San Francisco Maritime Park (HP40) February 7th, 2016

NPOTA Entity: San Francisco Maritime Historic Park HP40 SOTA summit: N/A Activation Date: February 7th, 2016 Portable operation: Yes Hike in: Yes Solo hike: Yes ATT Coverage: Excellent Photos: Copyright Paul Gacek 2016 Early morning has brought out runners, rowers, swimmers, tourists, fisherman and me, all seeking something from Aquatic Park here in San Francisco. El Nino has temporarily departed and made way for … More San Francisco Maritime Park (HP40) February 7th, 2016

Sunset Peak (W6/CT-022)

NPOTA Entity: N/A SOTA summit: W6/CT-022 Activation Date: Jan 28, 2016 Portable operation: Yes Hike in: Yes Solo hike: With Scott AK6Q ATT Coverage: Variable Photos: Copyright Paul Gacek 2016 Trail details: 7 miles round trip and approximately 1300 ft of ascent. Partially covered trail to exposed summit. The corrugated iron, dulled with rust had a patchwork of color that seemed to match the surrounding dirt … More Sunset Peak (W6/CT-022)

Shootout near Paramount Ranch on Triunfo Peak (W6/SC-219) in Santa Monica NRA (RC17)

NPOTA Entity: Santa Monica National Recreation Area  RC17 SOTA summit: W6/SC-219 Activation Date: Jan 26, 2016 Portable operation: Yes Hike in: Yes Solo hike: Yes ATT Coverage: Excellent Photos: Copyright Paul Gacek 2016 Malibu is pitch black at six in the morning. I’m straining my eyes for signs of a barista and possibly a movie star enjoying a morning latte. But its dark and Malibu doesn’t seem … More Shootout near Paramount Ranch on Triunfo Peak (W6/SC-219) in Santa Monica NRA (RC17)