Rover Location Database

Grid Square DN34

2 locations - McKim Creek - Lemhi Pass

Potential VHF rover sites in Idaho and Montana grid DN34. Be careful.
Highway 93 is deep in a valley its entire length; might as well stay away from it.
DN34 dimensions are 98.6 by 69.2 miles.
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McKim Creek, DN34at46

Latitude, Longitude
44.819956, -113.960979
Map Location Near city of Elk Bend, Lemhi County, ID, Altitude 6100
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2021-05-24
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

McKim Creek 1 McKim Creek 2 McKim Creek 3

McKim Creek is a turn-off from Hwy 93 that appears to head up into the hills for 7 miles. Scouting may (or may not) find a decent hilltop.

Driving directions: Turn off from Hwy 93 at 44.797271, -114.002572.

Restrictions: Must have a high-clearance 4x4 and a chainsaw. Rough road is unmaintained after the first two miles.

Lemhi Pass, DN34gx65

Latitude, Longitude
44.981587, -113.446326
Map Location Near city of Tendoy, Lemhi County, ID, Altitude 7550
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2015-06-22
Comments by: Lance W7GJ

Lemhi Pass 1 Lemhi Pass 2 Lemhi Pass 3 Lemhi Pass 4

Lemhi Pass is a ridge on the border of Idaho and Montana, on the northern edge of DN34. It has a good view of the horizon in all directions except north. This spot was activated by Susanna K7SGP and Lance W7GJ on 6m during the 2015 Field Day weekend.

More details and photos at K7SGP and W7GJ Grid Expedition

Lemhi Pass is high and has a clear shot pretty much in all directions except due north, with the lowest horizons to the east and west. Lemhi pass in DN34gx is just barely south of the DN35/DN34 line. Surprisingly, there actually WAS a bit of cell phone coverage up there.

It also actually has 3 outhouses (one on the Montana side of the pass, one in the Sacajawea Memorial Picnic Area, and another on the Continental Divide just north of the pass), which were a very welcome convenience when you are camping there for 3 nights. Lance took a mountain bike for easy access to the facilities on Lemhi Pass, which were only 0.7 miles downhill from our operating site southwest of the pass. Because of the day use restrictions at the Sacajawea Memorial Picnic Area, on the Montana side southeast of the actual pass, we needed to set up on the Idaho side of the Continental Divide, just south of the day use area on the Idaho side. Lance set up on a knoll in Idaho just west of and overlooking the Continental Divide (which is also the border between Montana and Idaho at this point).

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