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Peak 3410, OR | August 2018


Peak 3410 is about 10 miles back into the Tillamook State Forest. Although once you get there it is really a near drive-up, the drive on those roads might feel like you've been hiking five miles by the time you get there. You'll want a high clearance vehicle, a good map, and GPS to reach this summit off Highway 6.  

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Bull of the Woods, OR | Sep 2018


Here is a lovely hike in the south reaches of the Clackamas watershed. The hike is about 6.5 miles round trip and 1000 feet of gain. Although about two hours from Portland, it's also a nice drive to the trailhead with good signage along the way. Only the last half mile or so would be challenging in a passenger car. 

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Peak 2814, (Best Regards) OR | August 2018


An easy one pointer in the Coast Range with a very short hike - using a GPS may help you find it in the maze of roads that is the Tillamook State Forest.

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Rogers Peak, OR | August 2018


Rogers Peak is the highest point in Tillamook County and the highest also in W7O/NC.

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Stimson logging fire closures


I was skunked today on my activation attempt for Round Top, due to fire risk closure. Here's a quick note to myself and other future activators concerning this.

Although Stimson maintains fairly open (hiking) public access rules for their property, they do close access entirely during Industrial Fire Protection Level (IFPL) II or higher. If you are activating in a Stimson propery area during the summer months, check the website ahead of time.

Stimpson western (Oregon) public access rules:

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Saint Marks Summit


John, Ralph and myself (Eric) made the trek to the summit of St Marks. The hike is very popular with 200+ on the trail on a nice week-end. The first half of the trail is well groomed and easy walking. The trail improvement stops about half way and from there on the trail is easy to follow but it is very root infested and so one needs to be constantly watching where one steps.

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Signal Buttes South


Signal Butte has been on my watch list for over a year and I was finally able to summit and activate it today.  This peak had never been activated.  Thanks to Nick KI7PTT for humoring me and coming along.

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Peak 7057 & Hawley Mnt.


Approxamatly 1 1/2 hours out of Boise. Reasonably passable roads. (all wheel drive Volvo XC-90).

BC-074 is first on the ridge line and has a nice open summit. Good views down into Pionneerville to the North and Horse Shoe bend to the South. Walk up to the summit is about a 1/3 of a mile and not to bad. I used a large pine tree to hang my antenna from but there is also a pole on the summit; however it does not have a halyard.

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Peak 2748, Oregon - Woodpile Hill


After a major delay in starting a planned morning activation, I started looking at more local peaks – mostly just to get outside and talk on the radio. Since there was no pressure and no one knew that I was going out, I thought it would be a good chance to go explore an unactivated summit.

North Coast Peak 2748 was selected as the target and after a little bit of research, I headed off west into the Tillamook State Forest unsure what I would really find.

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McKinley Ridge, WA


Directions: Take Sunset Falls Road east of Battleground to Sunset Campground. Turn right and cross the East Fork Lewis River on FS Road 41. Stay on FS 41 for approximately 9 miles to a large parking area atop McKinley Ridge. This is NOT the summit.