Gifford Pinchot

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Gifford Pinchot National Forest SOTA & Car Camping on Labor Day Weekend

What a weekend! 3 summits, 38 QSOs with 16 S2S, my first QSO with WG0AT, and a joint FA with ND7Y!

My YL and I headed out to Gifford Pinchot NF for some car camping. With some intel on campsites from Tyler ND7Y, I picked a location with good proximity to some short-hike SOTA summits. 

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East Crater, WA | September 2020


East Crater is a peak in the Indian Heaven wilderness. Three years ago, the south side and ridgeline of East Crater were completely burned by a fire that ended up burning about 500 acres in the area, and this fire caused the evacuation of the entire Indian Heaven wilderness area in September of 2017. Not much has grown back on the south side, while the north side, essentially untouched by the fire, is thick with trees.