OWYHEE MOUNTAINS

The Owyhee Mountains are an incredible mountain uplands that are still mostly unknow to most climbers. The range was forced up by the Owyhee Batholith 40 million years ago. Some geologists believe that Owyhee Granite is part of the Idaho Batholith, isolated from the main batholith by the passage of the Yellowstone hotspot. Much of the range’s granite is covered … Continue reading

Peak 4827

This peak is not in the book. One of the most inconspicuous Owyhee Mountains peaks, this rounded summit is located just west of US-95. There are nice views from the summit and it would make a nice destination for mountain bikers. To reach the peak drive 16.1 miles south of the ID-55/US-95 junction (just east of Marsing, Idaho) and turn … Continue reading

Windy Point

This peak is not in the book. Also see the Owyhee Mountains Peaks List for all of the peaks in this range. Windy Point is a distinctive peak Owyhee Mountains summit that is easily visible from ID-78. Although the peak has only 259 feet of prominence it sits at the north end of a long, complicated ridgeline which is topped by Peak … Continue reading

Peak 5016

This peak is not in the book. Also see the Owyhee Mountains Peaks List for all of the peaks in this range. Peak 5016 is perfectly situated to take in the entire Reynolds Creek drainage and the many peaks that surround that high mountain valley. The peak is an easy hike of 0.7 miles and 400 feet of elevation gain from … Continue reading

Peak 5180

This peak is not in the book. Also see the Owyhee Mountains Peaks List for all of the peaks in this range. Peak 5180 is the high point on a complex north-south ridge that forms the eastern side of the upper Reynolds Creek drainage. This unnamed peak sits one mile south of Windy Point, the only named feature on the ridge. … Continue reading

Peak 5426

This peak is not in the book. Also see the Owyhee Mountains Peaks List for all of the peaks in this range. Peak 5426 is located east of Doyle Mountain and Birch Creek. The peak is a walk up through thick sagebrush from any place along Birch Creek. Climb up to the peak’s north ridge and then follow the ridge to … Continue reading

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