Good Parking At Trailhead

Trailhead has ample, free, accessible parking
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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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Lost Lake Butte, OR | June 2016

Summit: 
W7O/CN-057

This is a nice hike of 1100 feet on a well-graded trail of about 4.8 miles round trip.

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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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Fairview Mountain, MT| June, 2016

Summit: 
W7M/CL-041

This is a very nice hike (3.3 Miles, 2,900 ft.)

 

Drive west from Augusta towards Nilan Reservoir and Benchmark.  Continue for 14-miles, turning right (Northerly) on the Willow Creek road towards Gibson Reservoir.  Continue another 1.2 miles and turn left immediately after passing Scoutana – an old Girl Scout Camp.  The turn is also signed as “USFS Administrative Site”.  Follow this road and park where it is blocked by a gate.

 

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McCarty Hill, MT| May 2016

Summit: 
W7M/CL-157

This is a very nice hike (1.0 Miles, 690 ft.)

 

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Lucky Peak, ID | May 2016

Summit: 
W7I/SR-124

This was my second activation of Lucky Peak.  Always a good hike to test your fitness level.  There are a few options to get to the top.  The route we took was 11.2 miles and 3089 feet of climbing.  See my previous report for more information.  Lucky Peak 2015:  http:/www.pnwsota.org/node/556 .  You can also drive to nearly the top if you want a shorter hike.  The road up (from Hwy 21) is best with a SUV or high clearance vehicle.  There is a small parking lot and bathroom at the end of the road.

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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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"Capacitor Peak" Activation 6/3/2016

Summit: 
W7W/LC-071

The easy access to this hill is off of forest road FS-6081 (you’d want a high clearance vehicle) which was not passable for us. It leads to a spur road that goes almost to the top (this is also blocked to vehicles by windfall and some erosion). Good thing we had a plan B – which was to follow the PCT - Trail #2000, south from the nearby Crest Horse Camp.

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Double Peak, OR | June 2015

Summit: 
W7O/NC-062

A bit south of Cannon Beach there is this easy walk up a logging road. The sign at the gate indicates that hiking access is permitted. Starting in 2018 the landowner is requiring permits for access - see https://permits.greenwoodresources.com/PermitHome.aspx.

You'll find the logging road and gate near 45.863° -123.95950° about 0.6 miles south of Tolvana Park. Don't block the gate of course, and proceed up the logging road.