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Freezeout Creek is the answer for Week 430 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Monday: Between Bear and McConnell Mountains

Tuesday: It was very cold.

According to The Clearwater Story: a History of the Clearwater National Forest Freezeout Creek was named by Ranger Ralph Hand. In 1929, he and Madison were camped in the deep saddle between Bear and McConnell mountains in the late fall. George Case was doing their packing, but the stock ran away to the Lochsa Station and he went after them. After a snow storm set in, Hand and Madison froze out. They hung their camp in a tree and walked out encountering six feet of snow on the Lathe Creek Saddle.

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