Clearwater Mountains


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Clear′water Moun′tains


n.pl.
a group of mountains in N Idaho.
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I'd come to this obscure corner of northern Idaho because it was the heart of the Clearwater Mountains, which is the center of a rich forest region that carries a variety of descriptive monikers: The Inland Empire Forest, The Coastal Disjunct Zone of the Northern Rockies, The Interior Montane Region.
But the storms regather to create another wet belt in the Clearwater Mountains. Most valley locations here receive about 40 inches of annual precipitation, roughly the same as Seattle.
The Frank Church includes sections of several mountain ranges: the Salmon River Mountains, the Clearwater Mountains and the Bighorn Crags.