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Red Cone, OR | June 2017

Summit: 
W7O/CS-022

Here's another summit in Crater Lake National Park that accessed with a cross-country hike. The easiest ridge for ascent is near the angle of repose with loose red pumice-like scree on the upper slopes, giving Red Cone its name. Although only about 2.5 miles round trip, half of the 600 feet of gain is in the last quarter mile.

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Walker Mountain, OR | December 2019

Summit: 
W7O/SC-094

Walker Mountain is a Southern Oregon summit that could be a drive-up for those with a fully capable 4x4. However, the roughest part is also the start of a decent hike and getting to that rough spot is easy with a vehicle with decent clearance. Note that there is another Walker Mountain in Oregon - this is the one near Grants Pass.

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Fielder Mountain, OR | December 2019

Summit: 
W7O/SC-099

Fielder Mountain is an easy 'road' summit in Southern Oregon. With several large RF sites at the top, the road is passable in a passenger car all the way to the summit - however a gate may put you on foot for the last portion. 

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Nugget Butte, OR | Posted No Trespassing

Summit: 
W7O/SC-158

You can find Nugget Butte just north of Gold Hill Oregon. Use Exit 40 from I-5, head to US 99, Then up Gustaf Street to the gate. There has been local knowledge that arranged access in the past, but without permission, do not activate.

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Rocky Benchmark, OR | Posted No Trespassing

Summit: 
W7O/SC-184

Just south of Pistol River, Oregon take the Carpenterville Road about 8 miles south. This summit is posted "No Trespassing" except for members of the Southern Curry Dirt Riders Association.

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Peak 740, OR (Lost Dog Hill) | December 2019

Summit: 
W7O/SC-382

Here's one of the closest "near" drive-up summits there can be - a few steps away from the car into the woods brings you into the Activation Zone. This is a very much out of the way summit, along Highway 101 on the Oregon Coast, about 14 miles north of Bandon. Note that there are other Peak 740 in Oregon - make sure this one is your intended peak.

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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