After parking and loading up, we easily located the trail, designated by a trail sign for "Malibu Springs Trail."
The trail is easy to follow and in good shape. There are six gecoaches along the trail with the waypoints as excellent markers.
As I was nearing the summit, a couple Marine helicopters, probably from Camp Pendleton, flew up the coast.
After reaching the summit, I set the antenna up along the trail.
The temperature was pushing 80 degrees, about 20 degrees warmer than two hours earlier on Truinfo Lookout. Fortunately, there was a little shade along the trail for the activation.
There were some nice views of the ocean down below and the picture of the mountain is Truinfo Lookout W6/SC-219, where I activated a couple hours earlier.
Although this is an easy hike, I would advise to bring plenty of water, as it can get really hot in this area during the summer months. Also, keep your eyes open for rattlesnakes. I didn't spend a lot of time on Pt. 1838, so I didn't have a lot of contacts. Thank you to all chasers for allowing me to be the first to activate SC-311. I could hear a lot of SOTA chatter on 2m, but the only 2m contact I had was with Hal, N6JZT, who was about 20 miles south of me in the south bay.
2m - N6JZT
10m - WA2USB, K8LJG
20m - NS7P, W0MNA, W0ERI