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Potential VHF rover sites in Oregon and Idaho grid DN15. Be careful.
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Sled Springs, DN15ir85

Latitude, Longitude
45.730240, -117.265277
Map Location Near city of Hwy 3, Wallowa County, OR, Altitude 4941
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2021-05-09
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

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An easy stop along the Enterprise - Lewiston Hwy 3. The drive north from Sled Springs is a beautiful trip through mountains on good roads. One of my favorite VHF rover locations in the state of Oregon.

This is a large flat clearing only short distance (half mile?) off the main highway, which runs for several miles along this ridge. There’s probably several other similar good campsites out there if this one is crowded.

Also note that 7.5 miles north is Joseph Canyon Viewpoint (45.83499, -117.263867) with parking and a vault toilet.

You can park on the edge of a giant drop off for good low-angle take off in N-E-S directions, and no major hills to the West. If you move away from the vehicle using a HT, and make four contacts, you can count two points for Summits on the Air! It may not be high enough for you, but it is very accessable with lots of room for camping, antennas, all sorts of things.

SOTA info: W7O/NE-240 - 4940, 1506m / 4941ft, 2 SOTA points

Driving directions: Take Lewiston - Enterprise Hwy 3.
Look for unmarked turnoff at 45.73653, -117.273069 to the east
Follow winding unpaved road through sparse forest about 1/2 mile

Weigh Station, DN15iq60

Latitude, Longitude
45.670020, -117.276810
Map Location Near city of Enterprise, Wallowa County, OR, Altitude 4832
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2021-05-09
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

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"Weigh Station" is a quick open gravel pull-off from the Enterprise-Lewiston Hwy 3, so named from the signposts. However, no equipment of any sort seen when I travelled through in 2015.

This is one of many possible places to operate (or to duck into the national forest to a nearby drop-off) along Hwy 3, which runs for several miles along the top of a ridge.

Roberts Butte, DN15jp43

Latitude, Longitude
45.641200, -117.209890
Map Location Near city of Enterprise, Wallowa County, OR, Altitude 4600
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2021-05-09
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

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Roberts Butte seemed like a good spot on paper, but I ran out of trail long before I reached good operating spot.

Bone Springs, DN15av60

Latitude, Longitude
45.877625, -117.946697
Map Location Near city of Milton-Freewater, Wallowa County, OR, Altitude 5880
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2021-01-05
Comments by: Rex Kamstra WR7X

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At 5880', Bone Springs was home to a fire lookout tower until the 1980s. On a (rare) clear day Hood, Adams, and Rainier are visible. Western Oregon and Western Washington can be worked from here. The Seven Devils in Idaho can also be seen toward the east. The Boise area seemed to be difficult to reach, likely due to the Eagle Cap Range blocking to the southeast. Cell coverage is okay.

Driving directions: The site can be reached from the north or south, but the best approach is from the south via FSR 64 from Tollgate, passing by Jubilee Lake. The last 3/4 mile of road is heavily rutted in places and snowdrifts can linger on this section well into June. Once you reach the top via a short spur road, you'll find a large flat summit with plenty of parking.

North Powder P&R, DN15aa85

Latitude, Longitude
45.023659, -117.927913
Map Location Near city of North Powder, Baker County, OR, Altitude 3500
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2021-01-04
Comments by: Rex Kamstra WR7X

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North Powder Park & Ride is a quick off/on at I-84 Exit 285 sometimes used by truck drivers as a rest spot. The Park & Ride is a large, flat gravel parking lot with a good horizon in all directions. It's a great spot to quickly set up and activate DN15 on your way along the Interstate highway. Being this is rural Eastern Oregon there aren't many VHF locals to work. Cell coverage is excellent.

Salt Creek Sno-Park, DN15lf10

Latitude, Longitude
45.208715, -117.072399
Map Location Near city of Joseph, Wallowa County, OR, Altitude 6200
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2015-05-18
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Flagstaff Butte, DN15fb79

Latitude, Longitude
45.079870, -117.517080
Map Location Near city of Medical Springs, Baker County, OR, Altitude 6510
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2021-05-09
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

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I tried unsuccessfully to find a good high point and ended up at Flagstaff Butte, a difficult-to-reach ledge high up on the mountain. This was a long slow trip with 4wd to get there. The horizon is blocked by more mountain to the NW, N, E, SE.

More scouting is needed.

Haskin Butte, DN15lq17

Latitude, Longitude
45.696260, -117.069600
Map Location Near city of Enterprise, Wallowa County, OR, Altitude 4605
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2015-05-18
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Sheep Rock, DN15jp70

Latitude, Longitude
45.627676, -117.186053
Map Location Near city of Brittan, Wallowa County, OR, Altitude 6014
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2014-06-06
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Kuhn Ridge, DN15ht05

Latitude, Longitude
45.813178, -117.409270
Map Location Near city of Paradise, Wallowa County, OR, Altitude 4968
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2014-06-06
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Table Mtn, DN15ju54

Latitude, Longitude
45.853124, -117.206250
Map Location Near city of Paradise, Wallowa County, OR, Altitude 4880
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2014-06-06
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Deadhorse Butte, DN15nt54

Latitude, Longitude
45.811420, -116.874150
Map Location Near city of Connors Cabin, Wallowa County, OR, Altitude 5350
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2014-06-06
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Cactus Mtn, DN15pt12

Latitude, Longitude
45.801840, -116.738460
Map Location Near city of Deadhorse, Wallowa County, OR, Altitude 3058
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2014-06-06
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Grassy Knoll, DN15qn52

Latitude, Longitude
45.550190, -116.617840
Map Location Near city of Imnaha, Wallowa County, OR, Altitude 6515
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2014-06-06
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Hat Point, DN15qk04

Latitude, Longitude
45.436970, -116.661600
Map Location Near city of Hells Canyon, Wallowa County, OR, Altitude 6892
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2014-06-06
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Sacajawea Spring Camp, DN15qk06

Latitude, Longitude
45.442840, -116.664390
Map Location Near city of Hells Canyon, Wallowa County, OR, Altitude 6910
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2014-06-06
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Harl Butte, DN15nh48

Latitude, Longitude
45.328220, -116.877010
Map Location Near city of Fruita, Wallowa County, OR, Altitude 6071
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2014-06-06
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Miller Butte, DN15me18

Latitude, Longitude
45.204110, -116.988780
Map Location Near city of Hells Canyon, Wallowa County, OR, Altitude 6046
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2014-06-06
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Cold Springs, DN15sm61

Latitude, Longitude
45.505333, -116.449695
Map Location Near city of Riggins, Idaho County, ID, Altitude 6937
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2006-12-24
Source: Lynn N7CFO PNW Rover Locations DN15
Comments by: Name W7AMI

Located NW of Riggins, Idaho.

Access is via the Cattle Creek Road off US 95 at Lucile, Idaho. It has a clear take off in all directions except the south where the Seven Devils Mountains about 15 miles away peak up over 9000'.

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