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McKee Peak, BC | Mar 2021

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Cheam Peak, BC | Sep 2020

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Grant Hill, BC | Feb 2021

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Burnaby Mountain, BC | May 2021

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Sumas Peak, BC | May 2021

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Peak 3217, WA | May 2021

Summit: 
W7W/LC-112

A short brushy hike will take you to this numbered summit near Ariel, Washington.
 
The gravel forest road route is Priusable all the way to the trailhead - although you'll be dodging a number of potholes. You'll circle all around the summit to come at it from the north. There is a brushy uphill bushwack included in the adventure. There is an alternative route through second growth marked with an X on the map below - that route isn't as pleasant.
 

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Ward Butte, OR | Private Property

Summit: 
W7O/CC-082

Ward Butte is private property. We secured permission from the landowners to activate Ward Butte via a personal connection. 

The poison ivy on the summit is spectacular - otherwise there's nothing to recommend this activation.

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Laurel Mountain, OR | Restricted Access

Summit: 
W7O/CC-003

On the summit of Laurel Mountain, Oregon is the Falls City FAA Radar Site - a Federal Aviation Administration facility in Polk County, Oregon. The site is used to identify and track aircraft and provide air to ground radio communications. It is restricted access.

http://www.fortwiki.com/Falls_City_FAA_Radar_Site

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Peak 2791, WA | January 2021

Summit: 
W7W/MC-072

Here's an opportunity to do an easy summit if you are out in the Gorge for wine tasting, other summits or a hike at Catherine Creek. The road walk is short at 0.75 miles one-way and about 200 feet of gain. The road is Priusable the whole way but note that there are a number of "no turn turns" cited by our phone GPS on the way from Highway 14 to the trailhead - the directions below are general.

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Gerakovuni, Greece | August 2015

Summit: 
SV/ST-023

Gerakovuni is the highest point of Mount Othrys. We started in Almyros, about 19 km north of the peak.We did not follow the paint marks but used the GPS to bring us more directly to the summit. I'm not sure that was the best idea. I believe we may have passed through these two waypoints on the way to the summit. 

39.06381, 22.70841     39.05323, 22.69743

 The upland terrain is rocky and open, allowing easy cross-country.