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3780 Top Loaded Mountain - July 6, 2019

Summit: 
w7w/pl-089

3780 Top Loaded Mountain is an easy 4 point summit in Washington. I was able to activate this summit while out camping with my family at nearby Chehalis RV and Camping Resort. Looking for summits nearby to activate using my SOTA Spotter app 3780 Top Loaded Mountain and Rooster Rock showed up and both had been activated already. Usually that's a good sign that there is a good way to the summit.

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Spanish Peak, Oregon | July 2019

Summit: 
W7O/CE-040

Spanish Peak is a rough road to a gorgeous 360 view of the Ochoco National Forest and John Day valley. The last half mile to the summit is especially white knuckle as you drive up a road barely wide enough for you car with a steep drop off to the left. But once you're there, the view is amazing! You'll drive past and above the radio tower to the remnants of an old fire lookout. There's plenty of space to park and turn around on the top. Very few trees up there and some steep drop offs, especially to the North.

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Rooster Rock - July 6, 2019

Summit: 
w7w/pl-096

Rooster Rock is an easy 4 point summit in Washington.  I was able to activate Rooster Rock while out camping with my family at nearby Chehalis RV and Camping Resort.  Looking for summits nearby to activate using my SOTA Spotter app Rooster Rock and 3780 Top Loaded Mountain showed up and both had been activated already.  Usually that's a good sign that there is a good way to the summit.

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1460, Oregon | August 2019

Summit: 
W7O/NC-121

K7FOP and I joked that this summit report could be summed up in two words: “NOT RECOMMENDED”. But I’ll go into more detail if you’re up for an adventure with your GPS and machete in hand. It’s a heck of a bushwhack for just one point. For a much easier drive up point, try Little Hebo North of Hwy 22.

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W7O/CE-298, Peak# 4676 Access

Summit: 
W7O/CE-298

Today after completing an activation of Round Butte near Madras Oregon I scouted a possible access route to Peak# 4676, W7O/CE-298 which is located kind of SE of Grizzly Mountain (W7O/CE-135) near Prineville OR.  I found a satellite image of a decent looking parking area off of Grizzly road that would leave about a 2 mile hike up a ridge to the summit.  If you google map 11300 Grizzly Road, Prineville OR you will be in the neighborhood of where I was going to look.  Unfortunately just past this address on Grizzly Road is a gate with lots of very important looking signage...

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Crater Peak, OR | August 2019

Summit: 
W7O/CS-026

Crater Peak is a pleasant trail hike in Crater Lake National Park. It's been covered in a trip report by Phil-NS7P, so this should be considered a supplement. It's about 6.4 miles round trip, and although the sign at the trailhead says 765 feet of gain, that's net - the gross is more like 1,364 feet with all the ups and downs along the trail. 

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Lookout Mountain, OR | August 2019

Summit: 
W7O/CM-038

One of the many summits named "Lookout Mountain" in Oregon - this one is west of Sunriver and is a near drive-up with a half-mile road walk and about 200 feet of gain. It's also easy to reach by following GPS map directions.

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Browns Mountain, OR | August 2019

Summit: 
W7O/CM-085

Browns Mountain, west of Sunriver, despite being pretty close to a paved road, was a tough bushwack for Roland-K7FOP and I, as we pursued several "shortcuts." So we recommend walking about 2.4 miles on forest roads, and a final steep ascent of about 1/10 mile. Total is about 900 feet of gain. If there's a better way to get to the AZ, please write up an updated trip report. 

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Snowking Mountain, WA | July 2019

Summit: 
W7W/SK-048

Snowking is quite the challenge to get to. The road to the trailhead, not so much.  Travis, my climbing partner, and I accessed the trail head via Highway 20, and then via Cascade River Road in Marblemount. Forest Service Road 1570 takes off on the right just after mile marker 14, to get you to the trailhead. There is a couple of Creek crossings, but  We went on a thursday night and suffered for the first five miles of super steep climber's trail.

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Mount Hebo, Oregon

Summit: 
W7O/NC-006

This blog entry is for those wanting to hike to the Mount Hebo summit in lieu of driving.  Drive up Mount Hebo Road from Hwy 22 approximately 4.5 miles to the Hebo Lake Campground.  There is a day use parking area at the campground with a $5 day use fee.  The Pioneer Indian Trail begins from the parking area and heads south into the forest.  The trail is well defined and meanders for 4 1/2 miles through the forest with occassional meadows to just below the Mount Hebo summit.  Don't be fooled by the