W6/SD-166 – Bartlett Mountains

This is a rad hike in Yucca Valley. I tried to summit this one earlier in the year when summer bonus points were on the table, but I couldn’t find the trailhead. Returning a few months later after a bit more research, it turned out I was just one hill away from the trailhead the first time. With that sorted, my wife and I started to head up. The trail is pretty obvious, but it’s easy to loose track of it in some areas. Once at the top I setup my vertical and called out on 30M, then 40M, then 20M, self spotting on each band. Made on S2S to Timber Mountain, W6/CT-052, which makes that a complete for me. I look forward to hiking this one again.


Total distance: 2.45 mi
Max elevation: 3815 ft
Total climbing: 818 ft
Total time: 02:30:01
Download file: Bartlett.GPX

Date:22/10/2021 | Summit:W6/SD-166 (Bartlett Mountains (HP))

19:32NW7E10MHzCWS449 R53N
19:33NS7P10MHzCWS55N R33N
19:35N7OOS10MHzCWS559 R559
19:37WW7D10MHzCWS55N R37N
19:47AJ6KZ10MHzCWS229 R419 S2S W6/CT-052
19:57K6EL7MHzCWS549 R559
19:58W6DE7MHzCWS55N R55N
20:01K6YK7MHzCWS559 R559
20:06F4WBN14MHzCWS559 R599
20:07W0MNA14MHzCWS559 R599
20:08K3TCU14MHzCWS559 R559
20:10WN4AT14MHzCWS549 R55N
20:11W0ERI14MHzCWS549 R55N
20:12W4KRN14MHzCWS559 R33N
20:17WB7BWZ14MHzCWS55N R52N
This is where I parked; the Fiat was struggling for traction on the hill that leads up to this point.
This is still “the road” but you’re going to need a lifted 4×4 to travel it.
Heading up!
More trail
At the top, my wife found the only shade!
Heading down…..