|The struggle to get atop Whiteledge|
The plan was to land at the beach in Santa Barbara. But after struggling mightily to get above Whiteledge the thought turned to any ole beach. Got to the west end of what is known as the Powerline ridge in good shape, but after my experience in Ojai the thought was that continuing on would be a struggle, especially when I couldn't see anyone ahead of me, and with radio issues I couldn't hear either. Opted to fly out. I headed for the beach at Santa Claus lane but it was too crowded to land so I turned tail for an open field.