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Taylor Butte, OR | May 2018

Summit: 
W7O/CE-202

Here's an out of the way summit with nice views and quiet. The drive towards the summit on Highway 27 is along the Wild and Scenic Crooked River and is lovely in itself with nice camping opportunities. 

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Horse Mountain, OR | Private Property

Summit: 
W7O/CE-214

The access road for Horse Mountain, about 12 miles SW of Service Creek, Oregon along Highway 207 is posted "No Trespassing."

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Rancheria Rock, OR | Private Property

Summit: 
W7O/CE-194

Rancheria Rock is south of Fossil, Oregon about 9 miles. Rancheria Lookout Road heading up towards the summit is gated and locked and posted "No Trespassing." The summit appears to be a fomer lookout and likely has some RF comm sites.

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Peak 3930, OR | Private Property

Summit: 
W7O/CE-306

Peak 3930, about two miles north of Fossil, Oregon appears to be on private property behind a gate.

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Zero Butte, OR | May 2018

Summit: 
W7O/CE-236

Zero Butte is just west of Condon, Oregon and is an easy drive-up summit. Take Highway 206 4.5 miles west from Condon and turn (left) west onto Richmond Road. Continue 1.5 miles to an unmarked dirt road heading off to the left. This is about where the unexpected subdivision ends and where what looks like a former military installation begins. The dirt road was easily passible in a passenger car for the 0.9 miles to a fence and a gate where the high point is located. 

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Grizzly Mountain, OR | May 2018

Summit: 
W7O/CE-135

Grizzly Mountain is an easy drive-up summit about 9 miles west of Prineville. The views are great and the road passable in a passenger vehicle - perhaps slowly in the rocky places. 

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Wolf Point, OR | March 2018

Summit: 
W7O/NC-027

A one point summit that you might want to do along with close by Cedar Butte, Triangulation Point, Blue Ridge or Peak 2300.

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Mt. Solo, WA | Posted No Trespassing

Summit: 
W7W/LC-165

Mount Solo on the west side of Longview, Washington off Highway 432 is posted "No Trespassing." Solo View Drive that heads towards the summit is a private road and has a gate. 

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Blue Ridge, OR | February 2018

Summit: 
W7O/NC-037

Ten miles from Tillamook and off Highway 6 there is a near drive-up summit – Blue Ridge. The road is a bit rough in places but should be okay in a carefully driven passenger vehicle. Don’t confuse this Blue Ridge with W7O/SC-202 Blue Ridge near Coos Bay. The hike is short but steep 0.2 miles.

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Peak 2300, OR | February 2018

Summit: 
W7O/NC-099

A bit over 11 miles from Tillamook on Highway 6 you will find this easy drive-up summit – Peak 2300. The road was graveled smooth in early 2018 and would be drivable in a passenger vehicle, even if a little steep in a few places.