W6/CT-027 – Condor Peak

This is a pretty long hike for 4 SOTA points, but since the Lowel Life crew rebuilt the Condor Peak Trail, Esther and I wanted to check it out. Most of the trail felt pretty flat (it’s not), with multiple switchbacks and a waterfall. The last mile or so was a bit more difficult but that might have just been me being fatigued. Getting to the actual summit required some scrambling, but nothing too bad. At the top I worked 40M and 30M, then hopped on 2M to work local chasers. Worried about running out of daylight, we headed back down after about an hour. I hoped to activate Fox Benchmark on this same trip, but there just wasn’t enough time. By the time we got back to the car it was dark. Perfect timing.


Total distance: 14.89 mi
Max elevation: 5533 ft
Total climbing: 4527 ft
Total time: 08:28:40
Download file: Condor_AG6N.GPX

Date:18/11/2022 | Summit:W6/CT-027 (Condor Peak

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W6/CT-064 – East Twin Peaks

I hiked this in December 2022 with Esther and 4 months later at the time of this writing I’ve forgotten most of the details of the activation, as such, no real report. I do recall rain in the forecast, however there was just heavy fog which made scorched trees from the Bobcat fire look eerie.. Overall, there is a bunch of elevation gain on this hike which made it challenging. We looped back through Mt. Waterman where I activated at 23:50 and 00:01 to give local chasers on FM points. Photos and .gpx below.


Total distance: 11.82 mi
Max elevation: 8083 ft
Total climbing: 4132 ft
Total time: 08:24:02
Download file: EastTwinPeaks_AG6N.GPX

Date:01/12/2022 | Summit:W6/CT-064 (East Twin Peaks)

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