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Driveway Butte, WA Activation - 18 June, 2014

Summit: 
W7W/OK-138

This summit has a generally well-maintained (and well-traveled) trail with a great view of the surrounding mountains. The top is mostly detritus with a few trees and boulders around for convenient lounging/operating. I liked the fact that two peaks can be activated off of the same trail – W7W/OK-159 is quite close, and well worth the additional time and effort.

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Fawn Peak, WA Activation - 10 June, 2014

Summit: 
W7W/OK-123

When you consider this peak for an early season trek, think "beautiful flowers, peaceful solitude, and great views". Early in June this year the hills are festive with colorful wildflowers. There is no trail, no signage, no parking lot... no hikers! And finally, the view - an unubstructed 360 degree view of green valleys, and snow-capped mountains. If you're comfortable with a little cross-country navigation, I recommend this one.

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Fox Butte Fire Lookout - First Activation 1Jun14

Summit: 
W7O/CE-091

Fox Butte is the site of a now defunct fire lookout tower that is listed in the National Historical Lookout registry. The road to the top is gated, leaving you with a hike of roughly 3/4 mile to the summit. That's if you're comfortable backing down an inclined double track about 1/4 mile - there is no, repeat no, turnaround.

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Dragontail Peak, WA | May 2014

Summit: 
W7W/CH-007

Dragontail Peak, near Leavenworth, WA, is a committed and remote alpine climb - it can't really be considered a hike. This trip report can only give an impression and some basic facts - you will need to prepare carefully and appropriately by reading guidebooks and climbing websites, and making sure you have the necessary skills, experience and equipment. You will need to be able to handle wilderness route finding, high angle snow ascent and descent, rock climbing, and challenging terrain.

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SOTA Activation: Throop Peak, Los Angeles County, California - May 26, 2014

Summit: 
W6/CT-005

Throop Peak is 2,785 meters, 9,138 feet elevation.  Blue Sky & Rarified Air.


 

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SOTA Activation: San Gabriel Peak, Los Angeles County, California - May 23, 2014

Summit: 
W6/CT-019

On a brief vacation in Southern California to visit family, I managed to activate three (3) SOTA peaks.  This is report 1 of 3 for this trip.


San Gabriel is 1,878 Meters, 6,161 feet elevation.  It is a 6 point SOTA Summit.

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Seaside Hamfest SOTA gathering

The Seaside Hamfest is coming up on June 6-8.  As in the last two years, we are having a Friday evening SOTA gathering at 6:30 pm.  This will be held at Pizza Harbor, 

 

http://www.pizzaharbor.com

 

Hope to see you there. 

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Chuckanut Mtn 20 May, 2014

Summit: 
W7W/SK-155

Identified by SOTA as Chuckanut Mtn, this peak is better known as Blanchard Mountain and is part of the Chuckanut Range. it is located on State Trust Land managed by the DNR. More information about the area may be found at:

www.blanchardmountain.org

A DNR Blanchard Forest Block map can be downloaded at:

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Peak 4620, OR | May 2014

Summit: 
W7O/CN-090

When the snow is gone, this is a easy two point summit not far off of Highway 26 east of Mount Hood.