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PostFri Dec 27, 2019 7:00 am 
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This is a 2375' point at the confluence of the Potlatch and Clearwater Rivers near the small town of Juliaetta, Id; about 15 miles east of Lewiston. This is BLM land and used for grazing. No cows seen during my hike but lots of cow-pies around.

I parked at an old cattle gate on Arrow Highline Rd which crosses the Potlatch just before highway 3 joins highway 12 on the Clearwater.

There are interesting basalt outcrops on the ridge up before it flattens out. Some odd mounds are located near the top as well. The benchmark is on top of one of these mounds underneath the power lines.

Interesting views up and down the canyon of the Clearwater as well as up the Potlatch to the little town of Juliaetta.

A short and scenic hike of 3.3 miles RT and 1200' of gain. A pretty good trail switchbacks up the ridge. I did this hike in early summer as well and there is a nice flower show on the slopes.

Arrow Benchmark.
Arrow Benchmark.
The Clearwater River.
The Clearwater River.
I parked on Arrow Highline Rd.
I parked on Arrow Highline Rd.
Up and away.
Up and away.
Colter's Creek vineyard on the Potlatch.
Colter's Creek vineyard on the Potlatch.
The Clearwater.
The Clearwater.
The broad ridge of Myrtle BM.
The broad ridge of Myrtle BM.
The small community of Arrow is below.
The small community of Arrow is below.
Basalt cliff over the Clearwater.
Basalt cliff over the Clearwater.
The Clearwater and Potlatch Rivers.
The Clearwater and Potlatch Rivers.
Habitat.
Habitat.
Summit area.
Summit area.
Clearwater.
Clearwater.
Myrtle benchmark, 2375.'
Myrtle benchmark, 2375.'
Juliaetta.
Juliaetta.
Goldfinches.
Goldfinches.
Sidehilling to check out the basalt cliffs.
Sidehilling to check out the basalt cliffs.
Mounds.
Mounds.
Mounds on the ridge top.
Mounds on the ridge top.
Headed back down the ridge.
Headed back down the ridge.
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