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A nice winter trip

Summit: 
W7W/RS-059

2012-02-12 Tumtum Peak W7W/RS-059 CN96br59

I could not go out for a long time. I had a lot of problems and was afraid of avalanche danger. Previous weekend I went out for an expedition hike towards Ararat peak. Avalanche danger was low, with declining tendency. Despite this I still did not want to go on any steep open terrain. Many would not think that even a small amount of snow can kill you.

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Trip Report "Moonbounce Mtn"

Summit: 
W7W/SK-115

After activating W7W/SK-113 the evening before (see trip report for Second Hop Summit), we rose from our camp in the gravel pit.  We made hearty breakfast and broke camp but before leaving we found a few lonely tin cans in the gravel pit to practice our marksmanship. 

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Trip Report "Second Hop Summit"

Summit: 
W7W/SK-113

There is no trail to this summit.  Take Hwy 20 East from Burlington.  3 miles after the town of Concrete turn left on a logging road marked "Jackman Creek Road".  Follow this road for approx 11 miles to (N48.57127 W121.63747).  This can be accomplished by staying on the main road and not taking any spurs (most are gated) This waypoint is actually about 100 yards up a spur road.  Continue past this waypoint up the spur road where it will terminate in a gravel pit in approx. 1/4 mile. During summer months a 4WD vehicle is not necessary. 

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Monte Carlo, WA | Nov-2012

Summit: 
W7W/MC-061

This fall I have been dreading doing activations in the rain - and I haven't yet - I did this activation in the SNOW. The weather reports described a snow level of about 4000' - I found some snow at 2800' and had to turn the car around less than a minute later because it was too slick. Fortunately, this was near the route to the summit.

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Bandera Mountain, WA | Nov-2012

Summit: 
W7W/KG-073

Lots of folks have written about climbing Bandera Mountain – but very few go past the false summit at 5157 feet. The final half mile and 100 feet of elevation gain to the summit took me almost an hour – difficulties with route finding and boulder hopping might put Bandera into the “Not Recommended” list for some Activators. You might consider nearby Mount Defiance as it should be an easier six points.

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Davis Peak Activation - 3 Nov 2012

Summit: 
W7W/LC-118

This was my first SOTA summit activation.  Due to the weather (rain and heavy fog) I chose a summit close to home.  Davis Peak is a major radio repeater site about 13 miles east of Woodland at Exit 21 from I-5.

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"Chasers Rock" (Peak 4980), OR | Oct-2012

Summit: 
W7O/CN-082

Peak 4980, to be known throughout SOTAdom as "Chasers Rock," is an easy activation just south of Mount Hood, Oregon. It has great views (in the right weather) and some wilderness character about it. And there is an old trail that makes access fairly easy.

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Devil's Peak, OR | Oct-2012

Summit: 
W7O/CN-033

Devil's Peak is an easy hike, even if it's not an easy drive. After starting your hike from the Turnaround Trailhead you'll be at the summit after only a mile and a half and 700 feet of ga

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Video Trip Report Sauk Mtn

Summit: 
W7W/SK-096

Here is my video trip report from August 11, 2012 of Sauk Mountain in Skagit County, WA.  This is a relativaly easy hike (less than 2 miles, about 1,200 ft. of gain) and is right off of Highway 20 near Concrete, WA.  If you're traveling over the Cascade Pass, it's a must do.  Be aware that it's a very popular hike. 

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A pleasant end to a late summer

Summit: 
W7W/SN-074

When I heard that the long-standing dry and sunny weather we'd been having for weeks was about to end on Friday, I cleared a day off work on Thursday and determined to take another stab at Mt McCausland.  The drive to the trailhead is pretty straightforward.