Pole Creek Top

Elevation: 5,147 ft
Prominence: 767

This peak is not in the book. Also see the Owyhee Mountains Peaks List for all of the peaks in this range.


Pole Creek Top is the highest point of a broad flat top ridge that sits squarely on the Idaho-Oregon border west of ID-95. While not a jagged peak, this summit uas a lot to offer in views and pleasant walking, not to mention decent access. To reach the peak drive 16.1 miles south of the ID-55/US-95 junction (just east of Marsing, Idaho) and turn west onto the unsigned Sand Basin Road. Follow this road west to the base of the peak. This is open country that burned in 2015 and spotting a route you like will not be a problem. Once, on top it is difficult to identify the highest point. I recommend putting the coordinates in your GPS to insure you touch the absolute highest spot. CBI Benchmark is another nearby peak. Check its page out for a better access map. USGS Rockville.

Pole Creek Top viewed from the northeast.

As you can see in this view of Pole Creek Top viewed from the northeast, the country is wide open..

My GPS track.

My GPS track.

 

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Owyhee Mountains

Year Climbed: 2016

Longitude: -117.00269   Latitude: 43.36759

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