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Pike Mountain, ID | December 2022

Summit: 
W7I/CI-086

By Scott-KI7EMX
W7I/CI-086 Pike Mountain (6 pts): Though a ways from I-84 (46.3 miles to be exact), this is a wonderful drive up a  forested canyon (Rock Creek Road/FS-515). The last 1.6 miles is on a well graded gravel road to a parking lot summit with an overlook and benches for activating.

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Peak 8762, ID | March 2022

Summit: 
W7I/CI-060

By Scott-KI7EMX

W7I/CI-060 Peak 8762 (6 pts): This a sister peak of Mount Harrison. It is a bit lower in elevation and requires a one-mile hike (550 feet gain). The hike begins at the end of the Twin Lakes Campground, which you pass on the way to Mount Harrison.

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North Deadline Ridge, ID | February 2022

Summit: 
W7I/CI-094

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Kimama Butte, ID | February 2022

Summit: 
W7I/CI-139

By Scott-KI7EMX
W7I/CI-139 Kimama Butte (2 pts): Exit I-84 at Exit 201 for Kasota Road/Paul. Turn onto ID-25. Drive 2.9 miles and turn left onto S 1150 W. Follow this road for 10.0 miles. Turn left onto 900 N. In 0.7 miles, keep right toward Kimama Lookout Road. Park here and follow the road to the summit.

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Cotterel Mountains HP, ID | March 2022

Summit: 
W7I/CI-109

By Scott-KI7EMX
W7I/CI-109 Cotterel Mountains HP (4 pts): On the way to Mount Harrison, you access this peak from ID-77, 7.4 miles south of Albion. Turn east onto a maintained gravel road just south of Connor Summit. Follow this steep road to the summit and its RF facilities in 4.0 miles.

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East Hills, ID | March 2022

Summit: 
W7I/CI-135

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Grayback Mtn, WA | No Longer Accessible

Summit: 
W7W/MC-062

Despite many past descriptions on the Internet of access to the summit of Grayback Mountain on foot or by bike, as of Spring 2021 private property rights are being enforced and the route is posted "No Trespassing" in multiple places.

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Wildcat Mountain, OR | Oct 2021

Summit: 
W7O/WV-046

This Wildcat Mountain is the one south of Mt. Hood and is just an hour east of Portland, reachable on a paved road. The 2 mile (OW) trail is pleasant with a bit over 1000 feet of gain. In a few places along the trail there is some nice scenery but the summit itself is surrounded by trees and thus has no views.  

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Fryingpan Mountain, WA | Sep 2021

Summit: 
W7W/PL-026

Here's a wilderness peak where backpacking is a good choice - it's a long seven miles one-way and about 2700 feet of gain - it would be a lot to do in one day. It would even be possible to camp on the summit - but be ready to carry your water.

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Royce Mountain, OR | July 2021

Summit: 
W7O/CM-046

This is a near drive-up in a carefully driven Prius, or perhaps a full-on drive-up in a vehicle with some ground clearance.