SOTA summit: Loma Alta W6/NC-350 Activation Date: November 28, 2016 Distance: approx 4.5mi round trip. Time: 1Hr 45min Elevation gain: 1,188ft Portable operation: Yes Radio: IC-706MK2G Antenna: Packtenna Mini 29′ Bands used: 20m and 40m Furthest QSO: ~2,643mi with N1GB Hike in: Yes Solo operation: Yes Recommend: Absolutely Sprint Coverage: Excellent, LTE full bars. Parking: Limited, side road dirt parking. Dogs: Yes […]Read more "W6/NC-350 LOMA ALTA"
For directions to the trail head via google maps just type in, 1 Bear Valley Visitor Center Access Road Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 On your way in you will turn onto a road and pass what is called “the big red barn”. Go to the very end of the road where there is free […]Read more "W6/NC-378 Mt Wittenburg"
Hard way I parked at Bell Station Farmers Market (14962-16080 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister, CA 95023) and Bike/ Hiked 7 1/2 miles (15mi total) to the Dowdy Ranch visitors center and then onto a short trail not far from there that takes you right to the peak. It took me about 2 hours to hike/bike […]Read more "W6/NC-496 Burra Burra"
This was just about once of the last summits closest to me that I had no activated yet and truthfully was hesitant to for a little while. Due to no geocaches in the area i figured this summits was unattainable. But good things come to those who are curious. Route Start at Bishop Ranch park, […]Read more "W6/NC-317 WIEDEMANN HILL"
Parked at Mitchell Canyon visitor center 96 Mitchell Canyon Rd, Clayton, CA 94517 Not sure if you have to pay for parking during the weekend. This was the only location with water and restrooms on the trail so fill up. No cell service in parking lot. Decided to take the clockwise route around to […]Read more "W6/NC-323 Black Point KK6ZLY"
One of the newest summits added to W6 region. This is the first activation of this summit. Take Highway 1 to White House canyon rd. take this unpaved and bumpy but public off- road 1 1/2miles till you get to a sign that says “no public access”. There are places off to the side for […]Read more "W6/NC-521 CHALK MOUNTAIN"
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on 3/14/16 I found my 250 geocache. So far I have been geocaching for 233 days. I discovered this hobby while posting in the ambulance at ST Rose hospital. I was swiping through app’s looking for something, or some type of game that would get me out of the ambulance (not too far) whenever we […]Read more "#250 Geocaching finds"
2/15/16 After a windey road along redwood rd, I followed K6EL’s instructions and started the hike at Rancho Laguna Park, where parking is free and dogs are allowed. You do however need a permit that you can get Here. This permit is $10, good for 1 year AND you can use to it access Rocky Ridge […]Read more "W6/ NC-398 pt 1180 KK6ZLY activation"
2/2/16 Start from Tularcito Trail, Milpitas, CA 95035 there is a $10 charge to enter the park, you pay at a kiosk that you drive up to that takes cash and card. Dogs are allowed. The trail is closed to bikes and esquarians after it has just rained. Full sprint cell service from parking lot. CAUTION: […]Read more "Mt Allison W6/ NC-180"