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Tulalip Hill, WA | Feb 2019

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Voice Cellular Coverage: 
Good, very usable
Data Cellular Coverage: 
Decent, workable
Cellular Provider: 
APRS Coverage: 
Don't know

Tulalip Hill is an easy 1-point drive-up summit located in Snohomish County, WA.  While the summit is located on private property, there is a public boat launch on the northeast corner of the lake which is within the activation zone.  Thanks to Jason KV7DX (previously KE7UIU) for providing this information to myself and other activators!

There is no permit, or fee required.

Link to Snohomish County website with information regarding Lake Loma:

Link to Washington Dept of Fish & Wildlife:

Directions:  From I-5, take exit 202 (116th St), and turn left at the light heading West.  Turn right on 34th Ave NE, which is the first available right turn.  At the traffic circle, take the first exit to stay on 34th Ave NE. Stay on 34th Ave NE for a total of 1.4 miles, and then turn left onto 136th St NE.  The road will turn slighly left, and change into 140th St NE.  Stay on 140th St NE for 3.0 miles, and turn right onto 16th Ave NW/Lake Drive.  In 0.5 miles, take a right onto 150th Pl NE/Lake Drive.  In 0.6 miles the public lake access point will be on your left.  

As of November 2019, all Tulalip Hill contacts have either been on 2M or 70cm.  Due to the snow in early 2019, I stayed near the entrance and using an Elk antenna held up by a cheap light stand.  My youngest son Nathan was 7 at the time, and we enjoyed spending time together for a SOTA activation.  

Public Loma Lake boat access is just northeast of SOTA summit
Entrance to boat launch during snowy Feb 2019... son is next to Elk antenna