Johnson Benchmark

This peak is not in the book. Johnson Benchmark sits south of the town of Fairfield, Idaho, and west of ID-46. Johnson Benchmark lies in the Bennett Mountain Hills, which is managed by the Bureau of Land Management, and is an easy ascent from the highway. See the link below for Dan Robbins’ trip report for details. Class 2 USGS … Continue reading

The Knob

This peak is not in the book. The Knob is located southwest of the town of Fairfield, Idaho, and north of Camas County-Gooding County boundary. With 874 feet of prominence, the Knob is a dominant peak in the middle section of the Bennett Mountain Hills, which is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. See the link to Dan Robbin’s trip … Continue reading

Bennett Mountain

This peak is not in the book. Scenic Bennett Mountain, with 1,981 feet of prominence, is the highest point in the Bennett Mountain Hills. Roughly one-half of the mountain (its northern side) is located on a section of land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The remainder of the land is privately owned and not open to the public. … Continue reading

South Bennett Mountain

This peak is not in the book. South Bennett Mountain has 301 feet of prominence and is located southwest of Bennett Mountain on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Privately owned land that is not accessible to the public lies between the two peaks. South Bennett Mountain can be accessed from the west over BLM land by leaving ID-20 … Continue reading

BENNETT MOUNTAIN HILLS

The Bennett Mountain Hills (also known as the Mount Bennett Hills) run west to east from Teapot Dome northeast of Mountain Home, Idaho east to ID-75, a distance of more than 50 miles. Bennett Mountain is the high point of this range at 7,438 feet. ID-20 and the Camas Prairie border this upland along its northern side, and the Snake … Continue reading

Packer Butte

This peak is not in the book. Packer Butte is an attractive summit located northeast of Bennett Mountain and close to ID-20 and the Mount Bennett Road. The summit is situated on State of Idaho Land, which theoretically should be open to the public. However, the status of the land is not clear to me. The State of Idaho often leases … Continue reading

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