Exposed Trail

Mostly exposed (to sun, wind, etc) trail
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W7M/CL-014, MT | July, 2016

Summit: 
W7M/CL-014

Walk up the relatively gentle northwest ridge from the Scapegoat Plateau to attain the summit.   The approach is 17 to 21 miles – depending upon the route that one chooses to access the plateau.  The summit ridge has an interesting and fragile rock outcropping that is decaying to become talus.  The summit offers incredible views of the surrounding mountains and the magnificent Scapegoat Plateau.  The Plateau is prime grizzly bear habitat and the grassy meadows at the base of this summit are a favorite foraging area – so be “Bear Aware”!

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Flint Mountain, MT | July, 2016

Summit: 
W7M/CL-003

Flint Mountain may be easily climbed up its southeast sloping ramp from the Scapegoat Plateau. The approach is 17 to 21 miles – depending upon which route one chooses to access the plateau. The cliff band that guards the eastern side of the mountain slopes downwards to the left (south) and can easily be topped towards the left. After topping the cliff band, walk along the bench northwards until you reach a trail (visible in photo) that ascends the steep side-slope towards the summit ramp. Follow the grassy ramp to the summit.

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Timber Butte, OR | June 2016

Summit: 
W7O/CN-030

Timber Butte is a practically unknown destination not far from the busy trailhead for Triangulation Peak.

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

Summit: 
W7W/CW-061

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

Summit: 
W7W/RS-038

 

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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Indian Mtn, OR | June 2016

Summit: 
W7O/CN-040

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

Summit: 
W7I/BC-069

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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NS7P activation of Badger Mountain on 27 May 2016

Summit: 
W7O/CC-057

Badger Mountain, W7O/CC-057, is a one point summit that is a repeater/cell tower complex at the end of a 2.2 mile logging road. It isn't particlarly atteractive, unless you like to look at towers.  Access can be a bit tricky.  See below.

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NS7P activation of Stoney Point on 6 June 2016

Summit: 
W7O/CC-076

Stoney Point, W7O/CC-076, is a one point summit near Noti, OR.  It is on private property and requires permission to hike. The people who live in the house at the gate have been reasonable about access, as were the loggers working on the way up.