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Crater Meadows is the answer for Number 531 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Monday: SNOTEL

Tuesday: Since 1984

Wednesday: Glacial action

Thursday: Just under 6,000 feet

Friday: Confusing shape

Saturday: Site #425

Crater Meadows is at elevation 5960 feet on the Clearwater National Forest is a SNOTEL site (#425). The area is about six miles from the Weitas Guard Station off Forest Service Road 555. It can be reached by hiking or ATV. The meadows are in a basin formed by glacial action. Many people with little or no training in geology assumed that the glacial cirques were craters caused by volcanic action.

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