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Near Imnaha in Wallowa County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Horse Creek Overlook

Elevation 5920 Feet

 
 
Horse Creek Overlook Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 10, 2010
1. Horse Creek Overlook Marker
Inscription. MONUMENT RIDGE, the table-like mountain on the horizon, derived its name from rock monuments–like the one here–built years ago by sheepherders to mark boundaries of their grazing lands. Two can be seen on the slopes of the far ridge.

In its rush to join the Imnaha River, HORSE CREEK drops nearly 5000 feet in the 22 mile-long canyon below.

Tributary streams of the (illegible) Snake River have caused this high tableland to be cut by deep canyons.
 
Erected by Wallowa - Whitman National Forest.
 
Location. 45° 28.64′ N, 116° 44.934′ W. Marker is near Imnaha, Oregon, in Wallowa County. Marker is on Hat Point Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Hat Point Road begins in Imnaha; marker is located at the Horse Creek Overlook interpretive site in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area approximately 11 miles from Imnaha. Marker is in this post office area: Imnaha OR 97842, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Monumental Landscape (here, next to this marker); The Nez Perce War of 1877 (approx. 7 miles away); The Imnaha Canyon ... shelter and sanctuary (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
Categories. AgricultureEnvironment
 
Horse Creek Overlook Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 10, 2010
2. Horse Creek Overlook Marker
Monument Ridge in background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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