Exposed Summit

Summit is exposed to wind, rain, sun (and good views)
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4940 - Wallowa Co, OR | November 2013

Summit: 
W7O/NE-240

Peak 4940 deserves a better name - but for the time being it's a very easy to reach SOTA summit - if you are already in Wallowa County in the very northeast corner of Oregon.

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Mount Sylvania, OR | Popular Summit

Summit: 
W7O/WV-096

This has been the most popular SOTA activation in Oregon with about 64 activations as of October 2017. Easy to reach, it's a recommended 'first time' summit in the Portland area for new activators. The park is near 6 Nansen Summit, Lake Oswego, and parking can be found near 16 Becket Street or 3 Juarez Street, Lake Oswego.

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Quartz Peak! November 2 2013 (pre-snow)

Summit: 
W7W/WE-012

It was a cool rainy day in Spokane. My wife Sarah, our friend Kelly, and I wanted to do a hike. And I wanted to do an activation. So we settled on a hike to Quartz Peak. Quartz Peak is another peak within the Mount Spokane State Park. The peak is right in the middle of the Mount Spokane Nordic Park, a premier location for cross-country skiing in Eastern Washington. Parking for the hike is easy. Simply park at the cross country ski area parking lot. You'll need a Discovery Pass when the ski area isn't open, and you'll need a sno-pass when the ski area is open.

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"Skyline Ridge" (Peak 761) OR | October 2013

Summit: 
W7O/WV-138

There's a park to activate from for this pavement activation in the suburbs of West Linn. The actual summit is apparently on someone's back deck, but fortunately Skyline Ridge Park is in the activation zone.

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Mary's Peak Activation 10.19.2013

Summit: 
W7O/CC-001

Mary's Peak... why bother, everybody has been there...execpt for me. So off we went this morning after deciding to activate at 11:30pm the night before. Nothing like planning ahead. Ah, life on the edge is far more fun!

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Wind Mountain, WA | February 2013

Summit: 
W7W/LC-146

A pleasant 2.5 mile (round trip) hike with perhaps 1000 feet of elevation gain ending in an operating position with a nice view of the Columbia River Gorge - a great activation with Grover-KG7O.

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Activation of Mount Spokane on attempt number four!

Summit: 
W7W/WE-006

About 35 miles from downtown Spokane, Mount Spokane (aka W7W/WE-006 Jump-off Joe) is a fixture of Eastern Washington outdoor recreation.

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Activation of "The Twins", Deschutes Co., Oregon 10.5.2013

Summit: 
W7O/CM-013

"The Twins" is a nice activation target just north of Hwy 58, east of Oakridge, Oregon. We took off 10/4 from the Willamette valley in dense fog and headed towards the Cascades to find the fog clearing by the time we reached Oakridge.  The big soaking rains from the Chinese typhoon blown our way had no doubt left some snow so I checked several SNOTEL sites and found that very little snow had fallen and none was currently recorded at any of the sites I checked. Apparently, "The Twins" never bothered to check with the SNOTEL sites.

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Snipes Mtn, WA | Aug-2013

Summit: 
W7W/MC-078

Snipes Mountain is a fairly easy one-pointer just a short distance off I-82 east of Sunnyside, Washington. Access is by a rental car "suitable" dirt track about 1.3 miles from the West Sunnyside exit.