W6/IN-050 – Poverty Hills

On the way home from several activations in the White Mountains and the Inyo National Forest outside Mammoth Lakes, I decided to bag one last peak along Hwy 395. I started this hike just off Tinemaha Road. The map I was referencing listed a mine at the bottom of the trail but I didn’t see much evidence of that. It was later in the day and very hot; I sucked down a bit over a liter of water in the mile or so to the top. I used about half of my other liter to dump on my head to cool down. At the top, a small rock pile was used to support my vertical antenna. I worked 20 SSB, 40M SSB (which got no contacts) and 30M CW, two S2S there. This summit has outstanding views of the Owens Valley, and I hope to activate this one again soon.


Total distance: 2.3 mi
Max elevation: 4950 ft
Total climbing: 713 ft
Total time: 01:59:57
Download file: Poverty Hills.GPX

Date:08/07/2021 | Summit:W6/IN-050 (Poverty Hills)

17:58K6HPX14MHzSSBS59 R51
17:59NS7P14MHzSSBS59 R57
17:59WU7H14MHzSSBS59 R55
18:00KD7DTS14MHzSSBS59 R33
18:02N6KJH14MHzSSBS56 R33 JEFF
18:03N0WAE14MHzSSBS59 R55
18:03WW7D14MHzSSBS57 R55
18:04K6MW14MHzSSBS57 R55
18:11N7CNH10MHzCWS55N R55N S2S W7O/CE-051
18:20KA7GPP10MHzCWS599 R559 S2S W7W/CH-195
18:23WY7N10MHzCWS599 R559
18:26WB7ULD10MHzCWS59N R55N
18:30KX6A10MHzCWS599 R55N
Adventure van at the bottom of the trail
The trail starts out wide….
Then slowly gets narrow and steep.