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China Hat, OR 7 June 2015

Summit: 
W7O/CE-053

Having made my QSOs at Pine, scrambled down the summit, and headed back over the observatory and down the south access road - 4x4 only and not for the faint of heart.  Once on the valley floor, took NS-2310 south toward East Butte and China Hat, swinging back to pick up NS-1849 and circle up toward the summit.   The easiest route to China Hat is to take China Hat Rd NS-18 from south of Bend, but I was on the wrong side of the basin for that. Parked the truck and hoofed it the last mile as the manzanita was encroaching on the double track pretty tightly.

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Pine Mountain, OR 7 June 2015

Summit: 
W7O/CE-058

Inspired, I guess, by yesterday's peformance by American Pharoah, I had intended to attempt a trifecta of 6 point peaks this day - Pine Mountain W7O/CE-058, China Hat W7O/CE-053, and Paulina Peak W7O/CE-009.

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Fox Butte Fire Lookout - First Activation 1Jun14

Summit: 
W7O/CE-091

Fox Butte is the site of a now defunct fire lookout tower that is listed in the National Historical Lookout registry. The road to the top is gated, leaving you with a hike of roughly 3/4 mile to the summit. That's if you're comfortable backing down an inclined double track about 1/4 mile - there is no, repeat no, turnaround.

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Horse Ridge First Light

Summit: 
W7O/CE-176

Re Horse Ridge Initial Activation 23 Feb 2014.

Ray KG7AV, Max KF7MAX