BEAR RIVER RANGE

The Bear River Range is a northern extension of Utah’s Wasatch Range. The Idaho portion of the range is 43 miles long and more than 20 miles wide with many points reaching above 9,000 feet. The name is derived from the Bear River, which loops around the range on its east, north, and west sides. Sherman Peak is the highest … Continue reading

Peak 8091 (Gobblers Knob)

This peak is not in the book. Russ Durrant provided the following information on this attractive but difficult Bear River Range Peak which is found just east of Franklin, Idaho. From Highway 91 turn east at the signal in Franklin, Idaho. Follow State street for 3 blocks and turn north onto 300 East. Follow this road north to Maple Creek … Continue reading

Paris Peak

Route information for this peak is found on page 365. Paris Peak sits at the north end of the Bear River Range with a group of three other peaks, North Paris Peak, White Face Peak and Castletop Peak, which can all be climbed in one long day. From Highway 89 in Bloomington, ID, turn west onto the signed Bloomington canyon … Continue reading

Peak 8852 (Castletop Peak)

This peak is not in the book. The following information was provided by Matt Durrant. This peak is located southwest of Paris Peak and can be climbed along with White Face Peak which sits just to to its north. This very interesting peak is what separates the N. Forth Bloomington drainage from Bloomington canyon. What it lacks in elevation gain … Continue reading

Peak 8963 (White Face Peak)

This Peak is not in the book. The following information was provided by Matt Durrant. This is another unofficially named peak that sits near the head of the N. Fork Bloomington Creek drainage. It’s south face is covered with slabs of bright white rock. (probably quartzite?) Its summit is on one piece of white rock. The mountain is probably the … Continue reading

Peak 9270 (North Paris Peak)

This peak is not in the book. Matt Durant provided the following  information. This peak shares a major saddle with Paris Peak 1.0 miles to the south but has enough prominence, 450 feet, to count as a peak on its own. Approaching from the saddle between the two peaks is quite easy. All one has to do is walk up … Continue reading

Wilderness Peak

This peak is discussed on page 366. The Bear River Range is overlooked by most Idaho climbers. As you can see from this photo the range offers a lot more than tree covered summits. Wilderness Peak (also known as Andrew Nyman Mountain) Is an outstanding goal,for climbers. … Continue reading

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