Exposed Summit

Summit is exposed to wind, rain, sun (and good views)
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Big Huckleberry Mtn, WA | April 2014

Summit: 
W7W/LC-069

There are at least four trails that approach the summit of Big Huckleberry Mountain - we choose the Pacific Crest Trail from the south for about 8.6 miles round trip and 1400 feet of net elevation gain (1900 total).

From Portland, take I-84 to Cascade Locks and cross the river for two dollars (2019 price).

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Red Mountain, WA | April 2014

Summit: 
W7W/LC-036

Here's a six point summit to tackle on a nice summer day - we tried it with lots of snow and found a blizzard at the top in mid-April. The trail is on a road of about 7 miles round trip and about 1800 feet of gain.

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Silver Star Activation

Summit: 
W7W/LC-058

On 27 March Etienne (K7ATN) and I activated Silver Star mountain. The weather report called for rain with a break around mid day. We headed to the trailhead, Route: Washougal, WA to Washougal River Road (approx. 10 mi), to Skye Rd to 412th AVE to Skamania Mines Rd. Follow the signs to silver star. We reached the TH at about 0840 and started up the trail. At about 1/8 of a mile the trail splits, take the right split. We found out the hard way and got about 1/4 mile down the trail before I checked the map and realized we were on the wrong trail.

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Mount St. Helens, WA | March 2014

Summit: 
W7W/LC-001

A very long day to get ten points - the usual for the Northwest.

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Horse Ridge First Light

Summit: 
W7O/CE-176

Re Horse Ridge Initial Activation 23 Feb 2014.

Ray KG7AV, Max KF7MAX

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Tom Dick & Harry Mtn (snowshoe) | March 2014

Summit: 
W7O/CN-032

Tom, Dick & Harry Mountain is a nice late season snowshoe near Mount Hood. It's about 3.2 miles one-way and 1850 feet of gain to bag this four-point summit with iconic views of Mount Hood.

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Gales Peak, OR | February 2012

Summit: 
W7O/NC-043

Gales Peak is probably on the "not recommended" list for activations near Portland. Although access is possible, you are not allowed to do it with a motor vehicle, making the six mile round-trip on a logging road fairly unattractive.

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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.