Owyhee Mountains

The Owyhee Mountains are a mountain range in Owyhee County, Idaho and Malheur County, Oregon.[2]

Mahogany Mountain and the associated volcanic craters of the Lake Owyhee volcanic field are in the Owyhee Mountains of Oregon just east of the Owyhee Reservoir on the Owyhee River.[3]

The southeastern end of the range including the old mining area west of Silver City is referred to as the Silver City Range.[4] About 8.3 kilometres (5.2 mi) west of Silver City is the De Lamar ghost town in Jordan Creek below the mine workings on De Lamar Mountain to the south.[4] The area was active in the late 1880s. In the 1970s mining began again with the development of open pit silvergold mines on De Lamar Mountain.[5][6]

Owyhee Mountains
Owyhee Mountains
Highest point
PeakHayden Peak[1] (Owyhee County, Idaho)
Elevation2,561 m (8,402 ft)
Dimensions
Length40 mi (64 km) NNW-SSE
Geography
Owyhee Mountains is located in Idaho
Owyhee Mountains
location of Owyhee Mountains in Idaho [2]
CountryUnited States
StateIdaho, and Oregon
DistrictOwyhee County, Idaho and Malheur County, Oregon
Range coordinates42°58′51″N 116°39′31″W / 42.98083°N 116.65861°WCoordinates: 42°58′51″N 116°39′31″W / 42.98083°N 116.65861°W
Parent rangeOwyhee Mountain Range
Topo mapUSGS Cinnabar Mountain

References

  1. ^ Cinnabar Mountain, Idaho, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1990
  2. ^ a b "Owyhee Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ Cummings, Michael L., et al., Stratigraphic and structural evolution of the middle Miocene synvolcanic Oregon-Idaho graben, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 2000; v. 112, no. 5; pp. 668-682
  4. ^ a b Murphy, Idaho, 30x60 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1986
  5. ^ Bonnichsen, Bill; Epithermal Gold and Silver Deposits Silver City–De Lamar District, Idaho, University of Idaho, Idaho Geological Survey, Technical Report 83-4, 1983 PDF
  6. ^ De Lamar, Idaho, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1990

Further reading

  • Adams, Mildretta (1986) Sagebrush Post Offices, A History of the Owyhee Country, Idaho State University Press ISBN 978-0937834138
Bear River Range

The Bear River Range (also known as the Bear River Mountains), is a mountain range located in northeastern Utah and southeastern Idaho in the western United States.

Bruneau River

The Bruneau River is a 153-mile-long (246 km) tributary of the Snake River, in the U.S. states of Idaho and Nevada. It runs through a narrow canyon cut into ancient lava flows in southwestern Idaho. The Bruneau Canyon, which is up to 1,200 feet (370 m) deep and 40 miles (64 km) long, features rapids and hot springs, making it a popular whitewater trip.

The Bruneau River's drainage basin is bounded by the Jarbidge Mountains to the southeast, the Owyhee Mountains and Chalk Hills to the west, and the Bruneau Plateau to the east.

Celebration Park

Celebration Park is an archaeological park in the western United States, located in southwestern Idaho. It is the state's first archeological park and is adjacent to the Snake River near Melba and Walter's Ferry in Canyon County.It features camping, restrooms, drinking water, picnicking, self-guided tours and interpretive programs as well as fishing and access to hiking trails and the Snake River with a small day use fee. The elevation of the river at the park is approximately 2,250 feet (690 m) above sea level.

Jordan Creek (Owyhee River tributary)

Jordan Creek is a 99-mile (159 km) tributary of the Owyhee River in the northwestern United States. It flows generally west from near Silver City, Idaho, in the Owyhee Mountains to near Rome in the Oregon High Desert. Major tributaries are Big Boulder, Soda, Louse, Spring, Rock, Meadow, Combination, and Louisa creeks in Idaho and Cow Creek in Oregon. The creek is named for Michael M. Jordan, who led a party that discovered gold along the creek in 1863.

KRBX

KRBX, branded as Radio Boise, is a listener-supported, independent community radio station headquartered in Boise, Idaho, United States, broadcasting at 89.9 FM and 93.5 FM (on translator K228EK), presenting a freeform radio format. The station is operated by the non-profit Boise Community Radio Project and was established in 2011. Its main terrestrial transmitter is located in the Owyhee Mountains of eastern Oregon, and its city of license is Caldwell, Idaho, with a translator in downtown Boise (licensed to Garden City). It can be heard worldwide on the internet via streaming formats at radioboise.org.

List of mountain peaks of Idaho

This article comprises three sortable tables of major mountain peaks of the U.S. State of Idaho.

The summit of a mountain or hill may be measured in three principal ways:

The topographic elevation of a summit measures the height of the summit above a geodetic sea level. The first table below ranks the 40 highest major summits of Idaho by elevation.

The topographic prominence of a summit is a measure of how high the summit rises above its surroundings. The second table below ranks the 40 most prominent summits of Idaho.

The topographic isolation (or radius of dominance) of a summit measures how far the summit lies from its nearest point of equal elevation. The third table below ranks the 40 most isolated major summits of Idaho.

List of mountain ranges in Idaho

There are at least 114 named mountain ranges in Idaho. Some of these ranges extend into the neighboring states of Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Names, elevations and coordinates from the U.S. Geological Survey, Geographic Names Information System.

Albion Mountains, Cassia County, Idaho, el. 7,470 feet (2,280 m), 42°13′48″N 113°43′05″W

Arco Hills, Butte County, Idaho, el. 7,310 feet (2,230 m), 43°39′43″N 113°09′27″W

Aspen Range, Caribou County, Idaho, el. 7,831 feet (2,387 m), 42°40′51″N 111°28′18″W

Bally Mountains, Box Elder County, Utah, el. 8,051 feet (2,454 m), 41°57′49″N 113°28′25″W

Bannock Range, Bannock County, Idaho, el. 7,018 feet (2,139 m), 42°25′00″N 112°17′03″W

Bear River Range, Bear Lake County, Idaho, el. 8,356 feet (2,547 m), 42°09′17″N 111°36′15″W

Bear River Range, Cache County, Utah, el. 6,404 feet (1,952 m), 41°38′00″N 111°40′03″W

Beaverhead Mountains, Lemhi County, Idaho, el. 11,352 feet (3,460 m), 44°21′17″N 112°49′21″W

Big Hole Mountains, Teton County, Idaho, el. 8,655 feet (2,638 m), 43°41′35″N 111°19′51″W

Bighorn Crags, Lemhi County, Idaho, el. 9,642 feet (2,939 m), 45°10′24″N 114°34′59″W

Bitterroot Mountains, Clearwater County, Idaho, el. 3,845 feet (1,172 m), 47°28′00″N 115°42′04″W

Bitterroot Range, Clearwater County, Idaho, el. 7,126 feet (2,172 m), 46°44′08″N 115°24′27″W

Black Butte Hills, Lincoln County, Idaho, el. 4,531 feet (1,381 m), 43°05′37″N 114°27′01″W

Black Pine Mountains, Cassia County, Idaho, el. 8,586 feet (2,617 m), 42°07′54″N 113°07′11″W

Blackfoot Mountains, Bingham County, Idaho, el. 6,808 feet (2,075 m), 43°10′58″N 111°50′27″W

Boise Mountains, Boise County, Idaho, el. 5,787 feet (1,764 m), 43°45′01″N 115°30′04″W

Boulder Mountains, Custer County, Idaho, el. 11,699 feet (3,566 m), 43°54′08″N 114°24′33″W

Buck Creek Mountains, Elko County, Nevada, el. 6,791 feet (2,070 m), 41°55′23″N 115°35′06″W

Cabinet Mountains, Sanders County, Montana, el. 4,058 feet (1,237 m), 48°10′00″N 115°50′04″W

Caribou Range, Caribou County, Idaho, el. 8,202 feet (2,500 m), 42°55′14″N 111°10′54″W

Castle Rocks, Cassia County, Idaho, el. 6,758 feet (2,060 m), 42°08′20″N 113°40′44″W

Cedar Hills, Cassia County, Idaho, el. 6,594 feet (2,010 m), 42°00′42″N 113°41′49″W

Centennial Mountains, Clark County, Idaho, el. 10,180 feet (3,100 m), 44°33′44″N 111°30′17″W

Chalk Hills, Canyon County, Idaho, el. 2,556 feet (779 m), 43°36′29″N 116°48′47″W

Chesterfield Range, Caribou County, Idaho, el. 6,959 feet (2,121 m), 42°49′52″N 111°44′47″W

Clearwater Mountains, Idaho County, Idaho, el. 4,895 feet (1,492 m), 45°36′02″N 115°11′03″W

Coeur d'Alene Mountains, Sanders County, Montana, el. 3,497 feet (1,066 m), 47°45′00″N 116°00′04″W

Cold Springs Mountains, Idaho County, Idaho, el. 6,926 feet (2,111 m), 45°30′04″N 116°27′05″W

Cotterel Mountains, Cassia County, Idaho, el. 6,092 feet (1,857 m), 42°26′20″N 113°28′22″W

Cuddy Mountains, Washington County, Idaho, el. 7,566 feet (2,306 m), 44°49′23″N 116°43′56″W

Danskin Mountains, Elmore County, Idaho, el. 4,987 feet (1,520 m), 43°24′39″N 115°41′36″W

Deep Creek Mountains, Power County, Idaho, el. 8,412 feet (2,564 m), 42°26′35″N 112°42′59″W

Donkey Hills, Custer County, Idaho, el. 9,377 feet (2,858 m), 44°13′26″N 113°30′28″W

East Hills, Cassia County, Idaho, el. 5,804 feet (1,769 m), 42°29′04″N 113°33′55″W

Eastern Centennial Mountains, Clark County, Idaho, el. 10,180 feet (3,100 m), 44°33′44″N 111°30′17″W

Elk Mountains, Elko County, Nevada, el. 7,398 feet (2,255 m), 41°56′12″N 115°03′34″W

Fish Creek Range, Caribou County, Idaho, el. 6,460 feet (1,970 m), 42°37′11″N 111°55′17″W

Fox Hills, Caribou County, Idaho, el. 7,011 feet (2,137 m), 42°48′46″N 111°28′24″W

Gannett Hills, Lincoln County, Wyoming, el. 7,907 feet (2,410 m), 42°33′36″N 111°04′14″W

Goose Creek Mountains, Elko County, Nevada, el. 6,102 feet (1,860 m), 41°37′35″N 114°07′28″W

Grass Mountains, Idaho County, Idaho, el. 8,067 feet (2,459 m), 45°10′39″N 116°11′43″W

Grassy Hills, Owyhee County, Idaho, el. 5,853 feet (1,784 m), 42°11′26″N 115°06′02″W

Grays Range, Caribou County, Idaho, el. 7,428 feet (2,264 m), 42°57′04″N 111°25′35″W

Hawley Mountains, Butte County, Idaho, el. 7,910 feet (2,410 m), 44°05′07″N 113°18′30″W

Henrys Lake Mountains, Madison County, Montana, el. 10,148 feet (3,093 m), 44°46′52″N 111°24′00″W

High Breaks, Idaho County, Idaho, el. 4,767 feet (1,453 m), 45°52′12″N 116°31′26″W

Hitt Mountains, Washington County, Idaho, el. 6,329 feet (1,929 m), 44°35′16″N 117°00′45″W

Hitt Mountains, Washington County, Idaho, el. 6,752 feet (2,058 m), 44°35′51″N 116°54′00″W

Hoodoo Mountains, Latah County, Idaho, el. 4,816 feet (1,468 m), 47°01′59″N 116°29′13″W

Jim Sage Mountains, Cassia County, Idaho, el. 8,025 feet (2,446 m), 42°11′03″N 113°29′40″W

Lake Hills, Blaine County, Idaho, el. 6,614 feet (2,016 m), 43°24′27″N 113°57′23″W

Lemhi Range, Lemhi County, Idaho, el. 9,442 feet (2,878 m), 44°37′30″N 113°37′17″W

Lewisville Knolls, Jefferson County, Idaho, el. 4,918 feet (1,499 m), 43°41′04″N 112°02′53″W

Little Goat Mountains, Shoshone County, Idaho, el. 6,043 feet (1,842 m), 46°58′43″N 115°48′39″W

Little Valley Hills, Bonneville County, Idaho, el. 7,424 feet (2,263 m), 43°03′30″N 111°33′03″W

Lost River Range, Butte County, Idaho, el. 8,783 feet (2,677 m), 43°59′18″N 113°23′19″W

Malad Range, Oneida County, Idaho, el. 6,831 feet (2,082 m), 42°03′11″N 112°08′34″W

Middle Mountain, Cassia County, Idaho, el. 7,014 feet (2,138 m), 42°03′07″N 113°50′23″W

Moose Mountains, Clearwater County, Idaho, el. 6,735 feet (2,053 m), 46°45′32″N 115°11′57″W

Mount Bennett Hills, Camas County, Idaho, el. 6,102 feet (1,860 m), 43°13′11″N 115°05′29″W

Ninety Percent Range, Caribou County, Idaho, el. 6,808 feet (2,075 m), 42°42′29″N 111°39′17″W

North Fork Range, Valley County, Idaho, el. 6,243 feet (1,903 m), 44°09′39″N 116°03′07″W

North Hansel Mountains, Box Elder County, Utah, el. 5,259 feet (1,603 m), 41°54′35″N 112°31′33″W

North Hansel Mountains, Oneida County, Idaho, el. 6,975 feet (2,126 m), 42°04′17″N 112°35′35″W

North Junipers, Fremont County, Idaho, el. 5,945 feet (1,812 m), 44°03′08″N 111°52′23″W

Owyhee Mountains, Owyhee County, Idaho, el. 8,386 feet (2,556 m), 42°58′51″N 116°39′31″W

Pahsimeroi Mountains, Custer County, Idaho, el. 8,258 feet (2,517 m), 44°27′27″N 114°01′47″W

Palouse Range, Latah County, Idaho, el. 4,728 feet (1,441 m), 46°48′16″N 116°51′13″W

Paradise Hills, Bingham County, Idaho, el. 7,001 feet (2,134 m), 43°04′29″N 111°45′14″W

Picabo Hills, Blaine County, Idaho, el. 6,211 feet (1,893 m), 43°16′29″N 114°08′35″W

Pioneer Mountains, Blaine County, Idaho, el. 11,939 feet (3,639 m), 43°44′57″N 114°07′51″W

Pleasantview Hills, Oneida County, Idaho, el. 6,378 feet (1,944 m), 42°17′05″N 112°28′37″W

Pocatello Range, Bannock County, Idaho, el. 6,621 feet (2,018 m), 42°55′47″N 112°18′47″W

Pole Creek Breaks, Owyhee County, Idaho, el. 5,814 feet (1,772 m), 42°29′43″N 116°59′24″W

Portneuf Range, Bannock County, Idaho, el. 7,851 feet (2,393 m), 42°48′57″N 112°08′32″W

Preuss Range, Caribou County, Idaho, el. 7,329 feet (2,234 m), 42°18′03″N 111°10′52″W

Purcell Mountains, Lincoln County, Montana, el. 7,707 feet (2,349 m), 48°57′48″N 115°58′06″W

Red Hills, Lemhi County, Idaho, el. 7,572 feet (2,308 m), 44°09′55″N 113°25′45″W

Salmon River Mountains, Custer County, Idaho, el. 6,975 feet (2,126 m), 44°39′21″N 114°12′10″W

Salmon River Range, Elko County, Nevada, el. 7,113 feet (2,168 m), 41°50′36″N 114°50′09″W

Samaria Mountains, Oneida County, Idaho, el. 7,605 feet (2,318 m), 42°03′31″N 112°20′45″W

Sand Hills, Bonneville County, Idaho, el. 4,715 feet (1,437 m), 43°25′02″N 112°01′22″W

Sawtooth Range, Blaine County, Idaho, el. 9,767 feet (2,977 m), 43°57′12″N 114°59′26″W

Selkirk Mountains, Boundary County, Idaho, el. 5,331 feet (1,625 m), 48°30′01″N 116°45′05″W

Seven Devils Mountains, Idaho County, Idaho, el. 9,268 feet (2,825 m), 45°18′33″N 116°33′18″W

Seven Sisters, Boundary County, Idaho, el. 6,929 feet (2,112 m), 48°39′17″N 116°39′49″W

Sheep Creek Hills, Bear Lake County, Idaho, el. 6,539 feet (1,993 m), 42°11′52″N 111°06′54″W

Sheep Hills, Owyhee County, Idaho, el. 5,161 feet (1,573 m), 42°18′39″N 116°38′45″W

Sheep Mountain Range, Clearwater County, Idaho, el. 5,686 feet (1,733 m), 46°47′30″N 115°33′53″W

Shoshone Range, Shoshone County, Idaho, el. 4,035 feet (1,230 m), 47°50′00″N 116°00′04″W

Silver City Range, Owyhee County, Idaho, el. 7,559 feet (2,304 m), 42°58′22″N 116°40′00″W

Smoky Mountains, Blaine County, Idaho, el. 10,118 feet (3,084 m), 43°39′47″N 114°39′52″W

Snake River Range, Bonneville County, Idaho, el. 9,751 feet (2,972 m), 43°23′19″N 111°05′03″W

Snowdrift Mountain, Caribou County, Idaho, el. 9,357 feet (2,852 m), 42°32′59″N 111°13′34″W

Soda Springs Hills, Caribou County, Idaho, el. 6,699 feet (2,042 m), 42°43′38″N 111°43′34″W

Soldier Mountains, Elmore County, Idaho, el. 6,942 feet (2,116 m), 43°34′04″N 115°10′13″W

South Junipers, Fremont County, Idaho, el. 6,109 feet (1,862 m), 44°00′35″N 111°51′59″W

St. Joe Mountains, Shoshone County, Idaho, el. 5,466 feet (1,666 m), 47°25′14″N 115°57′08″W

Stone Hills, Oneida County, Idaho, el. 5,472 feet (1,668 m), 42°01′05″N 112°47′27″W

Sublett Range, Power County, Idaho, el. 6,289 feet (1,917 m), 42°18′00″N 112°54′58″W

Teton Range, Teton County, Wyoming, el. 9,252 feet (2,820 m), 43°45′05″N 110°53′03″W

The Breaks, Jefferson County, Idaho, el. 4,905 feet (1,495 m), 43°56′13″N 112°21′53″W

Three Buttes, Bingham County, Idaho, el. 7,182 feet (2,189 m), 43°10′15″N 111°39′58″W

Timmerman Hills, Blaine County, Idaho, el. 5,627 feet (1,715 m), 43°18′17″N 114°15′59″W

Trinity Mountains, Elmore County, Idaho, el. 6,752 feet (2,058 m), 43°37′31″N 115°22′32″W

Webster Range, Caribou County, Idaho, el. 8,668 feet (2,642 m), 42°46′12″N 111°11′19″W

West Mountains, Gem County, Idaho, el. 5,823 feet (1,775 m), 44°28′00″N 116°14′04″W

Western Centennial Mountains, Clark County, Idaho, el. 9,390 feet (2,860 m), 44°33′05″N 111°52′15″W

White Cloud Mountains, Custer County, Idaho, el. 11,788 feet (3,593 m), 44°02′22″N 114°35′08″W

White Hills, Custer County, Idaho, el. 8,215 feet (2,504 m), 44°31′38″N 114°03′56″W

White Knob Mountains, Custer County, Idaho, el. 8,064 feet (2,458 m), 43°48′00″N 113°42′03″W

White Mountains, Custer County, Idaho, el. 9,600 feet (2,900 m), 43°44′50″N 113°58′23″W

Williams Range, Clearwater County, Idaho, el. 7,087 feet (2,160 m), 46°37′51″N 114°48′40″W

Wooley Range, Caribou County, Idaho, el. 7,208 feet (2,197 m), 42°50′15″N 111°25′16″W

Yellowjacket Mountains, Lemhi County, Idaho, el. 8,018 feet (2,444 m), 45°03′03″N 114°35′03″W

List of mountain ranges of Oregon

There are at least 50 named mountain ranges in the U.S. state of Oregon. Many of these ranges extend into the neighboring states of California, Idaho, Nevada, and Washington. Elevations and coordinates are from the U.S. Geological Survey, Geographic Names Information System, unless otherwise indicated.

Mahogany Mountain

Mahogany Mountain is an ancient caldera volcano on the border of Oregon and Idaho, in Malheur County and Owyhee County, respectively. While its early history is largely unknown, its last eruption was probably 15.5 million years ago. This eruption ejected layers of rhyolite and produced tuff, creating formations of rock in the Leslie Gulch.

Nearby features include the Owyhee River, historically used as a fishing and camping ground for early Native Americans. The climate of the area tends to be extreme; that is, it is cold in the winter and hot in summer. Sparse vegetation is present, including shrubs and patches of juniper.

Meridian, Idaho

Meridian is a city located in Ada County in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population of Meridian was 75,092 making it the third largest city in Idaho after Boise and Nampa. Meridian is considered the state's fastest-growing city and among the fastest-growing cities in the United States. A 2015 census estimate placed the population at approximately 90,739. With a 2018 Census estimate of 106,804 and a 1,000 percent increase in population since 1990, the city is currently estimated as the second largest in the state.

Middle Fork Owyhee River

The Middle Fork Owyhee River is a tributary of the North Fork Owyhee River in Malheur County, Oregon, and Owyhee County, Idaho, in the United States. It forms along Juniper Mountain, south of the Owyhee Mountains in Idaho. From its headwaters, it flows southwest then curves northwest to and beyond the Idaho–Oregon border, then turns north to meet the North Fork at Three Forks, Oregon. The confluence is less than a mile upstream from the North Fork's confluence with the Owyhee River. Below Three Forks, the main stem Owyhee flows 161 miles (259 km) to empty into the Snake River.Named tributaries of the Middle Fork from source to mouth include Summit Springs Creek, Berry Gulch, and Field Creek, all of which enter from the left. Below that Pole Creek enters from the right.

Mount Jefferson (Bitterroot Range)

Mount Jefferson is a mountain located on the Continental Divide between Fremont County of northeastern Idaho and Beaverhead County of southwestern Montana. Mount Jefferson is the highest point of the Centennial Mountains, whose crest runs along the Continental Divide and can be climbed using a class 2 route (scramble) from the access road to neighboring Sawtell Peak.

The south and west slopes of Mount Jefferson drain into Hell Roaring Creek, thence into Red Rock Creek, the Red Rock River, the Beaverhead River, the Jefferson River, the Missouri River, the Mississippi River, and into the Gulf of Mexico.

Brower's Spring, the source of Hell Roaring Creek, on the mountain's east flank in Montana, is considered the absolute headwaters of the Missouri River.

The northeast slope of Mt. Jefferson drains into the South Fork of Duck Creek, thence into Henrys Lake, the Henrys Fork of the Snake River, the Columbia River, and into the Pacific Ocean.

Murphy, Idaho

Murphy is an unincorporated village in, and county seat of, Owyhee County, Idaho, United States. It is among the smallest of county seats nationwide, with a population as of the 2010 census of 97. Murphy is part of the Boise City–Nampa, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area. Murphy is also located within the census-designated place bearing its name. Murphy is home to the Owyhee County Historical Museum and Library.

North Fork Owyhee River

The North Fork Owyhee River is a tributary, about 30 miles (48 km) long, of the Owyhee River in Malheur County, Oregon, and Owyhee County, Idaho, in the United States. It begins on the east flank of the Owyhee Mountains in Idaho and flows generally southwest to meet the main stem at Three Forks, Oregon, 161 miles (259 km) above the confluence of the larger river with the Snake River.Named tributaries of the North Fork, from source to mouth, include Noon Creek, which enters from the right; Pleasant Valley Creek, left; and Juniper Creek, right, all on the Idaho side of the border. Further downstream on the Oregon side, Squaw Creek enters from the left, Cherry Creek from the right, and the Middle Fork Owyhee River from the left before the North Fork meets the main stem at Three Forks.

Owyhee

Owyhee or Owhyhee is an older English spelling of Hawaiʻi, used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It is found in the names of certain locations in the American part of the Pacific Northwest, which were explored and mapped by expeditions whose members included native Hawaiians:

Owyhee, Nevada, a community in north-central Nevada

Owyhee County, Idaho, the southwesternmost county of Idaho

Owyhee River, a river in Idaho, Nevada, and Oregon

Owyhee Dam, a dam on the river

Lake Owyhee, a lake in Oregon

Owyhee Desert, a desert in Nevada and Idaho

Owyhee Mountains, a mountain range in Idaho and Oregon

Owyhee County, Idaho

Owyhee County is a county in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,526. The county seat is Murphy, and its largest city is Homedale. In area it is the second-largest county in Idaho, behind Idaho County.

Owyhee County is part of the Boise metropolitan area and contains slightly more than half of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation, which extends over the Nevada border, into Elko County. The majority of the federally recognized Shoshone-Paiute Tribe that is associated with this reservation lives on the Nevada side; its tribal center is in Owyhee, Nevada.

Sagebrush Cooperative

The Sagebrush Cooperative is collaborative group based in southeastern Oregon and adjacent portions of Idaho and Nevada involving land managers, owners, and interest groups with the goal of improved management and conservation of shrub steppe systems.

Succor Creek

Succor Creek is a 69.4-mile-long (111.7 km) tributary of the Snake River in the U.S. states of Idaho and Oregon. The creek begins in the Owyhee Mountains in Owyhee County, Idaho. After flowing for about 23 miles (37 km) in Idaho, Succor Creek enters Malheur County, Oregon, where it flows for 39 miles (63 km) before re-entering Idaho for its final 5 miles (8.0 km). It joins the Snake near Homedale, about 413 river miles (665 km) from the larger river's confluence with the Columbia River.Succor Creek State Natural Area is 30 miles (48 km) south of Nyssa along an unpaved road off Oregon Route 201. It has only primitive camping with no potable water. The canyon in which the natural area is located is known for fossils, geologic formations, and thundereggs, the Oregon state rock.

Table Rock (Ada County, Idaho)

Table Rock is a mountain pillar in the western United States, located just south-east of downtown Boise, Idaho, in the foothills of the Boise Range of the Rocky Mountains.

Its summit elevation of 3,650 feet (1,115 m) above sea level is 900 feet (275 m) above the city center.

Located between downtown Boise and the foothills, table rock is a rock surface with multiple caves and ledges and overlooks the treasure valley area, which makes it a safe yet adventurous location for people of all ages.An illuminated sixty-foot (18 m) white cross at its summit has been the subject of a lawsuit involving the separation of church and state (the cross itself stands on four square feet (0.4 m2) of land sold to the Jaycees for $100 in 1972, hence it stands on private property). The legality of the land sale to the Jaycees is disputed, as the land board meeting minutes, which discuss the sale, indicate that the sale was structured specifically to sell the land to the Jaycees for the purpose of insulating the cross from legal attack. The sale included language that allowed the Land Board to reject any offers, with the stated intent of rejecting offers other than from the Jaycees.

A prominent local landmark, it is a popular spot for day hiking from the Old State Penitentiary which offers easy access to panoramic views of the Treasure Valley, Owyhee Mountains, and the Boise Foothills themselves.

In 2016, illegal fireworks usage on Table Rock shortly after midnight on June 30 initiated a 2,500-acre (10 km2) wildfire.

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