Ontario Peak, W6/CT-048 November 6, 2015

Summit: W6/CT-048 Activation Date: November 6, 2015 ATT Data Coverage: Goodish ATT Voice coverage: Goodish APRS Coverage: Not sure Access: Park/trail head at N34 15 00 W117 38 19 Hike stats:  12.5 miles roundtrip and 3,800′ of ascent up to 8,700′, walk on forested trail to exposed summit. Twice in three days I found myself at Icehouse Canyon. Both times its name was … More Ontario Peak, W6/CT-048 November 6, 2015

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

W6-ND-037 (Lookout Mnt) SOTA Activation July 11, 2015

I love the great outdoors and in January 2012 I took the opportunity to stop while driving through an uncharacteristically open Tioga Pass in Yosemite. Usually highway 120 is buried deep in pristine snow from November to May. This rare opportunity had to be memorialized with a short hike. The blue sky and crisp temperature … More W6-ND-037 (Lookout Mnt) SOTA Activation July 11, 2015

W6-ND-003 (Glass Mt) SOTA Activation – July 12, 2015

Up at 11,200ft just east of Mammoth in California, Glass Mt is unique in that it is primarily made of obsidian, which in places shows up as large amounts of black rock scattered across the trail and landscape and most likely the reason its called Glass Mt. It’s a welcome change from the typical high altitude … More W6-ND-003 (Glass Mt) SOTA Activation – July 12, 2015