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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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IDAHO-OCT 2020/ PEAK 6620

Summit: 
W7I/SI-188

Summit 6620 is located in N Bannock County.  Travel North down Hiline road from Pocatello Id to 2 1/2 mile rd in Tyhee Idaho.  Proceed up 2 1/2 mile road pass the Oregon Trail Gun Club.  You will go literally through a landowners property with his house and outbuildings, drive slow and be respectful. Proceed down the Rd until you see a paneled gate..on the gate it states "OPEN AUGUST 31st TO NOV 16 ".  The admission onto this property is allowed through what is called "Access Yes" by our Fish and Game Dept.

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Burnt Mountain - Montana 24May2020

Summit: 
W7M/GA-145

One-day, three summits.  A good US Forest Service road system gets one close enough to activate three summits easily in one day, rare in Western Montana.  Burnt Mountain is an open grass/scattered-tree summit.  The other two nearby summits are Golden Mountain (W7M/GA-141) and Babcock Mountain (W7M/GA-146).  Both accessible v

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East Tonga Ridge, WA | Oct. 2020

Summit: 
W7W/KG-040

East Tonga Ridge is best paired with nearby Mt. Sawyer (KG-052). It is quite a bushwhack to get to the summit of East Tonga, but worth it!

The drive in from HWY 2 is very straightforward. I recommend you read WW7D's report for a good description:

 

http://www.pnwsota.org/node/610

 

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Idaho-July 2020 / Rock Knoll

Summit: 
W7I/SI-136

This summit is located South of Pocatello Idaho. Take Bannock Hwy through Pocatello to Gibson Jack Rd which will take you to the Gibson Jack TH (see W7I-SI-153 Writeup below).

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Golden Mountain - Montana 24May2020

Summit: 
W7M/GA-141

One-day triple-summits activation.  A good US Forest Service road system gets one close enough to activate three summits easily in one day, a bit rare in Western Montana.  The other two summits, Burnt Mountain (W7M/GA-145) and Babcock Mountain (W7M/GA-146) are accessible via short hikes from the same US Forest Service road system. 

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Idaho Oct 2020 / Summit 7081

Summit: 
W7I/SI-153

This summit is located South of Pocatello Idaho. Take Bannock Highway through town and turn at Gibson Jack Rd. The Trailhead is approx 3 miles on paved road. Once at the Gibson Jack TH take either trail 7015 which is a steep, exposed motorized trail...I would only take a dirt bike or 4 wheeler due to the condition of the trail or you can take single track non-motorized trail number 7014 which is longer but less exposed. I generally choose to hike the motorized trail due to time constraints.

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Indian Mountain , Idaho/ April 2020

Summit: 
W7I/SI-131

  Indian Mtn is South of Pocatello Idaho.  Travel to  Mink Creek Recreation Area Rd and take a left on the East Fork of Mink Rd. Travel a mile up the road to Lead Draw trailhead.  You can either hike east or take a four wheeler/UTV and drive up to the ruins of a old ski resort. Only thing left is a rock fireplace.  There will be a single track trail N.E. above the ruins which will lead you to the summit of Indian Mountain.  It is approx. 3 miles from the ruins to the summit.  It is all exposed.

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Idaho- August 4, 2020 / Summit 8037

Summit: 
W7I/SI-224

I have been doing SOTA now since Dec. 2018..with the Winter months on the way I thought that I would submit summit info here in SE Idaho.  I am about the only station here that actively participates in SOTA so I thought I would pass these along..let me know if you are ever in the area and want to do some summits..or shoot me a email if you have any questions.....73's Bill-N0DNF.....