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castle peak wa | september 2023

Summit: 
W7W/LC-046

Summary - a soaring rock summit visible from 4562 with awesome views of MSH, Castle Lake, Mount Adams and Mount Rainier. The summit road is 2WD friendly and the hike is steep but short. Bring a mast and don't count on two meters for contacts.

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peak 4562 wa | september 2023

Summit: 
W7W/LC-051

Summary - At the end of a long drive along the ridge of the Toutle Mountains, a short hike brings you to the open summit with terrific views of Mount Saint Helens and Mount Adams. Bring HF gear and assume VHF contacts will be rare. ATT service is very good, as is APRS. The roads, up to the summit drive are 2WD friendly; the last bit requires high clearance and AWD or an additional quarter-mile of hiking.

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Peak 8740, Idaho | September 2023

Summit: 
W7I/CI-061

Peak 8740 was first activated a month ago on 08 Aug 2023 by KJ7GRQ and N0DNF. This is a very straightforward “trailhead” from a rough dirt/gravel road.  Definitely not Prius friendly and I wouldn’t take anything but a vehicle with more than standard clearance.  Recent rains have created water channels, mud puddles and exposed rocks in places. 4WD is not required, however.

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Peak 7204 IDAHO 8/29/2023

Summit: 
W7I/SI-141

From Pocatello Idaho go South on I-15 until you reach the McCammon Idaho exit. From there take highway 30 towards Lava Hot Springs.  Before you begin your accent up Fish Creek pass heading to Soda Springs Id you will see a highway sign saying Blazer Hwy on your left before you cross the Portneuf River.  Take this old Hwy  North approx 9 miles.  You will see a FS sign saying Big Springs Camp Ground.  Take a left on the Pebble Creek Rd that heads to the campground. Before you reach the campground you will see a road to your right call Long Gulch Rd on maps...

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East Butte, OR | August 2023

Summit: 
W7O/CE-317

East Butte is a moderate hike with fairly easy access that most passenger cars would have no problem with. It has beautiful 360 views of SE Deschutes County Oregon and is very worth the drive. It would also make a great motorcycle SOTA outing when the trail to the top is open.

 

Full report here

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Elk Rock, WA | Sept 2023 (with permit)

Summit: 
W7W/LC-060

You can access Elk Rock if you purchase a Weyerhaeuser permit https://recreation.weyerhaeuser.com. You will need the “Longview – St Helens” one. If you purchased the non-motorized permit, you can follow the trail described in a previous summit report (https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/elk-rock).

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6260 (New Lake Butte)

Summit: 
W7O/NE-264

New (and Improved!) Lake Butte 6260 W7O/NE-264

There are three options for getting to this peak.

Priusable road: Hike 4.2 miles RT with 900 ft elevation gain.

High clearance 4x4: Hike from a hunting camp 2.75 miles and 700 ft elevation gain.

High clearance 4x4 and willing copilot: Hike 1.75 miles and 500 ft of gain

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George Peak, Utah | August 2023

Summit: 
W7U/NU-045

K7JTO first activated this summit in June 2020 along with Peak 9335 (W7U/BO-002) and Bull Mountain (W7U/B0-001). His write-up can be found in the Resources section of the SotaMaps peak reference.  He provides a very good description of all the peaks along with some great pictures.  The following is additional information that may help in planning.

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Bull Mountain, Utah | August 2023

Summit: 
W7U/BO-001

K7JTO first activated this summit in June 2020 along with Peak 9335 (W7U/BO-002) and George Peak (W7U/NU-045). His write-up can be found in the Resources section of the SotaMaps peak reference.  He provides a very good description of all the peaks along with some great pictures.  The following is additional information that may help in planning.

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Peak 9335, Utah | August 2023

Summit: 
W7U/BO-002

K7JTO first activated this summit in June 2020 along with George Peak (W7U/NU-045) and Bull Mountain (W7U/B0-001). His write-up can be found in the Resources section of the SotaMaps peak reference.  He provides a very good description of all the peaks along with some great pictures.  The following is additional information that may help in planning.