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SOTA Activation: Throop Peak, Los Angeles County, California - May 26, 2014


Throop Peak is 2,785 meters, 9,138 feet elevation.  Blue Sky & Rarified Air.


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SOTA Activation: San Gabriel Peak, Los Angeles County, California - May 23, 2014


On a brief vacation in Southern California to visit family, I managed to activate three (3) SOTA peaks.  This is report 1 of 3 for this trip.

San Gabriel is 1,878 Meters, 6,161 feet elevation.  It is a 6 point SOTA Summit.

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Seaside Hamfest SOTA gathering

The Seaside Hamfest is coming up on June 6-8.  As in the last two years, we are having a Friday evening SOTA gathering at 6:30 pm.  This will be held at Pizza Harbor, 




Hope to see you there. 

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Chuckanut Mtn 20 May, 2014


Identified by SOTA as Chuckanut Mtn, this peak is better known as Blanchard Mountain and is part of the Chuckanut Range. it is located on State Trust Land managed by the DNR. More information about the area may be found at:


A DNR Blanchard Forest Block map can be downloaded at:

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Peak 4620, OR | May 2014


When the snow is gone, this is a easy two point summit not far off of Highway 26 east of Mount Hood.

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SOTA Activation: Rattlesnake Mountain, King County, Washington - May 15, 2014


On a training hike for our Switzerland Hiking / Climbing tour next July / August.  Accompanied by my wife Sharon and our Labrador Retriever Dexter.  Rattlesnake Mountain is a relatively easy 9.2 miles round trip (including preliminary walk to trail head from parking lot), gaining 2,500 feet +/- to a summit elevation of 3,517.  TH is is easily accessible from my home QTH in Bellevue, WA.  I-90 east to exit 32 in North Bend, then good but windy paved road to Rattlesnake Lake area.  The hike is through mostly wooded terrain, with some sections

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Trailhead Pass Enforcement in Southwest Washington

There are a bunch of different passes required to access public land for Summits on the Air - I currently have five and under some circumstances, I might need to acquire another. For example, the 35-year reciprocity between Oregon and Washington for Sno-Park permits ended in 2014 - if I do a winter activation in Washington I would need to get a $20 day pass or a $40 annual pass.

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Announcement: W7 S2S SOTA Activity Days Aug 2-3rd

In conjunction with the Colorado 14er Event on Aug  3rd, the Rocky Mountain SOTA 

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Lopez Hill Activation 4/26/14


All of our trips to Lopez Island seem to involve a bike ride, and today was no exception. After a brisk ride in this year's annual Tour de Lopez, KG7JEH and I left the latex-clad crowd at the finish line for some SOTA de Lopez action. As it turned out, that action didn't last too long before my battery was down to 10 volts and I called it a day.