Ladyface is the second summit I did on a warm January day. The trailhead is easy to find, located just off the 101 on Kanan Rd. I parked on the side of the road and followed Ladyface Peak Trail to the summit. Quite steep in some areas and the road noise from the 101 and Kanan Rd never disappeared. I took the opportunity to rest several times and marvel at the McMansions below, and thought about how many tennis matches are actually played at all the tennis courts in various back yards. At the summit, I found a fiberglass fishing pole. I emailed the last activator asking if they wanted it back, but it wasn’t their pole! I setup my vertical and worked 10M and 40M. Two S2S. Tried 2M FM, but no takers. The weather turned and it got very cold quickly, which I was thankful for as it had been so hot hiking up. I packed the station away and headed down, thinking about how brutal this one would be in the middle of summer, and how I was glad to be doing it in January.
Max elevation: 2024 ft
Total climbing: 1289 ft
Total time: 02:54:09
Date:07/01/2022 | Summit:W6/SC-285 (Ladyface)
|22:19||N6AN||10MHz||CW||S54N R54N S2S W6/CT-225|
|22:32||KR7RK||7MHz||CW||S55N R59N S2S W7A/CS-072|