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Peak 4816 Update

Summit: 
W7O/CN-089

This is an update to K7ATN's blog entry.  The road was easily passable all the way to the "summit"/rock outcropping.  I drove a Kia Sportage with no issues, no gates, no tight spots.  It appears as if someone in the last year has come through and cut some of the trees close to the road.  Don't get me wrong, but the dirt road is NOT wide open, but easily passable without touching the trees on either side.

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Mount Hebo, Oregon

Summit: 
W7O/NC-006

This blog entry is for those wanting to hike to the Mount Hebo summit in lieu of driving.  Drive up Mount Hebo Road from Hwy 22 approximately 4.5 miles to the Hebo Lake Campground.  There is a day use parking area at the campground with a $5 day use fee.  The Pioneer Indian Trail begins from the parking area and heads south into the forest.  The trail is well defined and meanders for 4 1/2 miles through the forest with occassional meadows to just below the Mount Hebo summit.  Don't be fooled by the

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Bishop Mountain Idaho

Summit: 
W7I/ER-079

Bishop Mountain is an extinct volcanic vent on the rim of the Island Park Caldera. At the summit there is a fire lookout that is one of the few remaining towers in the Targhee National Forest. The 72-ft tower was constructed in 1937. Now on standby status, the tower saw extensive service during the Yellowstone Fires of 1988. The summit also has a couple of picnic tables, a cabin that is available for rent through the Forest Service and a fire pit.

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Pike Mountain Idaho

Summit: 
W7I/CI-086

The summit is a developed overlook with a large parking lot for turning around. Great views in all directions, from Pomerelle to Sun Valley, and beyond.

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Peak 3220 Closed

Summit: 
W7O/NC-068

The road to Peak 3220 is closed by a Simpson gate about 1/10 mile from Hwy 26.  Though foot taffic is typically allowed on Stimson property, you would have to hike over 8 miles along the gravel road to summit the peak.

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Trask Mountain

Summit: 
W7O/NC-003

I had mapped out three different routes to the summit “trailhead” and opted to drive up from the south off Nestucca River Road.  Turn north at an unmarked road/intersection .7 miles west of the NW Boundary Road/Nestucca River Road intersection.  Most roads in this area are unsigned.

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Signal Buttes South

Summit: 
W7O/CN-027

Signal Butte has been on my watch list for over a year and I was finally able to summit and activate it today.  This peak had never been activated.  Thanks to Nick KI7PTT for humoring me and coming along.

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McKinley Ridge, WA

Summit: 
W7W/LC-088

Directions: Take Sunset Falls Road east of Battleground to Sunset Campground. Turn right and cross the East Fork Lewis River on FS Road 41. Stay on FS 41 for approximately 9 miles to a large parking area atop McKinley Ridge. This is NOT the summit.

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Stony Mountain Oregon

Summit: 
W7O/NC-029

There is a sign posted at a gate that reads "No Trespassing - Private Recreation Lease." Access to the gate is along mostly graded gravel roads.  I didn't pass the gate to hike to the summit for obvious reasons.

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Dorn Peak Oregon

Summit: 
W7O/CC-013

This must be one of the all time easiest summits to get to.  The dirt road is graded with no gravel.  The only way to know you're not on asphalt are the occassional potholes.  The summit is very large and surrounded with trees that obscure any view of the surrounding vistas.  There is a lot of trash scattered around from clay shooting with a large fire ring indicating a party destination.  The actual summit is a small knoll to the west of the flat area where I set up both a 2m "J" pole and a random wire HF antenna.