Good Views From Summit

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Siouxon Peak, WA | July 2022

Summit: 
W7W/LC-073

The activation report for Siouxon (rhymes with “Tucson”) Peak from 2013 (http://www.pnwsota.org/node/306) is still largely correct. I just put in Google maps “Siouxon Peak” as destination and “Gresham” as start. Note that you can still hike in from the Amboy side, doing it that way allows you to view waterfalls, but requires a stream crossing. I went through Carson, NF-64, NF-6403 as per the previous trip report.

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7695, IDAHO, 7-22-2022

Summit: 
W7I/SI-093

 Access is gained by taking the Woodruff/Samaria exit from I-15 South of Malad ID (also see below for W7I/SI-084) and heading west on Woodruff Ln. This comes to a tee and becomes a good dirt road, you take a right (north), This continues for a bit then turns west again (no other option) and heads to the base of the mountain. You pass the last farm just before the base. Just after that you pass over a cattle guard and you will be on BLM land.

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WOOD BENCHMARK, IDAHO, JULY 22, 2022

Summit: 
W7I/SI-084

Also known as Samaria High Point. Access is gained by taking the Woodruff/Samaria exit from I-15 South of Malad ID and heading west on Woodruff Ln. This comes to a tee and becomes a good dirt road, you take a right (north), This continues for a bit then turns west again (no other option) and heads to the base of the mountain.

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Monument Peak, Idaho | July 2022

Summit: 
W7I/CI-077

Monument Peak is an exposed summit.  There are some stands of trees well within the activation zone, if needed.  I secured my mast to a leg of a small canopy (gotta love those drive-ups). 40m and 20m netted eight contacts in quick succession and then the chasers went quiet. I’ve stopped trying VHF/UHF in this area due to the lack of chasers (sparse population). If you type “Monument Peak” into your driving software, it will direct you to the USGS Monument Peak which is not the SOTA Monument Peak.

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PEAK 6901, IDAHO, JULY 2022

Summit: 
W7I/SI-171

This summit is located approximately 16 miles North of Soda Springs Idaho. Take State Highway 34 north to Blackfoot Reservoir. You will need to turn to your left off of highway 34 when you see the Blackfoot North access road. This road is accessible to passenger cars. Travel west approximately 2.25 miles on this road. Watch for a fence line going up a ridge on your right. There is a place to park at 

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Termination Peak Re-Deux

Summit: 
W7W/LC-084

Great Vistas from the Termination Point summit!

Termination Point was the site of a now abandoned FS Lookout.  Kreske's book says it was built in the 1930s but later abandoned.  The view of Adams, Rainier, and St Helens are majestic and with a little hike to the south, Mt Hood.  The summit is small, about 20' x 20' but with steep dropoffs to the east - great RF takeoff angles.

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Kelsay Mountain, OR | July 2022

Summit: 
W7O/CS-077

A third summit I worked with my Dad while at Lemolo Lake KOA.

This summit is a careful drive-up with a nice turnaround at the top.

I put up the mast and EFHW antenna and proceeded to work a nice combination of 40/20m stations.

No 2m stations were heard.

We packed up and headed on to Bunker Hill (W7O/CS-090).

These 4 Lemolo Lake summits could be easily done in a day if you have the time.

I split them into 2 mornings as we were visiting Crater Lake during this trip.

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Elephant Mountain, OR | July 2022

Summit: 
W7O/CS-080

This was another summit I activate with my Dad while staying at Lemolo Lake KOA.

NOTE: This one has a final section that could be hazardous to your vehicles paint job.  The last segment after the turn off is a bit overgrown. 

To start with we turned off NF-2610 from the KOA and went up NF-200 until the unnamed logging road at (43.298183, -122.229812) and continued west on to the spur road.

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Round Top, OR | July 2022

Summit: 
W7O/NC-015

Round Top is a nice mostly drive up activation. Being me, I had to do it the hard way: Mountainbiking from Gale's Creek Campground. It is an 18 mile round trip ride with ~3000' elevation gain. 

I recommend doing some stretches or warmups before heading out because the hardest part of this ride is the first few miles: steep trail that gets the blood moving. Overall the trail is a singletrack and mostly follows the creek through the forest. Not much for views, but there are the occasional waterfall and views of Gale's Creek. 

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Deadline Ridge, Idaho | July 2022

Summit: 
W7I/CI-089

For more detailed information, check out AA6XA's blog at https://longgreentunnel.blogspot.com/2019/10/w7ici-089-deadline-ridge.html.

Here are some confirmations/corrections: 1) You can indeed drive close to the summit and can access the actual summit with a high clearance 4x4, 2) The actual summit is not at the fence line but the SOTAMAPS location appears to be the accurate high point, and 3) The summit provides no place to attach an antenna mast and if using a mast guy lines are required.