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ND7PA's picture

Activation of Thomas Cairn 1.20.2014

Summit: 
W7O/WV-054

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

KF7EHT's picture

Some back country skiing, and an activation.

Summit: 
W7I/NI-106

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. 

 

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Peak 6001, OR | Oct 2013

Summit: 
W7O/CN-078

This yet unnamed peak deserves a good name as it's a very worthwhile activation. It's a bit out of the way but very quiet compared to nearby Lookout Mountain and the views on a clear day of Mount Hood are excellent. These are directions from the NORTH - this road is suitable for HIGH CLEARANCE vehicles that you don't much care about.

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Fish Creek Mtn, OR | Dec 2013

Summit: 
W7O/WV-015

Another highly recommended hike and activation - this one in the Clackamas River drainage.

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Huckleberry Mountain, OR | Nov 2013

Summit: 
W7O/WV-050

One of the most gorgeous hikes I've taken in Oregon, it's clearly popular during the 'summer' season but we had it all to ourselves this spectacular November Sunday. Note that there are four "Huckleberry Mountain" in the Oregon ARM - one of them is also in WV and is also 2 points - make sure you get yourself to the right one.

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SOTA Activation: Tahquitz Peak, Riverside County, California - November 14, 2013 - "Fall Into The Blue"

Summit: 
W6/CT-007

Activation of Tahquitz peak, Riverside County, California - 8,828 Feet, 2,692 Meters.


On vacation with my wife in Southern California, it was possible to combine hiking with Amateur Radio / SOTA.  Based in Palm Springs, California, we ranged throughout the San Jacinto Mountains and Joshua Tree National Park for several days of excursions.

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SOTA Activation: San Jacinto Peak, Riverside County, California - November 10, 2013 - "Fall Into The Blue"

Summit: 
W6/CT-002

Activation of San Jacinto Peak, High Point of Riverside County, California - 10,843 Feet, 3,305 Meters. 


On vacation with my wife in Southern California, it was possible to combine hiking with Amateur Radio / SOTA.  Based in Palm Springs, California, we ranged throughout the San Jacinto Mountains and Joshua Tree National Park for several days of excursions.

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5194 - Wallowa Co, OR | November 2013

Summit: 
W7O/NE-237

5194 is very close to the two Findley Buttes and it would be very easy to activate all three on the same day (but see K7ATN's entry for Findley Buttes West as access is a bit ambiguous).

K7NIT's picture

5500, Northeast OR | November 2013

Summit: 
W7O/NE-229

If you find yourself near out of the way northeast Oregon, you might consider driving the scenic Tollgate Road between Weston and Elgin, and then activating Peak 5500 near the top of the pass. 

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4940 - Wallowa Co, OR | November 2013

Summit: 
W7O/NE-240

Peak 4940 deserves a better name - but for the time being it's a very easy to reach SOTA summit - if you are already in Wallowa County in the very northeast corner of Oregon.