Exposed Summit

Summit is exposed to wind, rain, sun (and good views)
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Peak 3534, OR | March 2014

Summit: 
W7O/NC-065

Peak 3534 is a near drive up in the Tillamook State Forest west of Portland off Highway 6.

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Peak 6001, OR (snowshoe) | March 2014

Summit: 
W7O/CN-078

These eleven miles (RT) seem much farther when you are on snowshoes - take that into account if you should decide to try this winter activation.

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Wanderers Peak, OR | Dec 2013

Summit: 
W7O/WV-052

A near "drive-up" two-point summit in the Clackamas River drainage with good views. This area is likely busy in the summer but it was mostly quiet on this December day.

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View Benchmark, UT | January 2014

Summit: 
W7U/UT-043

A pleasant activation nearly any time of year near Draper, Utah.

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Peak 6001, OR | Oct 2013

Summit: 
W7O/CN-078

This yet unnamed peak deserves a good name as it's a very worthwhile activation. It's a bit out of the way but very quiet compared to nearby Lookout Mountain and the views on a clear day of Mount Hood are excellent. 

See also the trip report by N7UN and his approach from the south: http://www.pnwsota.org/blog/n7un/2012-september-05/n7un-activation-6001-...

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Fish Creek Mtn, OR | Dec 2013

Summit: 
W7O/WV-015

Another highly recommended hike and activation - this one in the Clackamas River drainage.

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Huckleberry Mountain, OR | Nov 2013

Summit: 
W7O/WV-050

One of the most gorgeous hikes I've taken in Oregon, it's clearly popular during the 'summer' season but we had it all to ourselves this spectacular November Sunday. Note that there are four "Huckleberry Mountain" in the Oregon ARM - one of them is also in WV and is also 2 points - make sure you get yourself to the right one.

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SOTA Activation: Tahquitz Peak, Riverside County, California - November 14, 2013 - "Fall Into The Blue"

Summit: 
W6/CT-007

Activation of Tahquitz peak, Riverside County, California - 8,828 Feet, 2,692 Meters.


On vacation with my wife in Southern California, it was possible to combine hiking with Amateur Radio / SOTA.  Based in Palm Springs, California, we ranged throughout the San Jacinto Mountains and Joshua Tree National Park for several days of excursions.

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SOTA Activation: San Jacinto Peak, Riverside County, California - November 10, 2013 - "Fall Into The Blue"

Summit: 
W6/CT-002

Activation of San Jacinto Peak, High Point of Riverside County, California - 10,843 Feet, 3,305 Meters. 


On vacation with my wife in Southern California, it was possible to combine hiking with Amateur Radio / SOTA.  Based in Palm Springs, California, we ranged throughout the San Jacinto Mountains and Joshua Tree National Park for several days of excursions.

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5194 - Wallowa Co, OR | November 2013

Summit: 
W7O/NE-237

5194 is very close to the two Findley Buttes and it would be very easy to activate all three on the same day (but see K7ATN's entry for Findley Buttes West as access is a bit ambiguous).