Sailing – A bit windy

Total distance: 17.08 mi
Max elevation: 46 ft
Min elevation: -69 ft
Average speed: 2.39 m/s
Total time: 03:30:30
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W6/CT-010 – Mt. Islip

I was saving the higher elevation hikes for the summer with the idea it would be much cooler and enjoyable when the city below is being scorched by the sun. That’s not the case. It was hot, the route up was in full sun, and I wondered what it would take to loose some pack weight to make the trip up to the summit easier. Overall, it was enjoyable. Solar conditions were not so great, but I was able to make several QSOs on 20. 40M was dead, with only one QSO up to Washington State. Made a 2M CW contact, and a few 2M FM contacts right before heading down to the car.

https://sotl.as/summits/W6/CT-010

Total distance: 7.35 mi
Max elevation: 8245 ft
Min elevation: 6640 ft
Average speed: 0.00 m/s
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Date:27/05/2020 | Summit:W6/CT-010 (Mount Islip)

TimeCallsignBandModeNotes
20:42WW7D14MHzSSB
20:45WU7H14MHzSSB
20:46W9MRH14MHzSSB
20:47N0RZ14MHzSSB
20:48K3TCU14MHzSSB
20:49KM3A14MHzSSB
20:50W6FWS14MHzSSB
20:51W7JCO14MHzSSB
20:53NG6R14MHzSSB
20:56W5BOS14MHzSSB
20:57KN6DOQ14MHzSSB
21:02K7GT14MHzSSB
21:33K6LDQ144MHzCW144.060
21:41K6TS7MHzSSB
21:59KG6BPY144MHzFM
22:00KB9ENS144MHzFM
22:01KM6PRE144MHzFM
22:02K6RBS144MHzFM

W6/CT-150 – Second activation

May 10th. This is the second time I activated this summit; read about the first one HERE. 20M was working pretty well. S2S contacts with AG7GP on W7O/CS-073 (20M), and WC6J on W7N/TR-005 (40M). Being early May, the weather was cooler and the flora was green and blooming.

https://sotl.as/summits/W6/CT-150

Total distance: 1.09 mi
Max elevation: 4206 ft
Min elevation: 3619 ft
Average speed: 0.78 m/s
Total time: 01:41:13
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Date:10/05/2020 | Summit:W6/CT-150 (4202) | 

TimeCallsignBandModeNotes
21:25N6AN14MHzSSB
21:26N8TE14MHzSSB
21:26K6HPX14MHzSSB
21:28AB6SO14MHzSSB
21:29K3TCU14MHzSSB
21:31NA6LA14MHzSSB
21:31N4EX14MHzSSB
21:32K9EYZ14MHzSSB
21:34KH7HI14MHzSSB
21:35KN6GHM14MHzSSB
21:36NS7P14MHzSSB
21:37WW7D14MHzSSB
21:39NW7E14MHzSSB
21:42AG7GP14MHzSSBS2S W7O/CS-073
21:45N6MKW7MHzSSB
21:56WC6J7MHzSSBS2S W7N/TR-005
21:57NG6R7MHzSSB
Looking up at the first false summit.
Almost to the first false summit.
The top, not much room up here.
Looking back to the trailhead

W6/CT-012

May 9th. Deep QSB on 20M, 40M was a struggle. There was a 6M sprint and a small 2M pile up. Two summit to summit contacts with K6ARK on W6/CT-050, and another with K6PVZ on W6/SC-219.

https://sotl.as/summits/W6/CT-012

Total distance: 6.16 mi
Max elevation: 8061 ft
Min elevation: 6785 ft
Average speed: 0.00 m/s
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Date:09/05/2020 | Summit:W6/CT-012 (Waterman Mountain)

TimeCallsignBandModeNotes
22:16K6LDQ14MHzSSB
22:17W0MNA14MHzSSB
22:18K6QCB14MHzSSB
22:19W0ERI14MHzSSB
22:20NG6R14MHzSSB
22:35W6MVT14MHzSSB
22:45ND0C14MHzSSB
22:47WB7BWZ14MHzSSB
22:55N6DNM7MHzSSB
22:56N0RSR7MHzSSB
22:57KN6GHM7MHzSSB
23:06WW7D7MHzSSB
23:12N6GP50MHzSSB
23:15KG6STU50MHzSSB
23:21K6ARK50MHzSSBS2S – W6/CT-050
23:26K6PVZ50MHzSSBS2S – W6/SC-219
23:36K6RIN144MHzFM
23:37KN6INS144MHzFM
23:38KS6R144MHzFM
23:39K6VQN144MHzFM
23:40KN6HXA144MHzFM
23:41KJ5KG144MHzFM
23:42N6RBH144MHzFM
23:43K6KWI144MHzFM
23:44WD6E144MHzFM
23:45KM6ZPO144MHzFM
23:45N6CVO144MHzFM
23:48K6YYL50MHzSSB
Found the benchmark
Flowing water

W6/CT-170 – Kagel Mountain

This was a pretty easy hike, I wouldn’t do it in the middle of summer as there is little shade on the fire road going up. The top is used as a hang glider port; there is a picnic table and a bench to setup radios on which is nice. Summit to summit QSO with KR7RK in Arizona on 40M.

https://sotl.as/summits/W6/CT-170

Total distance: 6.03 mi
Max elevation: 3540 ft
Min elevation: 2592 ft
Average speed: 1.06 m/s
Total time: 05:21:42
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Date:06/03/2020 | Summit:W6/CT-170 (Kagel Mountain)

TimeCallsignBandModeNotes
21:13W6DQE144MHzFM
21:19K6RIN144MHzFM
21:27K6LDQ50MHzSSB
21:30W2L0L144MHzFM
21:32K6HAG144MHzFM
21:35KK6TDU144MHzFM
22:00W0MNA14MHzSSB
22:01W0ERI14MHzSSB
22:04WB7BWZ14MHzSSB
22:05K0LAF14MHzSSB
22:06WA9STI14MHzSSB
22:14WW7D14MHzSSB
22:15WD4CFN14MHzSSB
It’s hard to see, but there is a guy paragliding up there.
Danger Noodle
Looking to the San Fernando Valley
Hike Crew

W6/CT-030 – Mt. Lukens

Up until this summit I may have been logging my QSOs wrong. After 00:00 UTC, the activation starts over and chasers can claim additional points with another QSO.

Mount Lukens is the highest point in the city of Los Angeles. I started the bike ride up at Grizzly Flats trailhead off Hwy 2. At the fork in the fire road, stay left. (Going right brings you to Hoyt Mountain). The fire road narrows, eventually turning into a single track. This leads up to the main road up to the summit.

https://sotl.as/summits/W6/CT-030

Total distance: 13.3 mi
Max elevation: 5092 ft
Min elevation: 2949 ft
Average speed: 0.00 m/s
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Date:27/Feb/2020 Summit:W6/CT-030 (Mount Lukens) 

TimeCallBandModeNotes
22:29zN6IET144MHzFM
22:32zK6LDQ144MHzFM
22:33zNA6MG144MHzFM
22:35zNA6Z144MHzFM
22:36zAI6VK144MHzFM
22:38zKN6GOX144MHzFM
22:42zWA9STI144MHzFM
22:49zKN6CJK144MHzFM
22:54zKK6WFC144MHzFM
22:55zK6CPR144MHzFM
22:58zKF6PFM144MHzFM
23:17zW0MNA14MHzSSB
23:21zK6JGM14MHzSSB

Date:28/Feb/2020 Summit:W6/CT-030 (Mount Lukens) 

TimeCallBandModeNotes
00:01zNQ7R7MHzSSB
00:02zNK6A7MHzSSB
00:05zWA9STI7MHzSSB
00:06zN6AN7MHzSSB
00:07zW7RV7MHzSSB
00:12zK6LDQ7MHzSSB
00:14zN6MKW7MHzSSB
1994 Marin Zig-Zag Trail
The fire road down