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Peak 2260, OR | Nov 2022

Summit: 
W7O/NC-102

No vehicle access to this peak now. A gate has been added since this write up: http://www.pnwsota.org/blog/k7atn/2019-november-17/peak-2260-or-november-2019

There is no signage at the gate. The gate is a bit up the road from the highway and there is room to turn around or park, but we parked just off the highway.

Three of us did the hike: Eteinne, K7ATN, Guy, NS0TA, and myself.

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6100 (Lemcke Peak), OR | Sep 2022

Summit: 
W7O/NE-217

Peak 6100, which I am calling Lemcke Peak, as the only thing near it with a name is Lemcke Spring.

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Lick Benchmark, OR | Sep 2022

Summit: 
W7O/NE-084

Lick Benchmark is a six point summit located near John Day Oregon. It is a bit more than ½ miles round trip and 420 feet of elevation gain. So a bit steep. Trail starts at 44.5755, -118.7617. There is a wide spot to park and turn around there. There is an old jeep track that turns into a trail for a bit and then disappears. It is not a bad bushwhack though, in terms of whacking bushes. The benchmark is on a rock outcropping at the summit.

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Cougar Rock, OR | Sep 2022

Summit: 
W7O/NE-086

Cougar Rock is a six point peak near John Day Oregon. It is 3 miles round trip with 750 feet of elevation gain. Roads are good to the trailhead at 44.5806, -118.7918. The start of the hike is a rough road that was closed to motor vehicle travel when we were there. The road walk is about ¾ of a mile, but doesn’t gain much elevation. So enjoy that part of the walk. We turned off the road at 44.5825, -118.8026.. It’s a bushwhack from there. There are some dead fall to step over, but mostly its just steep.

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Coal Pit Mountain, OR | Sep 2022

Summit: 
W7O/NE-062

Coal Pit Mountain is a six point summit near Mt. Vernon Oregon. It is a 1.5 mile hike round trip with 600 feet of elevation gain. It starts on an old jeep track/ATV trail that climbs straight up to the ridge line. From there just follow the ridge to the summit. Trail starts at 44.2991, -119.1059.

Driving directions on the Ingle Mtn write up.

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Ingle Mountain, OR | Sep 2022

Summit: 
W7O/NE-061

Ingle Mountain is a six point summit near Mt. Vernon Oregon. It is a little over 4 miles round trip with a total elevation gain of ~1100ft, but it seems a bunch more. That is because net elevation gain is only about half of that. So one keeps seeing false summits followed by saddles followed by false summits …

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Fields Peak, OR | Sep 2022

Summit: 
W7O/NE-048

This is a short but steep hike between Dayville and Mt. Vernon Oregon. Mileage is 4.5 round trip and elevation gain is 1850 ft. Starting point is the McClellan Mountain Trailhead, located at 44.3219, -119.2659.

Directions to the trailhead are on the FS website here:

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Rattlesnake Ridge, OR | Sep 2022

Summit: 
W7O/NE-076

This activation begins by getting to the Joaquin Miller Trail Head off of US-395 south of John Day Oregon. Interestingly Google Maps shows this trailhead and the roads to it, but does not provide driving directions to it. My Garmin road GPS did get us there and the driving directions are on the FS website here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/malheur/recreation/hunting/recarea/?recid=39958&actid=54 .

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Zero Butte, OR | Sep 2022

Summit: 
W7O/CE-236

Apparently the op that hesitates is lost. After years of driving by it I finally stopped.

Zero  Butte is now posted. See picture and attached link to peak bagger.

https://www.peakbagger.com/climber/ascent.aspx?aid=1647185