Stonewall Peak is a nice and very scenic hike. The trailhead to the summit starts across the street from the parking area at the Paso Picacho picnic area and campground.
On the way from Orange county we got caught in the San Diego morning rush hour and crawled along the freeways towards the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.
The hike to the summit offers great views of Lake Cuyamaca and the surrounding valleys and peaks. The trail switchbacks to the peak with a great summit area as a reward.
Trail starts opposite the picnic area
Local wildlife ?
Trail with Stonewall Peak
View of Lake Cuyamaca
On the trail
Close to the summit
Stonewall Peak summit
View from summit
Final approach to the peak
During the activation I had technical problems with the audio and antenna setup and had to share Bob’s (KB6CIO) radio for my last contacts. The highlight was a DX contact with French Polynesia (Tahiti) from the summit with 5W QRP and the San Andres Islands in the Caribbean.
QSOs from Stonewall Peak:
Date:25/Feb/2014 Summit:W6/SC-029 (Stonewall Peak)
|20:13z||HK0/UA4WHX||21MHz||SSB||21.290 MHz DX – San Andres Islands|
|20:16z||FO4BM||28MHz||SSB||28.520 MHz – DX French Polynesia|
Thank you to all chasers see you on the next summit.