San Emigdio Mountain is basically a drive up. This could be done in a 2wd vehicle with enough clearance; at the time I visited as the road seemed like it was recently graded. I parked at a large turn around area and started hiking up to the top. Once there I realized I went the long way, not a problem though since this was a short hike. I used the Yaesu 817 on the high bands. Worked 10M, 12M, 15M and 17M. Two s2s contacts. I signed the register and started heading down, where I picked up a faint use trail back to the road. I explored an area that looked like it might have been a mine at some point, then headed up the hill to the truck.
(I screwed up the .gpx recording, but the data below will get you to the summit)
Max elevation: 7418 ft
Total climbing: 305 ft
Total time: 01:39:34
Date:18/08/2023 | Summit:W6/SC-002 (San Emigdio Mountain)
|20:06||WW7D||18MHz||CW||S51N R31N S2S W7W/SN-089|
|20:08||N6AN||18MHz||CW||S31N R519 S2S W6/CT-225|