway from the city. The summit offers several nice sitting rocks and great views. The trail is difficult to follow at times, so downloading the tracks below for your GPS may be helpful. 73!

https://summits.sota.org.uk/summit/W6/CT-098

Date:09/Jan/2020 Summit:W6/CT-098 (Occidental Peak)

TimeCallBandModeNotes
21:19zKM6AVH144MHzFM
21:20zKF6FLJ144MHzFM
21:21zK6LDQ144MHzFM
21:24zW6EL144MHzFM
21:25zKM6PFM144MHzFM
21:27zKK6TDU144MHzFM
21:32zW6DVI144MHzFM
21:36zW6KLE144MHzFM
21:41zKB3UUS144MHzFM
21:50zKM6UPQ144MHzFM
21:54zKI6RF144MHzFM
21:56zKD6FR144MHzFM
22:10zN4EX14MHzSSB
22:11zN0RZ14MHzSSB
22:13zN1AW14MHzSSB
22:16zNR0R14MHzSSB100mW!
22:20zAI60Z14MHzSSB
22:22zW7RPE14MHzSSB
22:25zK3TCU14MHzSSB
22:28zWA6QDQ14MHzSSB/KH6 HAWAII
22:37zN6RL14MHzSSB
22:40zKZ9W14MHzSSB
22:55zKE6MT7MHzSSB
23:02zK6HPX7MHzSSB
23:03zW7RV7MHzSSB
23:05zK0KM7MHzSSB
23:08zKM6CND7MHzSSB

Total distance: 1.07 mi
Max elevation: 5735 ft
Min elevation: 5505 ft
Average speed: 0.00 m/s
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Most of this hike is shaded with oak.
Slab from an old communication site. You pass by a modern site leading up to this point
View from the trail
Summit log tucked into some rocks
I see a few SOTA folks signed the log
View of TV Village from the summit.