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Mt Hagan, OR area summits: W7O/CM-143 and W7O/CM-120

Summit: 
W7O/CM-143

NF-2611 road leads to two summits north of Highway 126 near Leeburg, OR. Coming from Springfield, go about 27 miles east of the Main St/126 intersection. Turn north on NF-2611 (near MP 34) and follow the main road 4.5 miles to a large intersection and clearing. Each summit is worth two points.

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Mt. Nebo, W7O/WV-074, is off limits

Summit: 
W7O/WV-074

This 3407' two-point summit is inviting in photos. It rises up above the McKenzie River near Leeburg, OR. Unfortunately, it is currently off limits. As soon as you turn north off of Highway 126 you are met with a locked gate (at least on Wednesday, May 10, 2017) with signs warning against trespassing, etc.

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Chelan Butte - 4/21/17

Summit: 
W7W/CH-223

If the journey and the scenery are equally important as the activation, this is the summit for you. At about 4 miles, one-way and a modest 2650' of gain to a summit elevation of 3835', this summit offers a 360 degree view of the Columbia River and Chelan area.

This summit is located in the Chelan, WA.  Best access is by trail for best and varied views. There is also an access road to maintain the cell towers located on this site, which is a single lane unpaved, narrow, rocky road with drop offs used by maintenance personnel, hang glider folks and tourists.

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Silver Star Mtn via Rock Creek Camp

Summit: 
W7W/LC-058

Silver Star Mtn in southwest WA has incredible views of Portland and Vancouver, including the 5 major peaks.  On a clear day, you can easily see Saddle Mountain in the coast range.

See my trip report on the Wash Trails Assoc website, including my .gpx track.  I came in from the west from Rock Creek Camp.  Great 2wd road, good parking and a 2.0 mile hike to the summit.  Much, much better than the Sunset Falls north access road.  

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Sunday Fun on Skyline Ridge, OR | May 2017

Summit: 
W7O/WV-138

Had fun today Sunday 5/7 up at Skyline Ridge in West Linn. I got a last minute notice that Etienne K7ATN and Glenn KG7TDC were going up to this park not far from me, so why not? I loaded up the KX2 and my new toy the W4OP loop.after working a few guys on 146.52 (KG7VAK and NS0TA) we set up the loop on a camera tripod. we tuned  it up on 20 and Glenn worked a few using my paddle as a straight key, and then I took over for a quick 11 Qs-into the Midwest, southeast and CA All the sigs were strong - goes to show the band may be open even if you don't hear anything!

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Peak 7027, MT | April, 2017

Summit: 
W7M/BE-189

(0.2 miles, + 155 feet)

This summit is on USFS land & is covered by the Beaverhead-Deerlodge-Central map.  The area is open to motorized vehicles on designated routes Dec.3 – Oct. 14.

The trailhead may be approached either from the north (Moose Creek / Maiden Rock I-15 exit), or the south (Melrose I-15 exit).  The northern road has two stream crossings that could be problematic during high runoff.  The road from the Melrose exit (Trapper Creek Road) is better. 

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Peak 6885, MT | April, 2017

Summit: 
W7M/BE-192

(0.6 miles, + 560 feet)

This summit is on USFS land & is covered by the Beaverhead-Deerlodge-Central map.  The area is open to motorized vehicles on designated routes Dec.3 – Oct. 14.

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Peak 6870, MT | April, 2017

Summit: 
W7M/BR-150

(1.2 miles, + 1,100 feet)

From I-15:  Take Exit-99 (Moose Creek) & head east up the Moose Creek Road towards the Humbug Spires Wilderness Study Area.  Drive 2.9 miles up the Moose Creek Road (gravel) & park on the left side of the road near the fenced culvert that conveys flow for the drainage to the north under the road. 

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Peak 6697, MT | April, 2017

Summit: 
W7M/BR-155

(1.5 miles, + 930 feet)

From I-15:  Take Exit-99 (Moose Creek) & head east up the Moose Creek Road towards the Humbug Spires Wilderness Study Area.  Drive 2.9 miles up the Moose Creek Road (gravel) & park on the left side of the road near the fenced culvert that conveys flow for the drainage to the north under the road.  It is likely best to climb directly up this drainage.  I will describe the route that I took, which is a bit more circuitous, but still quite nice.

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First SOTA Activation: Tibbetts Mountain - Chelan County, Washington - April 29, 2017

Summit: 
W7W/CH-221

A bit of research showed several gems waiting to be Activated, while the high country is still buried in deep, unstable snow.  Tibbetts Mountain is a 4 point SOTA Summit, of a modest 4,115 feet elevation.  It has a fantastic vantage point, overlooking the beautiful Wenatchee River Valley, the City of Wenatchee, and several towns lying along SR 2, the major east / west highway connecting western and eastern Washington State.  We opted for the more reasonable north approach, which is mainly a very steep forest service road, with about 1/4 mile of easy off road climb along the summit ridge.  The total distance is 6.2 miles RT, with approximately 1,850 feet elvation gain.  A bonus was that the apple orchards in the Wenatchee River Valley were in full bloom, and the mountain flower were awaking from winter slumber.