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Red Top Mountain VHF Activation

Summit: 
W7W/CW-061

On Saturday 25 June we were once again heading back from Eastern Washington. It had been almost 2 years to the day since I had been on Red Top lookout. The days are long so we had plenty of time to head up. It was an amazing hike and amazing views.

The directions at WTA are perfect for getting to the Trailhead: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/red-top-lookout. The WTA site says round trip 1.5 miles. My GPS said it was right at 1 mile and 345 ft of elevation hike.

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Sheep Mountain (W7M/LM-074) SOTA

Summit: 
W7M/LM-074

A great trip to the summit of Sheep Mountain. Trail is almost snow free with some patches towards the top. There is 30-40 blowdowns that will slow you down if you are riding a bike.

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Kelly Butte SOTA Activation

Summit: 
W7W/KG-060

Doug (KY7S) and I activated this summit as part of NA SOTA weekend. We had a blast up there and enjoyed the great day in western WA. Important to have a plan for spotting up there. Cell phone was not that great...APRS worked Awesome. A lot of 2m S2S activity. More then expected. Cant wait to get on the next one.

Full Blog Link:

http://kf7pxt.blogspot.com/2015/09/kelly-butte-w7wkg-060-sota.html

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Mount Catherine SOTA Activation

Summit: 
W7W/CW-066

I was negligent in posting my Mount Catherine activation here but wanted to get it up for all to enjoy and use. We had a great early start on our way across Washington state on the 24th of August and had a great hike up this summit. This is a highly recommended SOTA for anyone heading through the Snoqualmie Pass area. 

Here is a link to the full blog with more pics and information: 

KF7PXT MOUNT CATHERINE BLOG

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A quick Activation of an unactivated nearby peak

Summit: 
W7W/SO-103

I was off work today and all the kids were at school. I had a doctor's appointment at 0915 and did not have anything else planned for the remainder of the day. I decided that I would head down and recon this unnamed summit in the South side of Capital Forest. Capital Forest has a handful of one and two pointers and this is the last one that I had not activated. Capital Forest is a State Forest that has opportunities for everyone; horseback riders, off road ATVers, hikers, bikers etc.

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W7W/SO-081 Evening Activation

Summit: 
W7W/SO-081

A fun evening activation. Here is the blog to the activation: http://kf7pxt.blogspot.com/2014/12/w7wso-081-sota-activation-and-other.html

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Copper Mountain Attempt

Summit: 
W7W/SO-009

I made an attempt at this summit on 13 December 2014. I was hoping to get a few bonus points along with an activation of an unactivated summit. Steep Climb and a short day prevented me from making it all the way to the summit.

See my blog here for the whole writeup:

http://kf7pxt.blogspot.com/2014/12/copper-mountain-w7wso-009-attempted.html