W6/CT-018 – Strawberry Peak

I hiked up to Strawberry Peak on a Saturday with some friends. Turns out that this is a very popular hike among Los Angeles denizens. I would do this again, on a weekday as the summit was crowded with noisy folks at one point. I made several contacts on 2M, including two summit to summit contacts. 20M seemed dead (spotted over APRS). I tried 40M, got nothing but later found out my spot didn’t make it out.

https://sotl.as/summits/W6/CT-018

Date:11/Jan/2020 Summit:W6/CT-018 (Strawberry Peak) 

TimeCallBandModeNotes
20:45zWA6VVC144MHzFM
20:47zK6LDQ144MHzFM
20:50zKJ6OKV144MHzFM
20:52zKN6DFX144MHzFMS->S W6/CT-022
20:54zKK6URQ144MHzFM
20:58zKK6TLN144MHzFM
20:59zWA6TK144MHzFM
21:03zKK6WHT144MHzFM
21:06zN6AN144MHzFMS->S W6/CT-262
21:08zWA9STI144MHzFM
21:10zKG6DNY144MHzFM
21:13zN6YDT144MHzFM
21:21zW0MNA14MHzSSB
21:23zW0ERI14MHzSSB
21:27zN6NKW14MHzSSB
21:30zW5ODS14MHzSSB

Total distance: 3.58 mi
Max elevation: 6161 ft
Min elevation: 4639 ft
Average speed: 0.95 m/s
Total time: 02:16:54
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Los Angeles is somewhere out there
Picknick + SOTA
Standard issue SOTA station
Typical view
Hiking crew just below the summit
Hiking down
Summit Log bolted to this rock, which was completely full.