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Potential VHF rover sites in Idaho's grid DN32. Be careful.
DN32 dimensions are 101.9 by 69.2 miles.
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American Falls Resevoir, DN32ns46

Latitude Longitude
42.778917 -112.882165
Map Location Near city of American Falls, Power County, ID, Altitude (alt)
Map See Google map, Bing map, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2018-06-05
Comments by: Bob Hallock K7TM

Coldwater Hill, DN32ko27

Latitude Longitude
42.613870 -113.145200
Map Location Near city of American Falls, Power County, ID, Altitude 4450
Map See Google map, Bing map, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2019-06-12
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Coldwater Hill 1 Coldwater Hill 2 Coldwater Hill 3 Coldwater Hill 4 Coldwater Hill 5 Coldwater Hill 6 Coldwater Hill 7

Coldwater Hill is a rest area along I-86 in the Snake River valley with a historical site regarding early emigrant trails to California and Oregon in the 1850s. Some ruts have been preserved from settlers' wagon trains. Spend a few minutes on this bluff to appreciate how hard people worked to Go West.

The rest area has ample parking, but you can gain a little more altitude and a more open horizon by using the nearby frontage road (Coldwater Road). Continue eastbound on I-86 for one mile, take the next exit (Osborn Loop road) and double back. Find a wide spot or a farmer's field access apron and set up there.

I had a delightful morning on MSK144 meteor scatter from 6 - 10am on Coldwater Hill.

Driving directions: It's about 30 minutes west of American Falls on I-86.
The rest stop is only on the eastbound lanes, so take one of the exits on either side (Exit 15 or Exit 21) and use the frontage road to find an operating spot.

Cotterell Rest Area, DN32hm01

Latitude Longitude
42.504788 -113.408781
Map Location Near city of Declo, Cassia County, ID, Altitude 4500
Map See Google map, Bing map, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2019-06-12
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Cotterell Rest Area 1 Cotterell Rest Area 2 Cotterell Rest Area 3 Cotterell Rest Area 4 Cotterell Rest Area 5

Sometimes the freeway's Rest Area is a great place to pull off and make a few contacts. Cotterell Rest Area is not one of them. Sure, it has easy access, but the parking area is small, in a slight depression and it's surrounded by a 10' berm. You might make some contacts but this is not favorable for VHF distant contacts.

Sid Butte, DN32au43

Latitude Longitude
42.848670 -113.959654
Map Location Near city of Paul, Lincoln County, ID, Altitude 4771
Map See Google map, Bing map, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2018-02-20
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

This spot along Shale Butte Road (which touches the lava fields) is 200' higher than Shale Butte. Sid Butte is three miles south of Hwy 24 on dirt roads.

Shale Butte, DN32cx15

Latitude Longitude
42.981156 -113.818618
Map Location Near city of Senter, Lincoln County, ID, Altitude 4578
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Last update: 2018-02-20
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Shale Butte is a local high spot in the arid plane that is a half mile from DN33 to the north. Might be worth a try to see if you can park exactly on the DN32-33 grid line, a thousand feet north of Shale Butte Lake.

Graham Peak, DN32dc39

Latitude Longitude
42.124447 -113.717122
Map Location Near city of Almo, Cassia County, ID, Altitude 8867
Map See Google map, Bing map, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2018-02-20
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Satellite view suggests a road goes to the top of Graham Peak.

Graham Peak, at 8,867 feet above sea level is the fourth highest peak in the Albion Mountains of Idaho. The peak is located in the City of Rocks National Reserve and Cassia County less than 0.2 mi south of the Sawtooth National Forest border. Wikipedia

Horse Butte Rest Area, DN32hm11

Latitude Longitude
42.504550 -113.407381
Map Location Near city of Declo, Cassia County, ID, Altitude 4748
Map See Google map, Bing map, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2018-02-20
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Rest area along I-84 provides easy stop and large open area, but no special altitude.

North Chapin Mtn, DN32jm91

Latitude Longitude
42.505066 -113.172209
Map Location Near city of Heglar, Cassia County, ID, Altitude 5400
Map See Google map, Bing map, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2018-02-20
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

The North Chapin Mtn road runs along a bare, open ridge line. There's probably a good spot somewhere along here.

Sand Gulch, DN32ql16

Latitude Longitude
42.485623 -112.657443
Map Location Near city of Arbon, Power County, ID, Altitude 7000
Map See Google map, Bing map, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2018-02-20
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

This road might give access to the ridge along Deep Creek Mountains.

Canyon Bluff, DN32se57

Latitude Longitude
42.196147 -112.452902
Map Location Near city of Malad City, Oneida County, ID, Altitude 7200
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Last update: 2018-02-20
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Looks like a decent bluff near an aircraft VOR navigation site.

Samaria Mtns, DN32tb25

Latitude Longitude
42.065144 -112.396653
Map Location Near city of Malad City, Oneida County, ID, Altitude 7400
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Last update: 2018-02-20
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Looks like a driveable peak.

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