Headed out to the Malibu area for an activation this morning. What a difference a week makes. Last week I activated Saddle Peak (W6/CT-035) and was socked in with clouds, providing limited visibility. Today, although windy, I had clear skies and awesome views!
From the 101 Fwy, I exited Westlake Bl (23) and drove south, as it turned into Mulholland Hwy. Coming to a stop sign at Mulholland Hwy and Decker Rd. (N 34° 05.317 W 118° 52.403), I turned right to Little Sycamore Cyn Rd (N 34° 05.335 W 118° 52.832), where I turned right once again. Sycamore becomes Yerba Buena Rd,, and I parked at the spacious parking turnout for Truinfo Lookout ( N 34° 06.448 W 118° 54.555).
The trail from the parking area to the peak is .74 miles with a 400' elevation gain. It is an easy hike and it took me about 20 minutes to get to the top, hiking at a leisurely pace. There are many mountain lions in the area, so I kept a watchful eye above me, as I didn't want anything to happen to Roxy.
After loading up, I followed the trail beyond the fire gate.
The trail is in fairly good condition, with thick brush on both sides of the trial. There are a few spots where the brush forms a canopy above the trail.
At .55 miles, we came to a fork in the trail (N 34° 06.353 W 118° 55.051). Take the left side of the fork and it leads to the peak.
The wind was fairly strong on the peak. I hung up the SOTA flag, but the wind was too strong to see it.
There were plenty of places to set up my equipment. It was nice to have a place to sit.
There were some nice views from the peak.
View of Pt. 1838, W6/SC-311. I activated SC-311 after I left Truinfo.
Not much activity during the activition this morning. Thank you to all chasers!
10m - WA2USA
20m - NS7P, WB5USB, KF7JQV
40m - KB6CIO, W7RV