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Strawberry Lookout/Benchmark W7W/LC-018

Summit: 
W7W/LC-018

Access Info:  Take SR25 south from Randle or north from Cougar.  Head west on SR99 for 4.5 mi to the Bear Meadow Viewpoint.  Restrooms at the viewpoint parking area.  Read the interpretive signage at this viewpoint since this is where many of the iconic photographs were made of the St. Helens eruption in process by photographer Reynolds, who barely escaped with his family.

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Whittier Peak W7W/LC-004

Summit: 
W7W/LC-004

Access:  Since SR26 is closed from the north due to a washout, you must come in on SR26 from the south. Take SR25 south out of Randle then SR99 west towards Windy Ridge.  At approx 11 mi in, take SR26 north for about 1 mi to the Norway Pass TH parking area.  Restrooms are available.

Note:  The Independance Ridge trail is closed due to a washout.

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Dome Rock, OR | August 2016

Summit: 
W7O/WV-031

Just north of Detroit, Oregon are a nice bunch of summits - Dome Rock is especially good. The Tumble Ridge Trail takes you to Dome Rock on a pleasant forest hike of only about 1.5 miles and 500 feet total gain.

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Green Point Mountain, OR | August 2016

Summit: 
W7O/CN-047

There are several ways to get to Green Point Mountain - I choose the shortest hike, which of course required the most uncomfortable drive (i.e., high clearance and paint you don't care about).

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Goat Mountain W7W/LC-021

Summit: 
W7W/LC-021

Access:  Since SR26 is closed from the north due to a washout, you must come in on SR26 from the south. Take SR25 south out of Randle then SR99 west towards Windy Ridge.  At approx 7 mi in, take SR25 north to 1/4 mi past the Ryan Lake Interpretive Site road.  Take the TH road west for about 1/2 mi.

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Tanner Butte, OR | August 2016

Summit: 
W7O/CN-056

Tanner Butte is perhaps the most remote SOTA summit in Oregon's Northern Cascades. Despite many resources that point out the trail length at 17 miles, measured from the GPS track it shows up as right at 20 miles round trip, with 4500 feet of elevation gain.

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First SOTA Activation: Graham Mtn - Chelan County, Washington - July 23-25, 2016 - Part 2

Summit: 
W7W/CH-123

Chelan Crest SOTA Outing July 23-25, 2016 – Part 2.   See separate report on PNWSOTA website with background on outing and day 1 description. The total trip was approximately 25 miles RT, with approximately 7,000 feet elevation gain, including ups and downs in between the various peaks. This is report 2 of 4, Graham Mountain.

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Mores Mountain, ID | July 2016

Summit: 
W7I/BC-070

This was my second activation of Mores Mountain.  This Mountain makes for a nice double with Shafer Butte.  See our (w/K7ZO) previous trip report for more information.  Parking at the forest service picnic ground at the saddle between the two summits makes a nice base camp for restocking or having lunch before/after the activations.  Note there is a $5 per car self-pay to drive into the picnic area.  Picnic tables and pit toilets along with the central location

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Pinnacle and Plummer Peaks, Tatoosh Range

Summit: 
W7W/PL-008

Made a couple of contacts. Not sure if Plummer Peak has a sota identifier. Will return to the range later in the season and likely activate other peaks such as Unicorn.

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First SOTA Activations: Crow Hill; Graham Mtn; Olivia Mtn & Pyramid Mtn - Chelan County, Washington - July 23-25, 2016 - Part 1

Summit: 
W7W/CH-115

Like a 50 mile long sapphire snake, sparkling Lake Chelan dominates north central Washington State as a geological and recreational wonder.  The name Chelan is a Salish Indian word, "Tsi - Laan," meaning 'Deep Water'.   Ringed on both east and west sides by giant mountains leaping skyward steeply, the Lake Chelan Gorge is one of the deepest in the US.  With a water level of 1,100 feet, and Bonanza Peak topping out at 9,511 feet, there is vertical relief of 8,411 feet within 10 miles of Lake Chelan.  Our crowning objective on this SOTA outing was an un-Activated Pyramid Mountain, 8,243 feet high and a mere 3.16 miles from Lake Chelan.  This afforded the opportunity of gazing down 7,143 feet at the crystalline water reflecting the bright Eastern Washington summer sun.   Along the route are strung 3 other SOTA summits, none of which had been previously Activated.  The total trip was approximately 25 miles RT, with approximately 7,000 feet elevation gain, including ups and downs in between the various peaks.  This is report 1 of 4, Crow Hill.