Another delightful activation in sunny Southern California. I was at the parking (34.132033, -118.337905) for this just after 6am which is when they lift the restriction. Do NOT try to park any closer as you will be ticketed and/or towed. It is a brief walk up the road for about 0.2 miles to the trail head. I started the excellent work out up the trail with about 800 feet of gain for about 0.7 miles. This is not a technical climb, just steep. Once you are on the ridge line the elevation gain is very mild. At the ridge line I back tracked about 1,000 feet to grab one Geocache, Ben & Jayme For The Love of Caching GC2DD3H which is on a very scenic overlook. From here I headed to the summit for a total of 1.3 miles each way. Along the walk today there were butterfly’s everywhere. The crows were chasing the few hawks I saw. There were plenty of lizards eating up most of the bugs. Plenty of fun contacts had to come to an end as the high temperature became uncomfortable.
Videos from the peak at Click Here for Picasa Link, then click each Video.
Note: There is intermittent T-Mobile service at the summit. I got a phone call and some text messages. I was not able to get out a SPOT readily so I depended no the wonderful support from others.
Date: 12/Feb/2015 Summit: W6/CT-037 Cahuenga Peak Call Used: KB6CIO
|16:23z||KM6CEM||144MHz||FM||146.52 59/59 Charles in San Dimas did SPOTs for me.|
|16:43z||KK6AL||144MHz||FM||59/59 Al went up to the local mountains with his beam|
|17:27z||KB6THO||433MHz||OTHER||441.000 Talkgroup DIRECT 99 Simplex DMR.|
|17:28z||KK6AL||433MHz||OTHER||441.000 Talkgroup DIRECT 99 Simplex DMR|
|17:29z||N7EAL||433MHz||OTHER||441.000 Talkgroup DIRECT 99 Simplex DMR|
|17:46z||WA9STI||144MHz||FM||146.52 59/59 also helped with SPOTs|
|17:48z||N6JZT||14MHz||SSB||14.285 59/59 also helped with SPOTs|
|17:51z||KA5PVB||14MHz||SSB||22/33 Tried to relay to recover WG0AT|
|17:56z||NS7P||14MHz||SSB||59/56 Phil OR|
|18:00z||K6CMG||144MHz||FM||59/59 Chris Lakewood on a work break|
73 with thanks to all the people who helped with SPOT’s and the Chaser’s who made this worthwhile!