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Nipple Butte, Oregon | July 2019

Summit: 
W7O/NE-088

Nipple Butte is a peak in the Malheur National Forest.

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Olympic Mountains traverse, WA 7/17/19-7/21/19

Summit: 
W7W/NO-264, et al.

Howdy,

I'll be traversing Olympic National Park from Sol Duc in the North to Quinault in the South from Wednesday July 17th to Sunday July 21st. We'll travel along the Bailey Range, then out via the Skyline Trail.

Most of the peaks along the way have not been activated, and I'll try to get up as many as I can.

I'll be monitoring the Gold Mountain-WW7RA repeater in Bremerton, then try direct on 146.52. WW7RA repeater: 146.62, -0.6Mhz offset, tone 103.5. I'll also try to spot myself using aprs, but I've never done it before so we'll see how that goes.

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Salmoncon S2S QSO Party this Friday July 12th

This weekend is the annual Salmoncon pQRP 'con' up at Valley Camp near North Bend, WA.

https://sites.google.com/site/pnwqrpgroup/salmoncon

I'm coordinating an S2S QSO party for the event. The target to be on a summit is noon (1900 UTC). We will use 146.58 FM for local coordination / S2S contacts. Many stations will also be running HF, so keep an eye on SOTAWatch.

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Sisters View, OR (Peak 4260) | July 2019

Summit: 
W7O/CE-303

Sisters View is 1.8 miles RT hike of about 600 feet gain or, perhaps less if your vehicle is capable.

This summit is near several others, Gray Butte-W7O/CE-180, Grizzly Mountain-W7O/CE-135 and Pine Ridge-W7O/CE-208.

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Gray Butte, OR | July 2019

Summit: 
W7O/CE-180

Depending on how far you choose to drive, Gray Butte will be a 1.4 mile road hike (OW) with about 1200 feet gain. There's another summit that could add another two points with 1.8 miles of hiking or, less if your vehicle is capable.

This summit is near several others, Grizzly Mountain-W7O/CE-135 and Pine Ridge-W7O/CE-208.

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Pine Ridge, OR | July 2019

Summit: 
W7O/CE-208

Pine Ridge is a steep hike of a little less than one mile (OW) and 800' vertical, close to Gray Butte-W7O/CE-180 and Grizzly Mountain-W7O/CE-135 so you might consider doing other peaks in the area.

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Lookout Mountain, OR | July 2019

Summit: 
W7O/CE-039

Lookout Mountain is a lovely hike of about 1.75 miles (OW), close to Round Mountain-W7O/CE-045 so you might consider doing both of those peaks. Note that there are MANY Lookout Mountains - this one is east of Prineville.

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Round Mountain, OR | July 2019

Summit: 
W7O/CE-045

Round Mountain is a road hike of about 2 miles one-way and 1000 feet of gain. It's close to Lookout Mountain-W7O/CE-039 so you might consider doing both of those peaks.Note that there are FIVE Round Mountains in Oregon, with one in CE near Lakeview. This is the Round Mountain east of Prineville.

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Ochoco Mountains HP, OR | July 2019

Summit: 
W7O/CE-080

Ochocco Mountains High Point could be considered a drive-up summit...for some vehicles. Although most of the way is paved, your low clearance passenger vehicle will have problems with the road in places where you can't turn around. A quarter mile of walking to the summit is recommended - it's a neat spot.

About 30 miles east of Prineville on Highway 26, turn north on Forest Road 27. This may be described as Grant Springs Road, or Summit Road, depending on your resource. This is near milepost 49. 

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Vinegar Hill, OR, July 2019

Summit: 
W70/NE-035

Vinegar Hill is located in Oregon above the Middle Fork of the John Day River near Bates State Park. The veiws from the top are spectacular. It is easy to find as there is a sign from the Middle Fork road pointing to forest road 2010.  It reads 13 miles. The first six of those are good gravel accessible to any car. The next six are rutted and rocky and require a high clearance vehicle. The last mile is available to a 4x4 in late summer or early fall. When we were there on July 1st the road was blocked by snow, so we walked the last mile and 650ft of elevation.