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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Ward Butte, OR | Private Property

Summit: 
W7O/CC-082

Ward Butte is private property. We secured permission from the landowners to activate Ward Butte via a personal connection. 

The poison ivy on the summit is spectacular - otherwise there's nothing to recommend this activation.

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Activating Mt Hood via South Side Route | March 31st, 2021

Summit: 
W7O/CN-001

NOTE: Conditions on Mt. Hood can change weekly, even daily. Consult up-to-date weather, avalanche, and beta reports. 

On March 31st, 2021 I took advantage of a weather window and reasonable avalanche forecast to activate Mt. Hood (W7O/CN-001) via the standard South Side route.

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Evergreen Mountain, WA | April, 2021 - Still snowed in

Summit: 
W7W/SN-089

I made an attempt for Evergreen mountain today and the road is still pretty snowed in at least 15 miles from the TH. It gets pretty rough for all but very high clerance vehicles about 20 miles from the TH as well. I wasn't willing to hike 30+ miles today so I turned around.

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St Helens, WA l March 26 2021

Summit: 
W7W/LC-001

From Marble Mountain SnoPark, head up, then left to the current true summit.  Ski down.

H Henry's 6min video starts 7min in.

YouTu.be/Vga0kwoZVUo

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Laurel Mountain, OR | Restricted Access

Summit: 
W7O/CC-003

On the summit of Laurel Mountain, Oregon is the Falls City FAA Radar Site - a Federal Aviation Administration facility in Polk County, Oregon. The site is used to identify and track aircraft and provide air to ground radio communications. It is restricted access.

http://www.fortwiki.com/Falls_City_FAA_Radar_Site

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Green Mountain, ID | September, 2020

Summit: 
W7I/IC-172

Drive-Up on a spur road from the Magruder Corridor

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Peak 7699, ID | September, 2020

Summit: 
W7I/IC-124

7.0 miles, +2,600 ft; -1,800 From Elk Mountain TH

I activated the way out from the Wylies Peak area on the final day of a 15-day backpacking trip; but the route description is the more direct route across Goat Creek.

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Moose Ridge, ID| September, 2020

Summit: 
W7I/IC-188

16.2 miles, +4,300 ft; -4,200 From Elk Mountain TH

1.2 miles, +300, - 200 ft ft from Trail 562 Junction

I activated this on the 14th day of a 15-day backpacking from the Elk Mountain Trailhead, via Mink Ridge & Marten Creek with a side-trip up Marten Creek to Marten Hot springs; but the route description is the more direct route across Goat Creek and along the Square Rock & Moose Ridge.

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Shearer Peak, ID | September, 2020

Summit: 
W7I/IC-252

18.5-miles, +4,700 ft; -5,300 From Elk Mountain TH

3.5 miles, +800, - 1,500 ft ft from Trail 562 Junction

I activated this on the 13th day of a 15-day backpacking from the Elk Mountain Trailhead, via Mink Ridge & Marten Creek with a side-trip up Marten Creek to Marten Hot springs; but the route description is the more direct route across Goat Creek and along the Square Rock & Moose Ridge.