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W6/CT-147 Lower Lytle Creek Ridge is an easy drive to the trail head.  Martin, WN6E, and I did a joint activation starting early in the morning to avoid the heat. We got off the 15 Freeway at Sierra Ave. This continues becoming Lytle Creek Road. At about 8 miles from the freeway you turn right onto Sheep Canyon Road (2N56) then left on to the well maintained dirt road for about 0.9 miles. You park at the wide turn out (intersection of 2N56 &  3N31)  34.27444 -117.499 equivalent to N 34° 16.467 W 117° 29.940 where the trail head starts. Here are three way points along the route we took to the summit:  WP1 N34° 16.390 W117° 29.728,  WP2 N34° 16.390 W117° 29.728, WP3 N34° 16.166 W117° 29.523. The summit is at 34.266201019287, -117.49120330811 equivalent to N 34° 15.972 W 117° 29.472. As shown in the grade plot the first 0.3 mile is fairly steep going up (going down is the more challenging part). After this steep part there is a fair amount of bush whacking of low vegetation. To us there was no well marked trail for the next 0.7 of a mile even though the area was well traveled as there was litter in several places. A delightful view from the top in all directions with plenty of room to set up. Thanks to our local guys on 2 meter simplex we got custom SPOT’s and information on other Summit To Summit (S2S) opportunities. We both used our GPS ‘track back’ feature to insure we took the same route back to the car. We took plenty of water as it does get hot up there. Martin has a blog posted at: Wavetraveler Lower Lytle Creek Ridge

Ground Track

Ground Track

Elevation Graph

Elevation Graph

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Parking at trail head

A view from the summit

Parking at trail head

A view from the summit

A view from the summit

A view from the summit

A view from the summit

A view from the summit

A view from the summit

A view from the summit

A view from the summit

KB6CIO working them

KB6CIO working them

Wildlife guarding our site

Wildlife guarding our site

Date: 07/Jul/2014 Summit: W6/CT-147 Lower Lytle Creek Ridge Call Used: KB6CIO

Time Call Band Mode Notes
15:26z KN6CCW 144MHz FM Tnx for all the SPOT & S2S assistance
15:27z K6QCB 144MHz FM Tnx for the support
15:40z W0MNA 14MHz SSB 14.285 59/55
15:42z NS7P 14MHz SSB 59/56
15:43z AE4FZ 14MHz SSB 55/54 NC
15:45z W0ERI 14MHz SSB 58/55
15:46z N4MJ 14MHz SSB 44/52
15:48z N7UN 14MHz SSB 44/33
15:50z N4EX 14MHz SSB 44/22
15:51z W7CNL 14MHz SSB 55/33
15:52z K2BJ 14MHz SSB 59/44 NC
15:54z W7IMC 14MHz SSB 56/31 S2S
15:57z K0LAF 14MHz SSB 57/33
15:58z NE4TN 14MHz SSB 59/44
16:04z W7IMC 14MHz SSB Confirmed S2S INFO W7I/VC-162 from 15:54z
16:12z KI4SVM 14MHz SSB 14.320 33/33 S2S W4C/CM-018
16:13z WH6LE 14MHz SSB 14.320 S2S W4C/CM-018
16:16z KX7L 14MHz SSB 14.285 59+10/56

73 and thanks to all the Chasers

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