W6/CT-121 – Snow Benchmark

Snow Benchmark is just off 3N17, which was closed for 11 years to motorized traffic. I was planing on riding a mountain bike to this summit from Sand Canyon, but the forest service opened the road which allowed me to drive my van right below the summit. From there, it’s 1/2 mile round trip hike. Worked 2m FM, 20m SSB, and 10m CW, three s2s contacts.


Total distance: 0.43 mi
Max elevation: 4954 ft
Total climbing: 104 ft
Total time: 02:06:58
Download file: SnowBenchmark.GPX

Date:16/07/2021 | Summit:W6/CT-121 (Snow Benchmark)

19:44AE6NH144MHzFMS59 R59 S2S W6/CT-098
19:44N6HEG144MHzFMS59 R59
19:50KI6PMD144MHzFMS59 R46
19:53KN6PHZ144MHzFMS59 R59
19:55KN6DMO144MHzFMS42 R43
20:02KG6MWQ144MHzFMS59 R59 S2S W6/CT-098
20:16K6LDQ144MHzFMS59 R59
20:25WU7H14MHzSSBS57 R57
20:25WW7D14MHzSSBS59 R53
20:27K6MBN14MHzSSBS54 R45
20:30K6EL14MHzSSBS32 R52 S2S W6/NC-423
20:31NN4JM14MHzSSBS53 R44 S2S W7W/RS-010
20:32K6HPX14MHzSSBS51 R45
20:32K6MW14MHzSSBS58 R55
20:34KG7QJD14MHzSSBS59 R57
20:35NG6R14MHzSSBS59 R57
21:13K7EA10MHzCWS5NN R55N
21:17N7PHI10MHzCWS559 R339
I drove my jalopy close to the summit.
Road isn’t so bad. I’ve actually driven my commuter car down 3n17 days after it was opened to motorized vehicles.
Near the summit
Station setup
Magic Mountain in the distance
I thought this rock was interesting.