W6/SD-128 – Daggett Ridge

This was the second summit of the day for So.Cal Winter SOTA Fest, having just finished up Su Casa Benchmark to the north. I missed a open clearing to park off the narrow dirt road and couldn’t turn around after realizing my mistake, so I ended up parking a bit further away. After slathering on sunscreen, E and I started hiking up the summit, following a track provided by Kevin, the event organizer. After getting through a wash and dry waterfall we started the steeper climb up out of a box canyon. I kept thinking of my great uncle, Jack, who lost a leg in WWII. He would always joke that the lack of a leg was an advantage when walking sideways across a hill. I think he might have been comfortable than me because most of this hike is side-hilling. The summit was super windy, so I only worked 40M and 2M. On the way down, we took a much better route as we had gone through a sketchy area on the way up.


Total distance: 3.93 mi
Max elevation: 4090 ft
Total climbing: 1640 ft
Total time: 03:43:29
Download file: Daggett_Ridge_W6_SD_128.gpx

Date:13/01/2024 |  Summit:W6/SD-128 (Daggett Ridge)

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