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Peak 4816, OR | August 2017

Summit: 
W7O/CN-089

Peak 4816 is a near drive-up summit a bit east of Mount Hood, accessed mostly on paved Forest Service roads. The summit area has an small but interesting rock pinnacle. You should consider this summit in the Mount Hood 2m FM "dead zone" as we were not able to raise anyone on 146.52 except a sked with a nearby S2S.

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Peavine Mountain, OR | August 2017

Summit: 
W7O/CN-044

Peavine Mountain is a drive-up summit a bit east of Mount Hood, accessed mostly on paved Forest Service roads. You should consider this summit in the Mount Hood 2m FM "dead zone" as we were not able to raise anyone on 146.52, even after begging on the Mt. Hood repeater.

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Sorta-SOTA on the beach

This wasn't an actual SOTA operation, but it was done in SOTA style.  For today's Eclipse QSO Party, I took my SOTA gear to Oregon's Devil's Kitchen State Beach.

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Cedar Butte, Oregon / August 2017

Summit: 
W7O/NC-018

Travel on Highway 6, and turn north onto Cedar Butte Road between milepost 17 and 18. Drive over the bridge and continue straight at the Muesial Creek Road junction (0.1 mile). There are signs at each junction that direct you to Cedar Butte, however, mark your mileage here and watch for posted signs. The trailhead is 5.7 miles from this point. At 2.0 miles turn right at the “Y” intersection. At 4.8 miles, the Cedar Butte Road veers left. Continue another 0.7 mile to the trailhead.

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Peak 1804, OR | August 2017

Summit: 
W7O/NC-112

Here's a drive-up summit a few miles off Highway 26 when you are on your way to the coast. Not from from the well-trod Saddle Mountain, W7O/NC-004, it's one more point for the ambitious activator. The roads are easily traveled in a passenger car.

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Humbug Mountain, OR | August 2017 - Closed

Summit: 
W7O/NC-028

This summit is north of Highway 26 on the way to the coast from Portland.

In August 2017 Lewis & Clark Timberlands has posted the road to Humbug Mountain "Land closed to public entry due to high fire danger."

It has been open to foot traffic in the past and it may be open again sometime. 

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Boiler Ridge, OR - Closed to Entry

Summit: 
W7O/NC-053

This summit is north of Highway 26 on the way to the coast from Portland.

Weyerhauser has now posted much (all?) of their property as "No Trespassing."

(August 2017)

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10K Chaser Points

After nearly two years of less than dedicated seat time I was able to collect my 10,000 SOTA chaser points.  This is my 2nd set of 10K points.  The first being when I operated and chased as WA6RIC.  Moving to Oregon some three years ago, I gave up my W6 callsign for a W7.  I then made the decision to start chasing again in W7O land.  However, I soon found out that my QTH is not in the best location.  Being on the coast (Newport) I have the hills and the Coastal Ranges backing up to me.  That and low sunspots and generally bad band conditio

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Grindstone Mountain

Summit: 
W7O/NC-014

This summit had never been activated and I now know why!  The USGS maps would have you believe there is a road to the summit.  There actually was a road when the forestry lookout was standing, but the last 1-1/2 miles of road is now overgrown and would take some guts and a great off-road 4-wheeler to traverse it.  These same last miles are steep and unrelenting, though completely forested.  When the so-called road ends. there are a few hundred feet of vertical trail required to reach the summt.