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Hancock Hill, OR | Posted

Summit: 
W7O/CC-080

Hancock Hill is a summit off of Highway 38 near Elkton, Oregon. There is a gate and a No Trespassing sign right off the highway. 

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Bennett Butte, OR | No Access from Langlois, OR

Summit: 
W7O/SC-178

Maps show that Bennett Butte could be accessed from Langlois Mountain Road and Bennett Butte Road from the west. However, just before the turn for Bennett Butte, county road maintenance ends and there is a gate with very unfriendly Private Property and No Trespassing signs. 

It could be that this summit might be accessed from the east starting at Myrtle Point. There may also be a closed gate some distance before the summit where there is a radio site.

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Peak 1461, OR | Private?

Summit: 
W7O/SC-361

This summit is a short distance off Langlois Mountain Road (Langlois, Oregon).

However, it is behind a house with a loose, barking dog and one would need to walk up the driveway and pass only a few feet from the house to access the summit. This is likely private property. 

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Mount Wilson, OR | Posted

Summit: 
W7O/CN-016

 Mount Wilson, is on the Warm Springs Reservation and is posted and should be considered private. https://warmsprings-nsn.gov/bchapter/trespass/

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Veda Butte, OR | July 2017

Summit: 
W7O/CN-038

This is a short one mile hike 400 feet of gain that you reach by driving about five miles on a poor road. There's some bushwacking required to make the Activation Zone. 

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Peak 3410, OR | August 2018

Summit: 
W7O/NC-067

Peak 3410 is about 10 miles back into the Tillamook State Forest. Although once you get there it is really a near drive-up, the drive on those roads might feel like you've been hiking five miles by the time you get there. You'll want a high clearance vehicle, a good map, and GPS to reach this summit off Highway 6.  

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Bull of the Woods, OR | Sep 2018

Summit: 
W7O/WV-009

Here is a lovely hike in the south reaches of the Clackamas watershed. The hike is about 6.5 miles round trip and 1000 feet of gain. Although about two hours from Portland, it's also a nice drive to the trailhead with good signage along the way. Only the last half mile or so would be challenging in a passenger car. 

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Peak 2814, (Best Regards) OR | August 2018

Summit: 
W7O/NC-073

An easy one pointer in the Coast Range with a very short hike - using a GPS may help you find it in the maze of roads that is the Tillamook State Forest.

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Rogers Peak, OR | August 2018

Summit: 
W7O/NC-001

Rogers Peak is the highest point in Tillamook County and the highest also in W7O/NC.

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Blowout Benchmark, OR | June 2018

Summit: 
W7O/WV-069

Blowout Benchmark is a short hike and cross-country summit near Detroit, Oregon. There are no views but you get to enjoy the quiet of a second-growth forest.