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2399, Or | March 2022

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Voice Cellular Coverage: 
No service at all
Data Cellular Coverage: 
No service at all
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APRS Coverage: 
Some stations received, but no digi echos

Confirming Bill WJ7WJ's report a couple years ago, this peak contunues to be a drive-up. Like Bill, I managed to activate it by hiking up the OHV trail to the southwest of the peak, but confirmed the drive-up path exists and is workable in all but the most fragile passenger car. If your transport has gone to South Saddle, it can do this one too.

Routes are available from either the north side near Lee's Camp Store / Jones Campground (45.58933, -123.53581 - marked in the attached map in red) or the west side at the entrance to the Jordan Creek OHV Staging area if you happen to be closer to Tillamook (45.54612, -123.60431 - marked in purple). In general, keep in mind that this area is very active for OHV use; I shared the road with multiple ATVs and motorbikes as I drove up, and had a relatively constant stream of vehicles passing by while activating on a dry spring day. The summit proper is clearcut so there was plenty of room to setup an antenna.

APRS spotting packets went out, but I didn't receive any ACKs on the radio while activating. There may be an RX-only iGate operating in the area. I only discovered this after the activation.