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Wildcat Mountain, OR | December 2019

Summit: 
W7O/NC-044

There are three Wildcat Mountains in Oregon, so be sure you want the North Coast version south of Highway 26. The road to the trailhead is short and easy in any passenger vehicle, there's a good spot to park, and summit is in the Tillamook Forest, although the shortest access crosses private timberland. The hike is about 1.5 miles one way, and 400 vertical feet gain. This description I consider the 'no bushwack' version.

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Sweet Spring Mountain, OR | No Access

Summit: 
W7O/WV-061

Sweet Spring Mountain and other summits on the north side of North Fork Road east of Lyons, Oregon are on private forest land and there is no access. Other summits that cannot be accessed in this area could include:

House Mountain  W7O/WV-068

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Henline Mountain, OR | No Access

Summit: 
W7O/WV-040

Henline Mountain and other summits on the north side of North Fork Road east of Lyons, Oregon are on private forest land and there is no access. Other summits that cannot be accessed in this area could include:

Sweet Spring Mountain  W7O/WV-061

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Peak 4432 , OR | No Access

Summit: 
W7O/WV-113

Peak 4432 and other summits on the north side of North Fork Road east of Lyons, Oregon are on private forest land and there is no access. Other summits that cannot be accessed in this area could include:

Sweet Spring Mountain  W7O/WV-061

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House Mountain, OR | No Access

Summit: 
W7O/WV-068

House Mountain and other summits on the north side of North Fork Road east of Lyons, Oregon are on private forest land and there is no access. Other summits that cannot be accessed in this area could include:

Sweet Spring Mountain  W7O/WV-061

Peak 4432  W7O/WV-113

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Cape Horn, OR | No Access

Summit: 
W7O/NC-049

There is no access to Cape Horn via NW Cape Horn Road - about a mile from the summit the public road becomes a gated driveway and you can get no closer. 

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Peak 2260, OR | November 2019

Summit: 
W7O/NC-102

This is a drive-up summit near Tillamook in the Coast Range. Don't confuse this Peak 2260 with the other that shares it's name but is W7O/NC-101. (They are only 8 miles apart.)

Take Mills Bridge Road south from Highway 6 about 3.2 miles. You'll stay on the main track as you ascend this steep rocky road. You should be able to drive in a passenger car as long as it can handle a steep, rough grade.

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Boiler Ridge, OR | Permit Required for Access

Summit: 
W7O/NC-053

The gate with access to Boiler Ridge from near Camp 18 on Highway 26 (mp 18) is now posted "Permit Required" for all access. These permits may be expensive and challenging to obtain.

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Eagle Cap, OR | September 2019

Summit: 
W7O/NE-008

Eagle Cap is a gem of the Eagle Cap Wilderness of the Wallowa Mountains of Northeast Oregon. We approached from Lostine, Oregon for a total hike of about 20 miles (32km) round trip and 4,000 feet of gain (1220m). The trail is rocky in places and often steep. We enjoyed an overnight stay in the Lakes Basin with a side trip to Eagle Cap. Only some of the 19 ten-point summits in the Wallowas have an established trail - this peak is very approachable, despite the long hike required.

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Mount Maguire, BC | July 2019

Summit: 
VE7/CL-022

Here is Eric's (VA7NX) activation story about Mount Maguire. It was a difficult session but ended with a pleasant surprise.

https://www.scenicart.ca/content/mount-maguire?fbclid=IwAR3KapHJl56CUctiFqk0L__vKHiFaLCBeQTQNeVCDyqejNDPh5NArswm7Es