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Easy SOTA summits DM24 and 23 suggestions


#1

When I leave Visalia I will probably hed back to DM42 via Bakersfield, Tehachapi, and Joshusa Tree. Any suggestions for either drive-up or easy hike summits in these two grids?

Tom NQ7R


#2

Ryan Mountain in Joshua is accessible.

Snaps and map here https://w6png.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/ryan-mountain-in-joshua-tree-np-npota-np32-and-sota-w6cd-016-jan-8-2016/

Inspiration (W6/SD-037) is relatively short but not a particularly easy trail at points to follow. Also in Joshua.

Paul


#3

Thanks Paul. We’ll see how it goes.
NQ7R


#4

Paul, I see you spotted for Ryan Mtn today (4-24). I did try yesterday to activate this but could not do the climb. Maybe asthma, not eating for 24 hours or just old age. I got up 1/8 th of the way and decided MTN rescue didn’t need to potentialy get involved. So far not hearing you here in Casa Grande, AZ. Thanks for all other activations.


#5

Can you explain why you tried climbing a mountain after not eating for 24 hours?
I find that very dangerous.
Nothing to do with age. Eating brings energy to our body and climbing a mountain usually requires big amounts of energy, not matter the age of the climber.
Good that you abandoned before it was too late.
73,

Guru


#6

Not a wise idea to attempt a hike and/or climb on an empty stomach. Very low energy is not the way to start and you were wise to abort the hike. These are the words of a man who did once forge onward, no major event however when at the Urgent Care the nurse did compliment me on how well I cleaned and dressed my wounds and though nothing broken did have a rather stiff knee and shoulder as a reminder for several days.


#7

Stupidity mostly and trying to beat the heat.