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White Mountain, CA Oct 2021

Summit: 
W6/NW-116

I hiked to White Mountain in a hurry in a race against sundown, we still needed to find a place to pitch a tent for the weekend before CQP started. It was a very pleasant hike and I wish I had more time. Most of the trek is on the PCT until you climb the final 400' up to the peak. The trail is beautiful, well forested and lots of great views and interesting rock formation. White is basically a bare rock mountain to the north consisting of milky green rock, maybe serpentine?, so it is white in appearance from a distance.

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Little Bear, WA | Nov 2021

Summit: 
W7W/CH-251

Before I dive in to the trip report, I want to make the access concerns clear to anyone reading. This summit is part of Cashmere Canyons, a privately-owned wildlife preserve. It is open to the public for hiking, but because its primary purpose is wildlife protection, it has a very short and specific list of allowed activities, and amateur radio is not among them. I am fortunate enough to be friends with the owner so I asked for permission to operate my KX2 here.

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Mount Maria is now on the Bad List

Summit: 
W7I/BC-098

Today was to be my second activation of Mount Maria just north of Horseshoe Bend, Idaho.  A different, more direct route up the south ridge was planned.

 

South Ridge - Mount Maria

 

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Red Mountain WA | November 2021

Summit: 
W7W/LC-036

Summary - Red Mountain is an easy two mile, 1400 foot climb from the gate to the summit along a poorly maintained road. There is a lookout tower and a couple of VHF/UHF installations on the open summit. The views are amazing! FSR6048, the road to the summit, is in poor condition but passable with 4WD and clearance. The gate location shown on the USFS maps is incorrect, it is actually at 45.920, -121.824. There is only room for one vehicle near the gate.

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Slategoat Mountain, MT | July, 2021

Summit: 
W7M/CL-005

17.6 miles; + 5,900 feet; -1,900 feet; From the TH near Gibson Dam

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Aschoff Buttes, OR | November 2021

Summit: 
W7O/CN-069

Aschoff Buttes is located within the Bull Run Watershed Management Unit (BRWMU) and is restricted to the general public by federal law. Locked gates are at all road entry locations. Authorized access is required to enter. The BRWMU is patrolled by Portland Water Bureau security personnel. Electronic surveillance is used to keep an eye on things.

The City of Portland offers guided tours June through October. Unfortunately, none of the tours include any of the SOTA summits.

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Bear Mountain, WA | Nov 2021

Summit: 
W7W/CH-225

Bear Mountain is an easy hike with a reasonable approach. The hike is about a 4 mile round trip with around 800 feet of elevation gain.

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Hickman Butte, OR | November 2021

Summit: 
W7O/CN-061

Hickman Butte is located within the Bull Run Watershed Management Unit (BRWMU) and is restricted to the general public by federal law. Locked gates are at all road entry locations. Authorized access is required to enter. The BRWMU is patrolled by Portland Water Bureau security personnel. Electronic surveillance is used to keep an eye on things.

The City of Portland offers guided tours June through October. Unfortunately, none of the tours include any of the SOTA summits.

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Grayback Mtn, WA | No Longer Accessible

Summit: 
W7W/MC-062

Despite many past descriptions on the Internet of access to the summit of Grayback Mountain on foot or by bike, as of Spring 2021 private property rights are being enforced and the route is posted "No Trespassing" in multiple places.

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Wildcat Mountain, OR | Oct 2021

Summit: 
W7O/WV-046

This Wildcat Mountain is the one south of Mt. Hood and is just an hour east of Portland, reachable on a paved road. The 2 mile (OW) trail is pleasant with a bit over 1000 feet of gain. In a few places along the trail there is some nice scenery but the summit itself is surrounded by trees and thus has no views.