The July 22nd 2017
All Night Transmitter Hunt
Hiders: Don KF6GQ and Lyn
KA6TAS, Steve KD6LAJ and Debra KG6LOR
Well we where hoping for more hunters, but unfortunately I
think this is a happening of the past. We did get three
teams, which meant there was a possibility that you (as a
hunter) won't be stuck having to hide the hunt.
The start point was at the top of Cajon pass at the old
Summit Inn location. Not having cell contact when
10:00am happened we had to hope one of the transmitters
could be heard. All higher powered transmitters could be
heard from the locations of the others.
Look at map photos to see the locations of each. T11, the
main T, was located on 2N49, which seems to have
deteriorated from what it was several years ago. However,
from Cedar Pines Park in which most of the rest of the T
where located was accessible on a forest dirt road of about
1 mile to paved roads. The location of T11 was moved from
it's primary location because of high dry grass, and it's
possible fire danger.
The rest of the T's where located in and around the Cedar
Pines Park area (see maps).
One T2 LAJ was located N.E. Of Lake Gregory just off a
gravel road. T9, the food location, was located at Lake
Gregory itself. The other three T's where located at the top
of a high plateau just north of Cedar Pines Park. T7
was at the top and T13 was on a dead end road about 0.2mi
crow distance from T7. T12 was on 2N03 as it reenters the
San Bernardino National fores about 0.75 miles in.
T-2 LAJ 34.2589, -117.2700
T-9 food 34.2406, -117.2749
T-11 34.2565, -117.3639
T-12 34.2647, -117.3200
T-13 34.2571, -117.3219
T9 was at a friends cabin which is located in
Crestline at Lake Gregory.
Well as we all know the plans for the hunters doesn't always
go the way the hunt was designed. First I though the hunters
would go further along 138 before starting up into the many
dirt roads into the forest. The easiest would have been
going up to Crestline and going to the T's from there.
However it seems that all went up 2N49 (which I have no idea
where it starts on the north side of the mountains, on the
south it starts on Palm av, in San Bernardino an goes up a
nasty dirt road to Monument Peak. Sadly N6AIN & Ray went
by Monument Peak and went down the nasty road! Deryl! At M
peak, turn left!!! towards the signals. Jippy & Glenn
got stuck just as they were approaching T11. Glenn hiked up
to T11 to sign in. Then went back to 138 at Silverwood Lake,
then up 138 to Crestline. Doug was more fortunate except for
his broken antenna, he took the left at M Peak and came
across T7 and T13. He missed identified T12 as being T13, so
until later he was confused! In talking with the hunters and
offering a bit of help (we all need all the help we can get
these days) . It was interesting that all three hunters saw
each other at Gregory Lake, but only Jippy & Glenn and
Doug found T9 the food T that was at Lake Gregory. Now Lake
Gregory is only 2.5 miles around so this should not be a
major problem. Only Jippy's team and Doug found T2 which was
on Dart Canyon Rd. Deryl and Ray got lost and decided to
throw up their hands and quit! Well thanks for coming out on
hunt, sorry you missed the fine food and companionship
of T-hunters & stories. I waited till the sun was about
to set and went to retrieve the T on top of the plateau, T7,
T13, and T12. T7 & T13 had been signed in, but
Doug was having trouble separating T12 & T13. I helped
him out by telling him how to get to road that went by 2N03
which T 12 was on! I had to drive to T 12 and put it in car
and drive to the main cross road where Doug finally found it
and admitted that T 12 was really T 12!
I know that getting motivated to get up and T hunt is
getting harder, some of us now have medical problems that is
making this harder as we age. So I thank all who did come
out and hunt, I know this was difficult to do. So thanks
from the T-hide group, KG6LOR, KA6TAS, KD6LAJ, KF6GQ, Ema,
and Elias Leon (who's cabin was used as food and sitting
accommodations) to the teams that came out.
Looks like DETERMINED Doug WA6RJN is the winner.