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Cheaha Mountain, Alabama | November 2014

Summit: 
W4A/PT-001

The high point of Alabama is an easy drive-up summit - Cheaha Mountain is located in an Alabama State Park about 16 miles south of I-20.

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SOTA Activation: Mt. Williamson, Los Angeles County, California - November 3, 2014

Summit: 
W6/CT-011

Pearls On A Necklace – SOTA Adventures in W6/CT.  Strung along the Angeles Crest Highway (SR 2, Los Angeles County, California), which runs through the San Gabriel Mountains, on the stretch between the Pasadena / Glendale area to the south, and the Apple Valley / Victorville area to the north, lie more than 20 SOTA listed summits.  Most of these SOTA list mountains are 6 to 8 point summits. Proximity to Los Angeles, relatively easy access and beautiful terrain, similar to east slope Washington and Oregon Cascades, make this a “SOTA tourist delight” area.  On 3 separate days, between October 31, 2014 and November 4, 2014, I activated five (5) of these SOTA summits. This report is #1 of 5.


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Browder Ridge North, October 11, 2014

Summit: 
W7O/CM-127

Directly across Hwy 20 from Iron Mountain at Tombstone pass is peak
5436, CM-127. Its really a part of Browser Ridge extending towards
the northwest from the other Browser Ridge peak CM-056.

Access to CM-127 is via NF-15 which turns off US Hwy 20 about 1000m
west of Tombstone pass. Take NF-15 to the trailhead for trail 3409
which is located right where NF-080 splits off.

It was supposed to be a nice day in the valley, and I heard it was.
On this day however, the Cascades had a different idea. At the trail

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14 September 2014 - Tahtlum Peak

Summit: 
W7W/MC-023

14 September 2014   Tahtlum Peak   W7W/MC-023

Directions are from the Seattle Mountaineers book-  Guide to 100 Hikes at Mt Rainier National Park:

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Palisades Pk - 28 September 2014

Summit: 
W7W/RS-008

Directions are from the Seattle Mountaineers book-  Guide to 100 Hikes at Mt Rainier National Park:  

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Cowap Pk Activation 2014 N7RR & W7TAO

Summit: 
W7W/WH-153

Total elevation gain from the Damfino Lakes Trail 625 northwest trailhead on FS 31 via the northwest ridge trail of Cowap Pk to the activation location just northwest of Cowap Pk summit: 413 m (1356 feet). Approximate trail distance each way: 3.4 km (2.1 miles). The activation is a reasonable one-day trip, and, except for one spot just northwest of the actual summit, a problem-free climb.  The activation zone northeast of the summit is easily accessible, and a great family destination.

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First SOTA Activation: Earl Peak, Kittitas County, Washington - October 19, 2014

Summit: 
W7W/CW-013

Seeing Red...and orange, yellow, blue and green.  The reference here is to fall colors and the ongoing hunting season.  Beautiful fall day, with mostly sunny weather, fall foliage on display.  Several hunting parties in the Teanaway, Beverly and Bean creek valleys necessitated wearing bright colored clothing, and making our presence known.

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SOTA Activation: Mount Catherine, Kittitas County, Washington - September 21, 2014

Summit: 
W7W/CW-066

Last full day of summer, 2014 - A short Activation hike to a beautiful mountaintop view from the somewhat smallish summit area of Mount Catherine.


A last minute decision to attempt a SOTA Activation on the last full day of summer 2014, led us to choose Mount Catherine, behind the Summit East (Hyak) ski area, near Snoqualmie Pass. 

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Angeline-Heart Activation Aug 21, 2014

Summit: 
W7W/KG-065

Located in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness off the West Fork Foss River Trail #1064 near Skykomish, this peak is between Big Heart and Angeline lakes. Big Heart Lake is about a 7.3 mile hike in, and the trail is steep and rocky at times. You'll also pass Trout, Copper and Little Heart Lakes on your way with wonderful scenery at all times.

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Surprise Mtn Activation - Sept 2, 2014

Summit: 
W7W/KG-012

Surprise Mountain is right off of Section J of the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 in Washington. We were hiking south from the Steven’s Pass trailhead and camped at Deception Lakes - about 17.5 miles from the trailhead. From that point, it is only 1.3 miles and a 1300’ gain up the Surprise Mountain Trail #1063 to the summit. Following the horse camp signs along a very well maintained trail got me on the right path.