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Idaho - Spot Mountain 12June2019

Summit: 
W7I/IC-093

The trail to Spot Mountain is a typical multi-switchback route rising from the steep Selway River Canyon walls to long undulating ridges.  These ridges were used historically by American Indians as routes to bison hunting areas in the eastern plains from the lowlands of the Salmon and Snake river drainages that supported huge runs of salmon and steelhead. 

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Montana - Lookout Mountain 30September2018

Summit: 
W7M/RC-111

Lookout Mountain is a US Forest Service active Lookout.  Though not has high as some surrounding summits, it is typical of lookouts having good forest views.  The summit is accessible by automobile.  Trees are available for hanging wire antennas.  &

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Montana - Sweeney Peak 26 September 2018

Summit: 
W7M/RC-017

Spectacular peaks of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness are in view from this summit.  September visits are rewarded with brilliant yellow to orange needled alpine larch, a deciduous high elevation conifer and many times snowfall. 

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Beaver Hill 2860, Plain WA

Summit: 
W7W/CH-235

Nice hike in the Lake Wenatchee area near Plain WA.  From US 2 turn onto HY 207 at Coles corner.  Turn right onto HY 207 and follow through Plain WA and continue to the top of the hill  (47.753780, -120.646782) where there is a large parking lot.  The trail head is across the road on the south side of the road.  

The trail is good but steep in places but there are good views along the way.  The hike to the summit is .78 miles.  There is little view at the summit but the area is large enough to erect an EFHW or dipole antenna.

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Meteor Scatter Park - Memorial Day 2020

Summit: 
W7W/FR-075

Getting there

From Seattle: Take Highway 2 east to Wenatchee, go north on 97 to Tonasket. Go east on Highway 20 to Republic and then head north on Highway 21 until you hit Malo, WA.

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Loser Ridge - Field Day 2020

Summit: 
W7W/CW-074

During the summer you can drive up to the summit of Loser Ridge and there are two ways up. One that requires a great deal of fortitude, 4x4 and a good deal of clearance. The other is the "easy" way that you could get up with a normal vehicle.  Ask me which one I took up ;) 

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Bare Mountain, WA | June 2020

Summit: 
W7W/LC-061

Bare Mountain is an easy bushwhack up from a decent-quality dirt road. There are several approaches, but this one is by far the easiest - and may have once been a trail to the summit. I recommend GPS, as there is no defined trail and coming down it is hard to follow your own tracks - though if you stay east of the original tracks you will still come out on the road. I could probably make it down NF-311 in a sedan. We walked from the pull-off on NF-311.

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West Twin Rocks, WA | June 2020

Summit: 
W7W/LC-057

Twin Rocks is a pair of peaks above a ridge. The best access road is NF-54, from Carson, WA to nearly the trailhead for Soda Peaks Lake, then turn left on NF-34. NF-54 is almost entirely paved, but NF-34 is a lower-quality gravel road with overhanging branches and small rocks rather than large gravel. Having high clearance really helped, although a substantial distance could be made in a sedan, and the rest easily walked.

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Lone Butte - June 2020

Summit: 
W7W/LC-040

After my success over at Break In Pk., I continued on to Lone Butte to give it another go, after my previously failed attempt. Access remains the same, only take the road in if PNW pinstriping is something you like to adorn your paint.

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Break In Peak - June 2020

Summit: 
W7W/LC-080

In a normal year, this would be an easy 4-point drive-up. Driving access is via Forest Road 8303 (Ape Cave Rd.), 8303340, and 8303341. From the end of 8303341 the summit is ~500' to the NW, where the trail ducks off the ridgeline you would just continue straight to the summit.