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Mt St Helens, WA | March 2022

Summit: 
W7W/LC-001

On the last weekend of no permits a weather window opened up for an overnight hike & early morning activation of Mt St Helens. The trail was covered with snow to the parking lot. I hit the trail at 1:20am and made good time to chocolate falls on skis. Somewhere heading up the ridge I had to make the switch to bootpacking the skis. Heavier backpack, but faster travel overall. 

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2399, Or | March 2022

Summit: 
W7O/NC-091

Confirming Bill WJ7WJ's report a couple years ago, this peak contunues to be a drive-up. Like Bill, I managed to activate it by hiking up the OHV trail to the southwest of the peak, but confirmed the drive-up path exists and is workable in all but the most fragile passenger car. If your transport has gone to South Saddle, it can do this one too.

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Brief Grizzly Mountain Notes

Summit: 
W7O/CE-135

Just a couple of notes about Grizzly Mountain.  First, dont try to google map the directions to the road (NW Grizzly Mountain Road).  Ive been up there many times since I grew up over there but never tried google just to see what it said.  Today I did. Im not sure where google was going, but Im sure it would have never actually gotten me to the correct turn off.  Id still be wondering through the sage brush on the completely wrong side of the mountain.

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Mt Bachelor, OR - the Easy Way | March 2022

Summit: 
W7O/CM-005

So in my continuing series on how to summit the easy way, I loaded up the family for the tail end of spring break and headed over to Bend, OR.  The weather was gorgeous with just a bit of wind blowing.  That contributed to delaying my activation time by an hour due to the lift not yet in service.  In the meantime, we skiied the lower slopes.  Snow was icy in places particularly the sides of runs and the upper reaches.  Once the Summit lift opened, I grabbed my pack and headed up.

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Agency Hill, OR March 2022

Summit: 
W7O/CE-187

If ever in the area I highly recommend detouring up to Agency Hill. The mountain itself recently burned in the 2-4-2 Fire but the view from above is amazing. You look down at Crooked Creek, a winding creek in the basin that eventually gets to Agency Lake. Upper Klamath, Shasta, Mountain Lakes caldera, Crater Lake rim, McLoughlin, Pelican. You can see so much. This whole area has a lot to offer. Lots of eye candy! High clearance vehicle recommended. Follow any map straight up to summit. Plenty of area to set up but you may get a little sooty and it can be dusty.

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Wocus Butte, OR March 2022

Summit: 
W7O/CE-158

A cluster of summits  in the northern Klamath Basin have been on my list for a while but it is quite a drive and wildfires and smoke have also stopped me. However, with the limited snow, I thought I would see if I could make it work for Wocus and Little Wocus Butte before the end of winter bonus, making the day trip a bit more worth it. It took a little bit of effort and luck to make it happen. This summary is for both since I did both in one day and encourage others to possibly give it a try too.

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Little Wocus, OR March 2022

Summit: 
W7O/CE-179

A cluster of summits  in the northern Klamath Basin have been on my list for a while but it is quite a drive and wildfires and smoke have also stopped me. However, with the limited snow, I thought I would see if I could make it work for Wocus and Little Wocus Butte before the end of winter bonus, making the day trip a bit more worth it. It took a little bit of effort and luck to make it happen. This summary is for both since I did both in one day and encourage others to possibly give it a try too.

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Dovre Peak, OR | April 2022

Summit: 
W7O/NC-021

The Nestucca River Byway is a very secluded and off-the-beaten-path route through the North Coastal Range, between HW6 to the North and HW18/HW22 to the South. It's paved from Carlton at least as far West as the turnoff South to Willamina, but not maintained in the winter, so the sign says when approaching from the East from Carlton.

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W7Y/TT-086 - Steve Baugh Peak in Winter

Summit: 
W7Y/TT-086

I activated W7Y/TT-086, AKA Steve Baugh peak, last summer. It's a beautiful summer hike with spectacular views of the Tetons. The approach is pretty moderate in summer or winter. I decided to do it again this winter and had a perfect, calm, bluebird day with specatacular views of the Teton range.

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Peak 5779 Idaho | March 2022

Summit: 
W7I/SI-217

This summit is directly North across the township of Lava Hot Springs ID. located on state land.  You can either hike from Lava Hot Springs or drive a short distance crossing highway 30 from the main exit into Lava and park next to the RR tracks.