Paul Benchmark

Elevation: 8,538 ft
Prominence: 398

This peak is not in the book.


This peak is located west of Monida Pass. Rick Baugher states that “Anyone serious about climbing the mountains of the I-15 corridor . . . should not pass up Paul Benchmark. The peak is located off the Humphrey Exit in Clark County, Idaho. This triangulation station has been shown as either in the Beaverhead Range or the Centennial Range depending on which map you use. Geographically and geologically, it better belongs in the Tendoy Range of Montana. This mountain is made up of quartzite cobble-shaped rock by powerfully-flowing streams in the Mesozoic Era.” USGS Paul Reservoir

The summit view on Feb. 4, 1995 is looking northwest along the spine of Montana's Tendoy range toward the Lima Peaks. Rick Baugher Photo and Commentary

The summit view (2/4/95) looking northwest along the spine of Montana’s Tendoy range toward the Lima Peaks. Rick Baugher Photo and Commentary

 

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Beaverhead Range

Longitude: -112.32329   Latitude: 44.46729

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