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.
I found that the turnoff at Lizard Creek off ow HWY 20 was not marked by any sign. However, it is
about 0.75 east of MP57 and exactly 33.0 miles from the Millican Store if you are coming from Bend.
I finally got an activation completed today (Dec 1, 2016). I chose a relatively easy summit that is within 20 minutes of my home, Peak 1094. This peak is in the "back yard" of some rural/suburban houses and is apparently owned by a timber company. I asked for permission to hike from a neighbor. He felt that it was ok as long as I wasn't hunting. Asking first keeps it above board.
Green Peak is a 2717’ summit that is west of Bellfountain, OR. It looked inviting on the topo maps, so I traced out a route and headed out (coming from my failed activation of 3060 that same morning).
Roger, ND7PA, reports that he reached this summit from a parking area along Mary’s Peak Rd.
Even leaving Bigfoot aside...
...Southern Oregon has a lot to offer. If you'd like to try SOTA from exotic Oregon, there's probably no easier place to do it than Palmer Butte, W7O/SC-185. It's off US-101 south of Brookings, the first major town north of the California border.
Take US-101 to around Milepost 357, south of Brookings, OR. Turn East at this Signal:
The name Multorpor comes from Multnomah County + Oregon + Portland.
Turn south off of Hwy 126 at Austa, toward Whittaker Creek. Come down the hill about 100 yards and turn left onto Austa/Siuslaw Rd. Follow that road for about 1.5 miles to a right turn toward the Whittaker Ck Recreation area. Go 1.5 miles to an intersection with a road that veers off to the left as it heads uphill.
This unnamed peak is located west of Territorial Highway and south of Crow, OR. This one-point summit is located in the middle of a young and dense forest. Views are not expansive.
This summit is not very noteworthy. It's best feaure is being only a few miles from Cummins Peak, allowing an easy two summit activation. You are on a road right of way that is surrounded by forest. No views, but lots of trees to support antennas.