Snap, it broke; the story of Donner Ridge (W6/NS-181) October 21, 2015

Summit: W6/NS-181 Activation Date: October 21, 2015 ATT Data Coverage: Excellent ATT Voice coverage: Not sure but presumed to be excellent APRS Coverage: Not sure Access: Park/trail head at  N39 20.628 W120 16.083 Hike stats:  2.3 miles roundtrip and 600′ of ascent up to 7,825′, walk on exposed dirt trail and an exposed summit. Flush from my hat trick the day … More Snap, it broke; the story of Donner Ridge (W6/NS-181) October 21, 2015

A Tahoe Hat Trick at an Ugly Duckling, W6/NS-189 Pt. 7740, October 20, 2015

Summit: W6/NS-189 Activation Date: October 20, 2015 ATT Data Coverage: Excellent ATT Voice coverage: Not sure but presumed to be excellent APRS Coverage: Not sure Access: Drive Watson Rd (paved) ~1.5 miles from 267 or about 4 mile from Mt Pluto (W6/NS-138). Park/trail head at N39 15’01 W120 05’17 Hike stats:  2.3 miles roundtrip and 400′ of ascent up to 7,740′, … More A Tahoe Hat Trick at an Ugly Duckling, W6/NS-189 Pt. 7740, October 20, 2015

Pluto, the story of a dog, a planet and a mountain near Tahoe (W6/NS-138) Oct 20, 2015

Summit: W6/NS-138 Activation Date: October 20, 2015 ATT Data Coverage: Excellent ATT Voice coverage: Not sure but presumed to be excellent APRS Coverage: Not sure Access: Drive Watson Rd (paved) ~5.9 miles from 267 or about 1 mile from Mt Watson (W6/NS-147). Park/trail head at N39 13’47 W120 08’31 Hike stats:  3.6 miles roundtrip and 900′ of ascent up to 8,617′, walk … More Pluto, the story of a dog, a planet and a mountain near Tahoe (W6/NS-138) Oct 20, 2015

Mt Watson near Tahoe (W6/NS-147), October 20th 2015

Summit: W6/NS-147 Activation Date: October 20, 2015 ATT Data Coverage: Excellent ATT Voice coverage: Not sure but presumed to be excellent APRS Coverage: Not sure Access: Drive Watson Rd (paved) ~6.6 miles from 267. Park/trail head at N39 13’18 W120 09’25 Hike stats:   3.6 miles roundtrip and 1,000′ of ascent up to 8,424′, walk on dirt road and semi-exposed treed summit. Light danced … More Mt Watson near Tahoe (W6/NS-147), October 20th 2015

There’s gold in them there hills…activating PT-7940 W6/CT-060, September 28, 2015

Summit: W6/CT-060 Activation Date: September 28, 2015 ATT Data Coverage: Spotty ATT Voice coverage: Not sure but presumed to be spotty APRS Coverage: Not sure Hike stats: 1.5 miles roundtrip and staggering 138′ of ascent up to 7940′, walk on dirt road and exposed summit. Gold is so intertwined with California’s history, even our school kids could probably tell you about 1849 … More There’s gold in them there hills…activating PT-7940 W6/CT-060, September 28, 2015

Keller Peak (W6/CT-013) September 27, 2015

Summit: W6/CT-013 Activation Date: September 27, 2015 ATT Data Coverage: Very good ATT Voice coverage: Not sure but presumed to be OK APRS Coverage: Not sure Hike stats: Drive-up when gate open (typically 9-5pm and road OK). Elected to hike from from locked gate; 1.5 miles roundtrip and 600′ ascent up to 7,882′, walk on paved road and exposed summit. The look … More Keller Peak (W6/CT-013) September 27, 2015