We started our moderate 2.8 mile walk (each way) by parking at Rim Crest Dr and Blue Gum Dr in Yorba Linda, CA (Approximate: 33.909106, -117.780457 or N 33° 30.779 W 117° 44.161). Note that we parked at 6:30am and we did see the signs indicating No parking from 7pm until 8am daily. The walk is along a well maintained wide road with an elevation gain of +1056 ft and loss of -222 ft. There are many Geocaches along the route if you are into that.
There is an alternate parking area at N 33° 54.222 W 117° 45.757 (Equivalent to: 33.9037 -117.76262) near the intersection of San Antonio Rd and Casino Ridge Rd. This route is about 2.2 miles each way with an ~1100 feet if elevation gain. This route leaves the horse trail going on to the dirt road at approximately 33.906638, -117.757905 or N 33° 54.398 W 117° 45.474. I had taken this one months ago using the Geocaches as way points to the Summit. You can also explore street parking at approximately 21350 Casino Ridge Rd Yorba Linda, CA (33.904194, -117.759646 or N 33° 54.398 W 117° 45.474) which is a slightly closer entrance to the horse trail. At the time of this posting there were no street signs indicating any parking restrictions.
As you will see in the pictures the fog was thick today which kept the temperature just perfect for hiking. I still should have put on some sun screen as I did get a bit of exposure on top of the summit. When Martin powered up initially he got us a Summit to Summit with NA6MG who was calling CQ. We had a terrific day thanks to many chasers over the day. Sometimes we stayed on a frequency way beyond any sensible amount of time to make sure we got every possible chaser we could hear. Sometimes we jumped around to explore the propagation. To keep from interfering with each other we had to communicate to stay off of the same band or a harmonic of a frequency. Both of us had over 20 contacts each. It was a terrific radio day with an awesome finish by Martin’s with his last contact being Canary Island!
SMS and Web access from our cell phones on AT&T/T-Mobile was intermittent so self spotting was very rare. Again, our Chasers were awesome about placing a SPOT for us which helps the entire community.
|17:10z||NA6MG||14MHz||SSB||14.347 57/57 S2S Dan CT-223|
|17:30z||KH2TJ||7MHz||SSB||7.284 59/52 Todd N Calif|
|17:33z||AE9F||7MHz||SSB||7.284 44/44 SF|
|17:34z||N6SLV||7MHz||SSB||7.284 59+10/57 Santa CRuz|
|17:36z||WA6ARA||7MHz||SSB||7.284 59/55 he called Rick for me|
|17:38z||NK6A||7MHz||SSB||7.284 55/56 Don Santa Monica|
|17:44z||WB0USI||7MHz||SSB||7.284 57/55 Roseville|
|17:49z||KC6IWH||7MHz||SSB||7.284 33/44 Dennis Rocklin, Ca|
|18:20z||W5CCT||21MHz||SSB||21.3255 44/55 Tom talking w son in SD|
|19:40z||VE7WJ||24MHz||SSB||24.955 Al 57/57 10ele LP IC77|
|19:50z||KJ6JKA||28MHz||SSB||28.385 59/58 Will Huntington Beach|
WN6E Log (note the QRP, North Dakota, and Canary Islands:
|18:52z||N7UN||24MHz||SSB||24,980 MHz – QRP TX|
|19:03z||AI0Q||24MHz||SSB||QRP-TX – North Dakota|
|19:55z||EA4YB||28MHz||SSB||28.526 MHz, Spain Canary Islands|