KB6CIO (Bob) and KK6LBC (Janet) walked to Saddle Peak to do a SOTA (Summits On The Air) activation. Saddle Peak is 2805 ft above Malibu, California.
Here is the routing: Park at 34.081229,-118.645473 (equivalent to N 34° 04.874 W 118° 38.728). There are roadside plaques with information about the area. This is where you will want to park. See below arrows for the trail head.
At 34.07917 -118.65078 (equivalent to 34 04.750 -118 39.047) veer slight left up the paved road toward the water tank gated area (see photo). Walk around the gate and continue up the road back on to the trail.
Turn left (sort of SW) at 34.078995 -118.656522 (equivalent to N34° 04.740 W118° 39.391). I did not get a picture of this T intersection.
The summit is at 34.075802 -118.658401 (equivalent to N 34° 04.548 W 118° 39.504). According to ridewithgps.com this is a 1.0 mile walk each way. From the parking there is a 407 foot elevation gain to the summit. The walk to the summit is easy however, the trail is rocky so sturdy shoes are recommended. Only some portions of the trail are shaded so bring water. There are no facilities in the area.
There are several Geocaches along the way which can be used as additional way points. We were delighted as we found all of them. One of them was full size with a trackable that Janet traded.
Date:06/Apr/2014 Summit:W6/CT-035 (Saddle Peak) Call Used:KK6LBC
|18:39z||N6JZT||28MHz||SSB||59/59 Hal 28.385|
|18:44z||KD5ZZK||28MHz||SSB||59/55 Summit to Summit with Andrew W5A/BR-002 Boat Mt Arkansas|
Date:06/Apr/2014 Summit:W6/CT-035 (Saddle Peak) Call Used:KB6CIO
|18:55z||KA5LYL||28MHz||SSB||Todd Corpus Christy TX|
|19:31z||W0MNA||14MHz||SSB||14.3425 53/55 Gary KS|
|19:38z||W0ERI||14MHz||SSB||57/54 Martha KS|
|19:51z||N2CPA||7MHz||SSB||7.285 Westlake Village 100w|
|19:56z||WA6RIC||7MHz||SSB||Rick 59/56 Ridgecrest|
|20:00z||WA6ARA||7MHz||SSB||Ridgecrest 59/55 10w|
|20:03z||W1AW/3||24MHz||SSB||24.970 59/59 PA|
|20:12z||KJ5RM||24MHz||SSB||Name: Jory TX|
|20:12z||K0LAF||24MHz||SSB||Bob 33/33 MO|
|20:16z||WX4ET||24MHz||SSB||22/33 Great Op! Did SPOT|