Exposed Summit

Summit is exposed to wind, rain, sun (and good views)
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Triangulation Peak, OR | June 2016


Triangulation Peak is a popular summer hike destination with a weekend procession of sandal-wearing hikers, small children and dogs. It's about two miles and 800 feet of gain and has fantastic views of Mount Jefferson and many Cascade Range peaks.

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Activation of Marmot Butte - June 24, 2016


Marmot Butte is a rather nondescript summit just northeast of Chemult, OR.
It is also about 3km northeast of Walker Mountain. The two can easily be
done in one day. signage is sparse on this trek. Be sure to take map and
GPS to keep on track.

On this warm late June day, the mosquitoes were hungry and numerous. Its never
a good sign when you see dozens of mosquitoes lighting on your rig breaking off
their blood sucking apparatus the moment you stop. 100% DEET was employed.

Marmot Butte is reached by first taking NF9755 approximately 1.2mi north of the

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SOTA Activation: Red Top Mountain, Kittitas County, Washington - June 5, 2016


Repeat Activation of Red Top Mountain Lookout.  Red Top (W7W/CW-061) is 5,361 feet elevation (1,634 meters), and is located approximately 15 miles NNE of Cle Elum, Washington.  There have been many activations of Red Top Mountain before, so there is ample planning material available.  Great weather, great views and the good company of my XYL and Dexter the SOT

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SOTA Activation: "Mount Attenuator", AKA "Summit Lake Peak", Pierce County, Washington - May 30, 2016



A fantastic Activation together with my SOTA Buddy, Tim, KG7EJT, along with his wife Masako, my wife Sharon & Dexter the SOTA Dog on Memorial Day 2016.  Great weather, fantastic views from the summit and a successful SOTA Activation for both of us, yielded a memorable outing. "Mount Attenuator", mostly known as Summit Lake Peak, is approximately 3 miles north of Mount Rainier National Park.  Thus it affords incredible sweeping outlook of the north aspect of mighty Mount Rainier.  Mount Attenuator is 5,780 feet (1,762 meters) high, and is reached via approximately 6.1 mile RT trail.  Elevation gain is approximately 1,360 feet.

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Sheep Mountain (W7M/LM-074) SOTA


A great trip to the summit of Sheep Mountain. Trail is almost snow free with some patches towards the top. There is 30-40 blowdowns that will slow you down if you are riding a bike.

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Lost Lake Butte, OR | June 2016


This is a nice hike of 1100 feet on a well-graded trail of about 4.8 miles round trip.

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Indian Mtn, OR | June 2016


Indian Mountain, north of Mount Hood, is a remote summit with great views of Mount Hood.

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Hawley Mountain, ID | June 2016


Hawley Mountain is the second peak along the FS374 ridgeline north of the Harris Creek Summit.  Harris Creek Summit (saddle) can be reached from Harris Creek Rd. which connects Horseshoe Bend and Placerville, Idaho.  It is a dirt road in good condition.


From Harris Creek summit, FS374 is a resonably good single track road.  SUV or other high clearance vehicle recommmended, but I did see a sedan parked at the base of Peak 7057!  Minor rocks and ruts along the road so should be passable by most cars/trucks depending on your level of scraping desired.

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Double Peak, OR | June 2015


A bit south of Cannon Beach there is this easy walk up a logging road. The sign at the gate indicates that hiking access is permitted. Starting in 2018 the landowner is requiring permits for access - see

You'll find the logging road and gate near 45.863° -123.95950° about 0.6 miles south of Tolvana Park. Don't block the gate of course, and proceed up the logging road.