A mountain with no name…Pt 8126 (W6/ND-041) Sunday September 13, 2015

Summit: W6/ND-041 Activation Date: September 13, 2015 ATT Data Coverage: Very good ATT Voice coverage: Not sure but presumed to be OK APRS Coverage: Not sure Hike stats: 1 miles roundtrip and 300′ ascent up to 8,216′, covered trail and exposed summit. California’s water history can’t be told without reference to the astute LA city planners that around the early 1900s … More A mountain with no name…Pt 8126 (W6/ND-041) Sunday September 13, 2015

Nevada’s highest, almost a walk in the park (Boundary Peak, W7N/EM-001)

Summit: W7N/EM-001 Activation Date: September 12, 2015 ATT Data Coverage: Very good ATT Voice coverage: Not sure but presumed to be OK APRS Coverage: Not sure Hike stats: 11 miles roundtrip and 4,500′ ascent up to 13,140′, exposed trail and summit. The original and now rather ludicrous plan was to first activate Montgomery and then Boundary would be a “bonus” on … More Nevada’s highest, almost a walk in the park (Boundary Peak, W7N/EM-001)

Hey Reversed Peak, what’s going on here? (W6/SS-276)

Summit: W6/SS-276 Activation Date: September 11, 2015 ATT Data Coverage: Very good ATT Voice coverage: Not sure but presumed to be OK APRS Coverage: Good Hike stats: 5-6 miles roundtrip and ~1600′ ascent, exposed trail and summit (last 200 ft of elevation is class 3) This is turning into a little bit of a comedy of errors. I tried Reversed Peak … More Hey Reversed Peak, what’s going on here? (W6/SS-276)

A four legged greeting on Mt Islip (W6/CT-010) September 4th, 2015

Summit: W6-CT-010 ATT Data Coverage: Very good ATT Voice coverage: Not sure but presumed to be OK Hike stats: 7 miles roundtrip and 1700′ ascent, well shaded trail, exposed summit I almost missed this colorful piñata that someone left on the peak as I was drooling over the four concrete slabs that presumably someone different had rather nicely constructed. … More A four legged greeting on Mt Islip (W6/CT-010) September 4th, 2015

Mt Waterman “by the skin of my teeth” – W6-CT-012 activated Sept 3, 2015

Summit: W6-CT-012 ATT Data Coverage: None ATT Voice coverage: None Hike stats: 7 miles roundtrip and 1700′ ascent, open and/or shaded trail, semi-exposed summit This was the second in a trio of peaks I activated in the San Gabriel mountains and I undertook this after my success on Kratka earlier the same day. A couple of options exist to get … More Mt Waterman “by the skin of my teeth” – W6-CT-012 activated Sept 3, 2015

W6-CT-014 (Kratka Ridge) SOTA Activation Sept 03, 2015

Summit: W6-CT-014 ATT Data Coverage: Excellent but intermittently off ATT Voice coverage: Unknown Hike stats: 1.5 miles roundtrip and 700′ ascent The Angeles Crest Highway (highway 2) turned out to be a really beautiful drive after a rather ugly drive along highway 91 and Interstate 15 up to the trailhead for Kratka Ridge. High 2 … More W6-CT-014 (Kratka Ridge) SOTA Activation Sept 03, 2015