Welcome to the Pacific Northwest!

The pnwSOTA website was created to facilitate communication between SOTA operators in the Pacific Northwest region, as well as show off some of the activities of the top-notch folks we have in the area. On this site you will find information about getting started in SOTA as well as details about summits and activations contributed by people that are operating here.

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McDonald Peak, Oregon

Summit: 
W7O/CS-030

Poor McDonald, like Rodney Dangerfield, it gets no respect. And honestly, that’s not fair. Sitting in line with the heralded Mt. Ashland (W7O/CS-019), McDonald is easy to access, has a great operating position, and spectacular views of the Siskiyous in all directions. If you are activating Mt. Ashland, you absolutely must make it a double if the roads are open and clear.

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Tillamook Peak 2399 Oregon

Summit: 
W7O/NC-091

If you’re feeling like activating a peak that is obfuscated by a maze of logging road both old and brand new, has no view, lots of poison oak, and is surrounded by a ring of taller mountains that hamper VHF and cell communications, have we got a deal for you. This is the perfect summit for that obsessive peak bagger that’s trying to up their unique percentage.

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Blowout Benchmark, OR | June 2018

Summit: 
W7O/WV-069

Blowout Benchmark is a short hike and cross-country summit near Detroit, Oregon. There are no views but you get to enjoy the quiet of a second-growth forest.

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Peak 3700, OR | June 2018

Summit: 
W7O/WV-124

Peak 3700 is a bit of an adventure, but certainly do-able summit near Detroit, Oregon. You'll follow a long-abandoned logging road and head cross-country for the final ascent into the Activation Zone. There are no views and the final ascent is very rough, but you get to enjoy the quiet of a second-growth forest.

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Taylor Butte, OR | May 2018

Summit: 
W7O/CE-202

Here's an out of the way summit south of Prineville, Oregon with nice views and plenty of quiet. The drive towards the summit on Highway 27 is along the Wild and Scenic Crooked River and is lovely in itself with nice camping opportunities. 

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Horse Mountain, OR | Private Property

Summit: 
W7O/CE-214

The access road for Horse Mountain, about 12 miles SW of Service Creek, Oregon along Highway 207 is posted "No Trespassing."

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Rancheria Rock, OR | Private Property

Summit: 
W7O/CE-194

Rancheria Rock is south of Fossil, Oregon about 9 miles. Rancheria Lookout Road heading up towards the summit is gated and locked and posted "No Trespassing." The summit appears to be a fomer lookout and likely has some RF comm sites.

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Peak 3930, OR | Private Property

Summit: 
W7O/CE-306

Peak 3930, about two miles north of Fossil, Oregon appears to be on private property behind a gate.

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Zero Butte, OR | May 2018

Summit: 
W7O/CE-236

Zero Butte is just west of Condon, Oregon and is an easy drive-up summit. Take Highway 206 4.5 miles west from Condon and turn (left) west onto Richmond Road. Continue 1.5 miles to an unmarked dirt road heading off to the left. This is about where the unexpected subdivision ends and where what looks like a former military installation begins. The dirt road was easily passible in a passenger car for the 0.9 miles to a fence and a gate where the high point is located.