Shady Trail

Decent tree cover for most of the trail
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Mount Bailey, OR | September 2016

Summit: 
W7O/CS-004

Mount Bailey near Diamond Lake is a great hike to fantastic views but
it requires some effort to get those views - about 10 miles round trip

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Bunker Hill, OR | September 2016

Summit: 
W7O/CS-090

Here's another summit in the Diamond Lake area to activate if you have a few hours to spare - it's a short hike, but there's no trail. And note that there are three Oregon summits with this same name.

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Bates Point, OR (Peak 2360) | August 2016

Summit: 
W7O/NC-097

Bates Point (Peak 2360) is a drive-up summit in the Coast Range of Oregon - specifically in the Tillamook State Forest. Roads in the Tillamook Forest are usually good - however the signage and documentation are remarkably poor. What's on the ground doesn't necessarily match your GPS map or what in Google Earth and vice versa.

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Ben Smith, OR (Peak 2592) | August 2016

Summit: 
W7O/NC-083

Ben Smith (Peak 2592) is a summit with a short but steep hike in the Coast Range of Oregon - specifically in the Tillamook State Forest. Roads in the Tillamook Forest are usually good - however the signage and documentation are remarkably poor. What's on the ground doesn't necessarily match your GPS map or what in Google Earth and vice versa.

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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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Attempted summit of Buzzard Butte

Summit: 
W7O/NC-050

Lesson learned: all forest roads are not created (nor maintained) equal. Buzzard Butte has two seeminly viable routes for approach: off HWY101 from the east via Farmer Creek Road, and from the west near Pacific City via Sandlake Rd. I discovered the east route, although still viable, is a much longer hike than I was planning for. Farmer Creek Rd becomes a forest road and is fairly drivable up to the point that it forks to NF-1034 (45.2585, -123.9035).

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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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Wildcat Mountain, OR | July 2016

Summit: 
W7O/WV-046

It makes for a very long day (about 17 miles total), but this Wildcat Mountain (WV-046) can also be reached from Huckleberry Mountain via the Plaza Ridge Trail #783 and the Douglas Trail #781. It's also quite beautiful - a stunning ridge hike in the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness.

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July 27, 2016 activation of Cape Mountain by NS7P

Summit: 
W7O/CC-071

This pleasant summit requires a nice, moderate hike through a forested area, coming out onto a wildflower filled hillside meadow.  The summit is at the top of the meadow.  There are interpretive signs and a bench that provide a good operating position.