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.
Date:11/Jan/2020 Summit:W6/CT-018 (Strawberry Peak)
Max elevation: 6161 ft
Min elevation: 4639 ft
Total climbing: 1965 ft
Average speed: 0.95 m/s