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SOTA Activation: Table Mountain, Los Angeles County, California - October 31, 2014

Summit: 
W6/CT-067

Pearls On A Necklace – SOTA Adventures in W6/CT. Strung along the Angeles Crest Highway (SR 2, Los Angeles County, California), which runs through the San Gabriel Mountains, on the stretch between the Pasadena / Glendale area the south, and the Apple Valley / Victorville area to the north, lie more than 20 SOTA listed summits.  Most are 6 to 8 point summits. Proximity to Los Angeles, relatively easy access and beautiful terrain, similar to east slope Washington and Oregon Cascades, make this a “tourist delight” area.  On 3 separate days, between October 31, 2014 and November 4, 2014, I activated five (5) of these SOTA summits.  This report is #3 of 5.

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""Bug Hill"" SOTA Activation

Summit: 
W7W/SO-106

I did this one as it is very close to home and easy to get to the top. Not a very scenic hill but a nice walk. As I have said before I can't leave a summit unactivated especially this close to home. I am not sure that I will do this one again, unless I am looking for some S2S opportunity with limited time.

GPS Tracks here: http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=3033743

Blog here: http://kf7pxt.blogspot.com/2014/11/ladd-mtn-w7wpl-083-bug-hill-w7wso-106.html

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Ladd Mountain Activation

Summit: 
W7W/PL-083

A fun...cold activation. Please see my blog and Every trail GPS tracks for information

Blog - http://kf7pxt.blogspot.com/2014/11/ladd-mtn-w7wpl-083-bug-hill-w7wso-106...

Everytrail - http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=3033719

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SOTA Activation: Waterman Mountain, Los Angeles County, California - November 4, 2014

Summit: 
W6/CT-012

Pearls On A Necklace – SOTA Adventures in W6/CT. Strung along the Angeles Crest Highway (SR 2, Los Angeles County, California), which runs through the San Gabriel Mountains, on the stretch between the Pasadena / Glendale area the south, and the Apple Valley / Victorville area to the north, lie more than 20 SOTA listed summits.  Most are 6 to 8 point summits. Proximity to Los Angeles, relatively easy access and beautiful terrain, similar to east slope Washington and Oregon Cascades, make this a “tourist delight” area.  On 3 separate days, between October 31, 2014 and November 4, 2014, I activated five (5) of these SOTA summits.  This report is #2 of 5.

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Talona Mountain, Georgia | November 2014

Summit: 
W4G/HC-026

This is an easy drive-up summit about sixty miles north of the center of Atlanta. There's even a deck and a folding chair for enjoying the views from this summit.

About 3.6 miles south of the 282 and 515 intersection in East Ellijay, Georgia, turn east from 515 onto Talona Mountain Road.

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Taylor Ridge, Georgia | November 2014

Summit: 
W4G/HC-035

Just east of Trion, Georgia is this easy to access hike on the Pinhoti Trail to Taylor Ridge. 

About 1.2 miles north of the light at Central Avenue (that leads into Trion) on Highway 1

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Cheaha Mountain, Alabama | November 2014

Summit: 
W4A/PT-001

The high point of Alabama is an easy drive-up summit - Cheaha Mountain is located in an Alabama State Park about 16 miles south of I-20.

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Browder Ridge North, October 11, 2014

Summit: 
W7O/CM-127

Directly across Hwy 20 from Iron Mountain at Tombstone pass is peak
5436, CM-127. Its really a part of Browser Ridge extending towards
the northwest from the other Browser Ridge peak CM-056.

Access to CM-127 is via NF-15 which turns off US Hwy 20 about 1000m
west of Tombstone pass. Take NF-15 to the trailhead for trail 3409
which is located right where NF-080 splits off.

It was supposed to be a nice day in the valley, and I heard it was.
On this day however, the Cascades had a different idea. At the trail

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Mt Fremont - 2 October 2014

Summit: 
W7W/RS-005

Mt Fremont – W7W/RS-005 – 2 October 2014

Mt Fremont is accessed from the Sunrise Visitor Center, elevation 6400 ft,  in Mt Rainier National Park.  My GPS tracks reveal that I walked 5.0 miles RT and gained approx 900 ft.

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Cowap Pk Activation 2014 N7RR & W7TAO

Summit: 
W7W/WH-153

Total elevation gain from the Damfino Lakes Trail 625 northwest trailhead on FS 31 via the northwest ridge trail of Cowap Pk to the activation location just northwest of Cowap Pk summit: 413 m (1356 feet). Approximate trail distance each way: 3.4 km (2.1 miles). The activation is a reasonable one-day trip, and, except for one spot just northwest of the actual summit, a problem-free climb.  The activation zone northeast of the summit is easily accessible, and a great family destination.