Exposed Trail

Mostly exposed (to sun, wind, etc) 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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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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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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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).

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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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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!