Easy Trail

Trail contains no technical obstacles
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Taylor Benchmark, MT| May, 2019

Summit: 
W7M/BE-181

1.3 mi, +680 feet

This is a good early season summit and is also suitable for bicycle access.

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South Badger Ridge, MT| May, 2019

Summit: 
W7M/BE-182

There are a number of options to access this summit.  It can likely be nearly a drive-up if it is approached from Hwy-278 to the north going south past Road Agent’s Rock.  It may also be accessed from the town of Bannack year-round.  Bannack was originally the territorial capital of Montana and is now a historic ghost-town state park that is well worth visiting.  We accessed the summit by foll

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Proper (legal) access to North Grand Ridge, 27 Jan 2019

Summit: 
W7W/KG-137

North Grand Ridge is an easy summit to activate with a short (3.4 mile RT, ~600' elevation gain).  The summit might be considered part of the "Issaquah Alps" series of summits that include Tiger Mountain, West Tiger Mountain, South Tiger Mountain, Taylor Mountain, and Rattle Snake Mountain.  This report provides details on how to legally access the activation zone (AZ) and summit.

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Walker Mountain, OR | December 2019

Summit: 
W7O/SC-094

Walker Mountain is a Southern Oregon summit that could be a drive-up for those with a fully capable 4x4. However, the roughest part is also the start of a decent hike and getting to that rough spot is easy with a vehicle with decent clearance. Note that there is another Walker Mountain in Oregon - this is the one near Grants Pass.

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Fielder Mountain, OR | December 2019

Summit: 
W7O/SC-099

Fielder Mountain is an easy 'road' summit in Southern Oregon. With several large RF sites at the top, the road is passable in a passenger car all the way to the summit - however a gate may put you on foot for the last portion. 

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Peak 740, OR (Lost Dog Hill) | December 2019

Summit: 
W7O/SC-382

Here's one of the closest "near" drive-up summits there can be - a few steps away from the car into the woods brings you into the Activation Zone. This is a very much out of the way summit, along Highway 101 on the Oregon Coast, about 14 miles north of Bandon. Note that there are other Peak 740 in Oregon - make sure this one is your intended peak.

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Wildcat Mountain, OR | December 2019

Summit: 
W7O/NC-044

There are three Wildcat Mountains in Oregon, so be sure you want the North Coast version south of Highway 26. The road to the trailhead is short and easy in any passenger vehicle, there's a good spot to park, and summit is in the Tillamook Forest, although the shortest access crosses private timberland. The hike is about 1.5 miles one way, and 400 vertical feet gain. This description I consider the 'no bushwack' version.

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Cornell Mountain, Oregon. 02/12/2019

Summit: 
W7O/WV-090

Cornell Mountain, Portland Oregon. W7O/WV-090

Easy parking on Penridge Rd. Definitely a pavement activation. Quiet neighborhood with plenty of folks walking their doggos. I really wanted to throw a wire up and work CW but didnt see a spot that wasn't private property.

 So out came the Yaesu FT-60.

 146.520 worked well for me and I made 4 contacts relatively quick and easy which was nice because I really didn't want to disturb or raise any suspicions with the fine folks from the neighborhood that were out and about with their dogs.