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Mount Misery, WA | May 2024

Summit: 
W7W/WE-003

May 23, 2024

We stayed at the Wenatchee Guard Station and drove along FS-44 to 3C Spring, where we were stopped by a snowdrift and walked the 3-miles from there to Kelly Camp - then up to the summit.  There was still lots of snow cover along the road - it looked like it would be another 2-weeks or so before the road was open to Kelly Camp.  The foot trail to the summit was still heavily drifted, so we went up the nearby slope that had a southern exposure.  It was a great hike.

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Puffer Butte, WA | May 2024

Summit: 
W7W/WE-051

1.3 mi, +513 feet

This is a super pleasant hike on nice trails.  It would also be a great winter activation with skis or snowshoes.  There is a very nice enclosed warming hut near the top (within the activation zone) with a wood stove and a picnic table.

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Peak 7215, MT | August 2014

Summit: 
W7M/CL-105

Although this isn't a very spectacular summit, it is located on the Continental Divide and can be either a drive-up in the summer, or a ski-up in the winter.  There are also possibilities to snowshoe up in the winter.  Each of these options is summarized below.  During our activation we hiked up the "Northern Approach".  The activation zone for this summit is very large.

Northern Approach Directions (From Priest Pas)

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Granite Butte, MT | December 2021

Summit: 
W7M/CL-085

4.4 Miles, +1,233 feet, -30 feet 

Winter Access Directions to TH:

From I-15 north of Helena – Exit at Lincoln Road (Exit-200) – Head West on Hwy-279 for 22.3 miles

Turn Left (west) towards Stemple Pass – drive 8.3 miles to the Pass (Pass is plowed in winter)

Park in the parking area on the left (west) side of the road at the pass.

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Peak 8008, MT | October, 2023

Summit: 
W7M/GA-083

4.9 miles, +2,632 ft, -124 ft; Nice Hike

 

Driving Directions from Ovando, MT

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Whetstone Ridge, MT | October, 2023

Summit: 
W7M/SF-184

1.7 miles, +884 ft, -47 ft;  On ATV Trail

Driving Directions from Checkerboard, MT

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Elk Peak, MT | October, 2023

Summit: 
W7M/SF-139

4.3 miles, +1,135 ft, -297 ft; Mostly on ATV Trail

Driving Directions from Lennep, MT

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Yogo Peak, MT | September, 2023

Summit: 
W7M/NF-002

Drive Up – True Summit is 459 Feet from Vehicle, +23 ft

Driving Directions

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Big Baldy, MT | September, 2023

Summit: 
W7M/NF-001

1.3 miles, +1,083 ft

Driving Directions

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Highwood Baldy, MT | July 2023

Summit: 
W7M/NF-023

2.73 miles, +1,895 feet

Instructions to Trailhead (Note that there are few, if any, road signs along this access route):