I had a couple days off work without any real plans, so off to Agua Dulce! I parked just off the 14 and hiked down a dirt road where I was met with a “Keep Off” sign. At this point I almost turned around, but decided to go past the sign as there were several foot prints and dirt bike tracks all over the place, so it was clear people use this area for recreation. I continued on the dirt road until it ended at a set of power line pylons, then turned south and headed along the ridge line firebreak. The wind was incredibly strong, and at one point almost knocked me over! One false summit with benchmarks along the way. At the real summit, I found additional benchmarks and a summit register. I was able to setup the station just below the ridge which kept me out of the wind. Worked 30M and 40M, one S2S.
Max elevation: 2834 ft
Total climbing: 1687 ft
Total time: 04:14:00
Date:09/02/2022 | Summit:W6/CT-273 (Agua Dulce Benchmark)
|21:58||AJ6CL||14MHz||CW||S599 R599 S2S W6/CT-025|