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Buckskin Mtn /Sept. 2020 Idaho

Summit: 
W7I/SI-197

From Pocatello ID, take I-15 South 25 miles until you see the McCammon/Lava Hot Springs exit on St. Hwy 30.  Head east on Hwy 30 past Lava Hot Springs and continue over Fish Creek Pass towards Soda Springs ID. At the bottom of the pass you will see Lund Rd.  crossing Hwy 30, go right on Lund and head South for approx. 1/2 a mile . You will come to a T in the road. Turn left and head East on Lund Rd. You will come to Central Rd.

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Un-Named Summit 7940 -Idaho/Montana 12July2020

Summit: 
W7I/LE-182

This Idaho/Montana border summit is an easy ‘walk-up’ from US Forest Service Road #044.  The summit is on the Idaho/Montana border.  From the summit are good views of the steep slopes of the Salmon River Canyon and high summits in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. 

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Elk Mountain - Montana 2July2020

Summit: 
W7M/LM-129

Elk Mountain is a short scramble off a good US Forest Service road.  The scramble is mostly on a ridge through an old clearcut that has in places heavy ceanothus brush.  Wood ticks can be abundant in the spring. 

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Idaho-June 2020/Camelback Mountain

Summit: 
W7I/SI-190

Camelback Mountain is accessible by taking Pocatello Crk Rd (in Pocatello) east until you see Park Rd just East of the KOA campground.  Park Rd connects Pocatello Crk Rd to West Buckskin Rd.  Go East on West Buckskin Rd.  Camelback is a BLM landlocked summit.  The only public access is on W. Buckskin Rd located at 42.86979  -112.35881 There is barely enough room for two cars on the side of the road across from  a private residence. There is a BLM pin but it is hard to find..it is there though ...I found it..

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SOTA Activation: Pine Mountain - Deschutes County, Oregon - October 22, 2020

Summit: 
W7O/CE-058

Between October 21 and October 30, 2020, we visited the Sunriver / Bend areas of Oregon.  The cold but clear weather allowed us to Activate 8 SOTA summits in 6 outings.  This report is one of a series, and deals with the Activation of Pine Mountain, W7O/CE-058.  On the same day, a few hours later, we also Activated Pine Benchmark, W7O/CE-068, which lies approximately 1.6 miles NW of Pine Mountain.  That Activation will be subject of separate report.

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Haystack Mountain - Idaho 19June2020

Summit: 
W7I/IC-200

Haystack Mountain is one of several SOTA summits near the Magruder Corridor.  This road divides some of the most wild-country in Idaho, the Selway Bitterroot and Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness areas.   A trail system FS#26, and a non-system hunter trail is near the summit however it is much shorter to just bushwhack from the road through mostly open forest.  Only a short obstacle of downed trees slows the otherwise easy hike.&nbsp

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Idaho-Nov 2020/ Chinese Pk

Summit: 
W7I/SI-177

This is one of the few drive ups in the area during the Spring, Summer and Fall. Take South 5th street in Pocatello Idaho and Turn East at Barton Rd.. You will arrive at a large turn around /TH..if the BLM gate is open you can drive all the way to the summit.  This gate closes to motorized vehicles from Nov 15th to April 1st due to it is a winter game range. 

There are alot of various towers on the summit.

It is a great summit to chase on or to learn SOTA activating. 

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IDAHO-OCT 2020/ PEAK 6620

Summit: 
W7I/SI-188

Summit 6620 is located in N Bannock County.  Travel North down Hiline road from Pocatello Id to 2 1/2 mile rd in Tyhee Idaho.  Proceed up 2 1/2 mile road pass the Oregon Trail Gun Club.  You will go literally through a landowners property with his house and outbuildings, drive slow and be respectful. Proceed down the Rd until you see a paneled gate..on the gate it states "OPEN AUGUST 31st TO NOV 16 ".  The admission onto this property is allowed through what is called "Access Yes" by our Fish and Game Dept.

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Burnt Mountain - Montana 24May2020

Summit: 
W7M/GA-145

One-day, three summits.  A good US Forest Service road system gets one close enough to activate three summits easily in one day, rare in Western Montana.  Burnt Mountain is an open grass/scattered-tree summit.  The other two nearby summits are Golden Mountain (W7M/GA-141) and Babcock Mountain (W7M/GA-146).  Both accessible v

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East Tonga Ridge, WA | Oct. 2020

Summit: 
W7W/KG-040

East Tonga Ridge is best paired with nearby Mt. Sawyer (KG-052). It is quite a bushwhack to get to the summit of East Tonga, but worth it!

The drive in from HWY 2 is very straightforward. I recommend you read WW7D's report for a good description:

 

http://www.pnwsota.org/node/610