W6/CT-082 – Bare Mountain

Kel and I started this trip from Mill Creek Summit at the intersection of Pacifico Mountain Road (3N17) and Angels Forest Highway. From there we took a Subaru all the way down Pacifico Mountain Road, past Alder saddle to Little Rock Canyon Road and stopped at a locked gate. I was surprised to see several hunting groups here meeting up to head out of the forest after a long night. It’s deer season, but the hunters I spoke to said they didn’t see any deer this year.

No time was wasted after arriving at the trailhead so we quickly started hiking down 5N04 to a fire break that runs up to Bare Mountain. This is on the left side of the forest road by a water culvert. See the attached .gpx for more details. The hike is steep with several false summits. There is no tree cover or shade of any type so the name of this summit is appropriate. For me, hiking this in the summer would be uncomfortable. At the top, I worked 40m, 30m, and 2m, with 4 S2S QSOs. The return trip was the same as the accent. I don’t know why it took me so long to visit this mountain; I really enjoyed everything about it and will be back next year to activate again.


Total distance: 5.16 mi
Max elevation: 6475 ft
Total climbing: 1837 ft
Total time: 04:05:51
Download file: W6_CT_082.gpx

Date:10/11/2023 |  Summit:W6/CT-082 (Bare Mountain) 

21:00KD7DTS144MHzFMS22 R45 S2S W6/CT-266
21:01NT6E144MHzFMS44 R59
21:02KI6SLA144MHzFMS55 R55
21:18NN7O7MHzCWS58N R53N
21:19KF6HI7MHzCWS57N R57N
21:20K6EL7MHzCWS55N R57N S2S W6/NC-423
21:21WB6POT7MHzCWS57N R599
21:31N7EDK10MHzCWS32N R54N
21:32AI6XG10MHzCWS57N R58N
21:36WU7H10MHzCWS21N R55N S2S W7W/WH-194
21:37WW7D10MHzCWS21N R51N S2S W7W/WH-194
21:38K7MAS10MHzCWS52N R55N
21:40WA7JTM10MHzCWS57N R57N
21:41KN6DMO10MHzCWS57N R56N
21:51KN6KS144MHzFMS59 R59

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