Good Views From Summit

Summit has good "views"
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Red Mountain, WA | April 2014


Here's a six point summit to tackle on a nice summer day - we tried it with lots of snow and found a blizzard at the top in mid-April. The trail is on a road of about 7 miles round trip and about 1800 feet of gain.

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Silver Star Activation


On 27 March Etienne (K7ATN) and I activated Silver Star mountain. The weather report called for rain with a break around mid day. We headed to the trailhead, Route: Washougal, WA to Washougal River Road (approx. 10 mi), to Skye Rd to 412th AVE to Skamania Mines Rd. Follow the signs to silver star. We reached the TH at about 0840 and started up the trail. At about 1/8 of a mile the trail splits, take the right split. We found out the hard way and got about 1/4 mile down the trail before I checked the map and realized we were on the wrong trail.

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Mount St. Helens, WA | March 2014


A very long day to get ten points - the usual for the Northwest.

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Horse Ridge First Light


Re Horse Ridge Initial Activation 23 Feb 2014.


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Tom Dick & Harry Mtn (snowshoe) | March 2014


Tom, Dick & Harry Mountain is a nice late season snowshoe near Mount Hood. It's about 3.2 miles one-way and 1850 feet of gain to bag this four-point summit with iconic views of Mount Hood.

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Peak 6001, OR (snowshoe) | March 2014


These eleven miles (RT) seem much farther when you are on snowshoes - take that into account if you should decide to try this winter activation.

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Wanderers Peak, OR | Dec 2013


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


A pleasant activation nearly any time of year near Draper, Utah.

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Activation of Thomas Cairn 1.20.2014


I had been wondering about the peak Thomas Cairn for awhile after
elk hunting in the Snow Peak area in Linn county this year. Although
it was not eligible for winter points, I just had to get up there
and see what it looked like up close.

Thomas Cairn is in an remote part of Linn county closest to the
town of Scio. I got there by first going to Scio then taking Oregon
226, 6.75 miles to the Camp Morrison Road. This turnoff is easily
identifiable by the Hannah covered bridge there.

Follow Morrison Camp road for 4.7 miles to a unmarked, nondescript

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Some back country skiing, and an activation.


Here's a quick report on my activation yesterday of W7I/NI-106, ie, 6114. The mountain is on the Idaho-Montana border, just off Interstate-90, and across the valley from the Lookout Pass Ski area. This area seems to get snow when other places don't.  So although the ski season has been rather boring here, this hike provided a nice opportunity to get into the woods and do an activation again.