W6/SC-338 – Black Mountain

This was a nice, relatively easy hike up; I didn’t know there was a communications site at the top, so I was a bit surprised. While setting up my 817 Kel and I watched para-gliders fly back and fourth gaining altitude until they were out of sight. There was a cold wind blowing at the summit, so the para-gliders must have been extra cold with their extra altitude. Worked the high bands, heard my 2M radio squawk which turned out to be another SOTA station up in Los Angeles. We hiked down the same way and got on the freeway North to try and beat some commuter traffic back to L.A.


Total distance: 4.01 mi
Max elevation: 1547 ft
Total climbing: 770 ft
Total time: 02:12:52
Download file: W6_SC_338_Black_Mountain.gpx

Date:18/11/2023 |  Summit:W6/SC-338 (Black Mountain)

21:07W9SSN24MHzCWS599 R599
21:08W0MNA24MHzCWS599 R599
21:09W0ERI24MHzCWS599 R599
21:09K0LAF24MHzCWS58N R55N
21:13WW7D24MHzCWS33N R33N S2S W7W/SK-172
21:15WU7H24MHzCWS44N R53N S2S W7W/SK-172
21:23W6LOR144MHzFMS55N R55N S2S W6/CT-242
21:23K6STR144MHzFMS51N R55N S2S W6/CT-242
21:307N1FRE18MHzCWS31N R31N
21:30K6CPR18MHzCWS599 R53N CO
21:32N4LAG18MHzCWS55N R54N
21:43WG0AT18MHzCWS55N R57N

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