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Hurricane Hill, WA | March 2018

Summit: 
W7W/NO-086

Hurricane Hill is the high point of Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park. It's a fairly easy hike in the summer season, and quite a ways farther in the winter on snowshoes. The summer hike is about 3.0 miles round trip, while in winter it will be closer to 5.6 miles. Although the net elevation gain is about 500 feet, you'll be going up and down along the ridge for more elevation gain, especially in winter.

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Chandler Mountain, OR | November 2018

Summit: 
W7O/CC-044

Chandler Mountain is near the old Valsetz town site and pond (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valsetz,_Oregon). This is the first summit I activated back in 2012. To get there, head to Falls City 10 miles South-West of Dallas. Once in Falls City, head through town crossing the bridge. Continue untill you reach Chamberlain Road this will turn in to Valsetz Road which will turn into gravel. There is a gate which is closed during fire season. From the gate follow the road for about 12 miles.

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W7O/CE-278, 5580 - 1701m, 4 Points 1st Activation November 2018

Summit: 
W7O/CE-278

"5580" is a four-point summit approximately 25 miles northeast of Prineville, OR. It is fairly easy to reach by roads with a short pack to the summit. The summit was activated for the 1st time on 24-Nov-2018 by Roland - K7FOP and myself Shelby -N7SHG.

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Badger Butte, OR | July 2017

Summit: 
W7O/CN-013

Badger Butte is a four-point summit east of Mount Hood. It's a bit of trouble to reach and the last bit to the summit is cross-country, but only a half mile through fairly open forest. There are no views at the top to reward you - just contacts on the air with your fellow SOTA folks.

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Hat Point, OR | June 2017

Summit: 
W7O/NE-055

In the remote corner of the remote corner of Northeast Oregon are the Wallowa Mountains. On the eastern edge of the state, looking down into the Snake River Canyon is Hat Point, a drive-up six-point summit. 

Head east on 350 from Joseph, Oregon 30 miles to Imnaha. From there, you'll take Hat Point Road another 10 miles to the lookout and summit of Hat Point. This gravel road is steep in places, and narrow, but can be driven in a passenger car.

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Fall Mountain, OR | July 2017

Summit: 
W7O/NE-096

Here's a drive-up summit with a fire lookout (one you can rend) in Eastern Oregon. You might spring for a lookout reservation and enjoy being chased all day long - but you can also stay below te lookout on the road and let the occupants enjoy their solitude while you activate this peak.

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Lake Butte, OR | June 2017

Summit: 
W7O/NE-080

Here's an easy road walk in Eastern Oregon of about 2.1 miles round trip and 400 feet of gain. Interestingly, there's only one "Lake Butte" in Oregon - and there's no lake near it.

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Dixie Butte, OR | June 2017

Summit: 
W7O/NE-046

If you find yourself along the eastern stretches of Highway 26 and have a high clearance vehicle, this would be a nice hike of about 2.5 miles round trip to an operating fire lookout. You may elect to drive to the summit, but you may find it more comfortable to hike the narrow steep section. There was snow partially blocking the road in late June, another reason to walk the last bit.

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Wildcat Mountain, OR | July 2017

Summit: 
W7O/CE-095

Here's a nice 2.4 mile round trip hike on a quiet forest road, east of Prineville. Don't get this Wildcat Mountain mixed up with the other three summits with the same name in Oregon.

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Monte Cristo HP, WA | Nov 2018

Summit: 
W7W/MC-056

Here for some activation fun west of Trout Lake, Washington is Peak 4420 or Monte Cristo Range High Point. It's a bit out of the way, but is a near drive-up four pointer accessed by a road that a passenger car can handle. 

Needless to say, a GPS is a good help for finding this summit. There are other roads leading there, but the directions below are for a gravel road in good condition.