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Grid Square DN43

This page - Swan Valley - Dalton Hill - Ninemile Knoll - White Owl Butte

Potential VHF rover sites in Idaho's grid DN43. Be careful.
This grid square spans two states. Only hilltops in Idaho (not Montana) are included.
DN43 dimensions are 100.3 by 69.2 miles.
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Swan Valley, DN43hk46

Latitude Longitude
43.444685 -111.382602
Map Location Near city of Swan Valley, Bonneville County, ID, Altitude 5350
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Last update: 2018-06-05
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

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Swan Valley is a town along the Snake River below the big Palisades Dam. This operating spot is in National Park land directly along the river, down in somewhat of a slot canyon where it narrows near this spot. Steep hills on either side might restrict your possibilities but the canyon points NW-to-SE and gave me contacts from Portland to Seattle.

Try using meteor scatter here - it has a good chance of working much better than waiting for 6m skip.

Driving directions: Drive north from the city of Swan Valley on Hwy 26.
Turn left immediately after crossing the bridge at Fall Creek Road.
I took NF-058 and drove a mile to the Targhee National Forest sign on the left.
Also try Fall Creek Road a very short ways west from NF-058. It climbs up the ridge to a tower and clearing.

Restrictions: This is a busy road; expect lots of traffic as this is the only road that gives access from the south side of the Snake River. The recreation area near the Palisades Dam attracts hunters, fishermen, ATV and horse trailers.

Dalton Hill, DN43fi05

Latitude Longitude
43.356707 -111.576290
Map Location Near city of Swan Valley, Bonneville County, ID, Altitude 6700
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Last update: 2018-02-20
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Kepps Crossing Road runs along the top of a good-looking ridge line. This spot is one possible turnout.

Driving directions: NF-077 also known as Skyline Rd, also known as Kepps Crossing Rd.
Drive to Idaho Falls which is on I-15.
Follow S Blvd to E Sunnyside Rd (1.6 mi)
Follow E Sunnyside Rd to Eagle Pass Rd (13.0 mi)
Drive to Kepps Crossing Rd / NF-077 (17.2 mi)

Ninemile Knoll, DN43aw35

Latitude Longitude
43.940015 -111.969767
Map Location Near city of St Anthony, Fremont County, ID, Altitude 4984
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Last update: 2018-02-20
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

It's not much of a hill but looks like a wide open spot with no trees and easy drive far from the mountains, on the satellite view.

White Owl Butte, DN43fs23

Latitude Longitude
43.763249 -111.560790
Map Location Near city of Rexburg, Madison County, ID, Altitude 6323
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Last update: 2018-02-20
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Satellite view suggests this is reasonably accessible from White Owl Road.

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