W6/CT-098 – Occidental Peak

I almost dismissed this summit as another SOTA activator I spoke with said this hike wasn’t worth it, but after going the trail up the trail myself, I would respectfully disagree. Most of the hike is under shady trees, making it ideal for a summer getaway from the city. The summit offers several nice sitting rocks and great views. The trail is difficult to follow at times, so downloading the tracks below for your GPS may be helpful. 73!


(Update 05-09-2022 – a server migration, plugin and php update revealed the timestamps on this .gpx file are broken. I’ve added fake times so this page renders correctly)

Total distance: 1.04 mi
Max elevation: 5737 ft
Total climbing: 527 ft
Total time: 00:03:06
Download file: W6CT098.gpx

Date:09/Jan/2020 Summit:W6/CT-098 (Occidental Peak)

Time Call Band Mode Notes
21:19z KM6AVH 144MHz FM  
21:20z KF6FLJ 144MHz FM  
21:21z K6LDQ 144MHz FM  
21:24z W6EL 144MHz FM  
21:25z KM6PFM 144MHz FM  
21:27z KK6TDU 144MHz FM  
21:32z W6DVI 144MHz FM  
21:36z W6KLE 144MHz FM  
21:41z KB3UUS 144MHz FM  
21:50z KM6UPQ 144MHz FM  
21:54z KI6RF 144MHz FM  
21:56z KD6FR 144MHz FM  
22:10z N4EX 14MHz SSB  
22:11z N0RZ 14MHz SSB  
22:13z N1AW 14MHz SSB  
22:16z NR0R 14MHz SSB 100mW!
22:20z AI60Z 14MHz SSB  
22:22z W7RPE 14MHz SSB  
22:25z K3TCU 14MHz SSB  
22:37z N6RL 14MHz SSB  
22:40z KZ9W 14MHz SSB  
22:55z KE6MT 7MHz SSB  
23:02z K6HPX 7MHz SSB  
23:03z W7RV 7MHz SSB  
23:05z K0KM 7MHz SSB  
23:08z KM6CND 7MHz SSB  
Most of this hike is shaded with oak.
Slab from an old communication site. You pass by a modern site leading up to this point
View from the trail
Summit log tucked into some rocks
I see a few SOTA folks signed the log
View of TV Village from the summit.

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