AE7LD's blog

AE7LD's picture

Saddle Mountain

Summit: 
W7O/NC-002

This is a well-used, highly-trafficed trail.  There is plenty of parking, but you may want to get to the trailhead early as the parking lot does fill up.  There are restroom facilities at the trailhead, but they may be seasonally open.  The summit has a hand rail that can be used for antenna guy lines.

 

AE7LD's picture

Zero Butte

Summit: 
W7O/CE-236

This 2-point summit is located about 0.9 of a mile SSE from the old Air Force Radar Station near Condon, OR. There is a dirt road leading south from Richmond Road to Zero Butte. The altitude difference between Richmond Road and Zero Butte is about 8' (per Google Earth). There is a dip in the road about 0.2 mile from Zero Butte that is about 12' below Zero Butte. Consequently, the SOTA Final Ascent 100 vertical feet consideration is a little tough to rigorously meet -- some hiking around might compensate a bit.