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Successful Activation of Humpback Mountain on a Rainy, Windy Day! W7W/KG-076

Summit: 
W7W/KG-076

Inspired by WW7D's recent Activation of Humpback Mountain, I decided the relatively short drive to the Humpback Mountain trailhead was perfect. From my home in Bothell, Exit 47 on I-90 takes me about 45 minutes to reach. I've hiked numerous peaks in the Snoqualmie Pass area, but had never hiked Humpback.  Access to the trailhead was as described in WTA's hiking guide.

 

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Activation of "Sporadic-E Peak", aka South Slide Mountain, W7W/RS-019

Summit: 
W7W/RS-019

"Sporadic-E Peak" (W7W/RS-019) is known to hikers as South Slide Mountain or, simply, Peak 6620. This 8-point summit, located in the northeastern part of Mt. Rainier National Park offers spectacular views at the end of a vigorous, but straightforward hike. Most of the route is on well-established and maintained trails, although the final 1.5 miles is on an unofficial trail. The final mile takes you across a sharp ridge to several smaller (non-SOTA) peaks before arriving at S. Slide. The 9.5 mile round trip yields about 2,500' of elevation gain.

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Summited But No SOTA Contacts

Summit: 
W7O/CM-064

Sims Butte can be accessed via the Obsidian trail #3528.  This is within a high-use area and requires a $6.00 permit through www.recreation.gov.  Hike in about 3/4 mile and turn right off the trail to hike across a log-strewn area to the base of the butte.  The butte itself is heavily littered with downed trees and underbrush.  It is a tough climb, but fortunately the summit lies only about 500 vertical feet higher.  We used an old naked tree to string up the inverted vee antenna.

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SOTA Activation: Tahtlum Peak, Yakima County, Washington - August 16, 2015

Summit: 
W7W/MC-023

An 8 point SOTA Summit, activated on a beautiful, clear summer day, with good company, a successaful activation and capped off with a bracing swim in Dewey Lake made for a very memorable outing.  Approximately 6.25 Miles total travel and 2,100 feet gain, including the side trip to Dewey Lake, and climb out of the lake basin back to PCT / Naches Peak Loop Trail junction.

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Activation of Mt. Sawyer, W7W/KG-052

Summit: 
W7W/KG-052

Mt. Sawyer (W7W/KG-052) is a fun, easy 6 point summit that offers outstanding views of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and way beyond. The trail head has good accessibility from good gravel roads. The summit rises to 5,501' along the western end of the Tonga Ridge. The hike to the summit has 1,200' of elevation gain over about 3 miles (one way). The trails are well-maintained most of the way, although the final ascent includes some sections with vegetation encroaching into the trail. The summit itself has plenty of room for radios and masts, and some reasonably tall trees for wire antennas.

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July 12, 2015 - Lookout Mountain

Summit: 
W7O/CN-008

Shortest route is 2.2 miles round trip. 

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July 11, 2015 - Larch Mountain

Summit: 
W7O/WV-062

If you are hiking the short hike from the parking lot near the top, take the paved path to the far right of the parking lot.  The hike is less than a mile to the summit.  The summit is very small.  It is best to do this early in the morning I think as to not disturnb other hikers.  As we were leaving over 100 people were comin

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SOTA Activation: Tolmie Peak, Pierce County, Washington - June 21, 2015

Summit: 
W7W/RS-035

On the first day of Summer, 2015, a short and easy hike up to a lookout tower providing one of the best views of Mount Rainier.  Shady forest walk, a beautiful lake and a final ascent to a lookout tower that is periodically still manned.  A fine weather Sunday made for crowds, however 90% + of hikers stop at the lookout tower, which is not quite the actual summit of Tolmie Peak.

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Middle Chuckanut

Summit: 
W7W/WH-194

This is an easy summit near Bellingham, WA.  A good gravel road leads to a large parking area about 100 yards or so below the summit.  I prefer to operate from a flat rock outcropping up the hill and west of the parking lot.  There is just enough of a clearing to string up a 20 meter dipole and operate from the rock.

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First Activation of Guye Peak, Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

Summit: 
W7W/KG-078

As hikers, we've often considered hiking up Guye Peak, mainly due to it's prominance and close proximity to I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass. It has an appealing pyramidal shape when viewed from eastbound and westbound on I-90.  The are 2 main routes; an eastern and western approach. I chose the less technical western approach, using the access path adjacent to the very popular Snow Lakes Trailhead in the Alpental ski area.