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Stams Mountain, OR | Aug 2022

Summit: 
W7O/CE-055

I approached this one from Highway 97 off of Walker Mountain Road (this route is long and rough, I think it was over 25 miles). It can also be reached from highway 31 via NF road 2415. Would recomend this route but if your in the area to do Walker Mountain W7O/CE-030 then you can get there. I parked here (43.3581,-121.4527) with the intent of walking the forest service roads that get close to the summit per the map. What I found was, roads were overgrown and not passable. We weaved through manzanita fields trying to stay in the open trees just heading up.

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Peak 4935 | August 2022

Summit: 
W7O/CM-135

I tried for this one after doing Cresent Mountain and was unsuccessful. Crescent Mountain | August 2022 | pnwsota.org

I left the main trail and bushwacked to the ridgeline. (44.48111,-122.08128)

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Crescent Mountain | August 2022

Summit: 
W7O/CM-058

Cresent Mountain can be approached via the north trail or the south trail.  I took the north trail. South trail is described here. Crescent Mountain - Hike Oregon

You can get to the trailhead for the south trail by taking Lava Lake mdw road off highway 22. (44.4859,-122.00008)

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Skookum Butte, Or | Aug 2021

Summit: 
W7O/CE-093

Off Highway 97 between Cresent and Chemult. follow directiions like your going to Walker LO  http://www.pnwsota.org/blog/k7atn/2014-september-02/walker-mountain-or-august-2014. You could drive almost to the summit if you have a small SUV like a Jeep. 4WD with clearance would be needed. I parked near the main road and rode my bike the 3.8 miles to the summit. GPS on my phone worked fine for navgation to the summit. I parked here: 43.2630 -121.70111.

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Grand Ronde Benchmark, OR | Aug 2021

Summit: 
W7O/NC-016

Grand Ronde Benchmark is on Weyerhaeuser property and requires a recreation permit for access which has a limited number avalible and has a cost (Black Rock is the permit area). You can find info here. https://recreation.weyerhaeuser.com/Permits. Access via Fire Hall Rd. in Grand Ronde.

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Saddle Mountain, Or | July 2021

Summit: 
W7O/CN-010

I approached from Duffy lake Trailhead. As I did Red Butte on the this trip. http://www.pnwsota.org/blog/kf7sey/2021-july-12/red-butte-or-july-2021. This area requires Cascade Wilderness Permit.

You could probally reach this one from Marion Lake via Marion Peak. There are some descriptions of others who have done it on summit post https://www.summitpost.org/saddle-mountain/742441 

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Sugarloaf Mountain, OR | April 2021

Summit: 
W7O/CC-004

Start by going through Falls City crossing the brige to Chamberlain road which will turn into Valsez road. Now this is a long trip on logging roads out and back. Over 40 miles round trip. Follow signs as if you were going to Valley of the Giants. https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Valley_of_the_Giants_Trailhead

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3190, OR | Jan 2021

Summit: 
W7O/CC-086

Take Mill Creek Rd off of Highway 22. Once you go through the gate travel roughly 8.5 miles till you reach Shumway. (Stay on Mill creek all the way to Shumway). Take that left at (44.9555 -123.5728416).

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2520, OR | May 2021

Summit: 
W7O/CC-089

Take Mill Creek Rd off of Highway 22. Once you go through the gate travel roughly 4.5 miles till you reach Wind Creek. Take that left at (44.968056 -123.503611). You can somewhat follow the path by watching my You tube video of the trip. It is a bit blurry but should help with navigation. https://youtu.be/88NWG_YNq7o.