Pruess Range

The Pruess Range is a subrange of the Peale Mountains and includes its main escarpment as well as Dry Ridge, the Gannett Hills, Freeman Ridge  and the Sheep Creek Hills. The range forms the southern end of the Peale Mountains and is roughly 25 miles from north to south and 12 miles from east to west. The Preuss Range is named … Continue reading

Peak 8716 (Spike Peak)

This peak is not in the book. This peak is the high point of the Freeman Ridge portion of the Pruess Range which in turn is part of the Peale Mountains. The following is Rick Baugher’s trip notes: On 10/20/01 midway through a multiple peak day, I dirt biked east over 7630′ Freeman Pass, then continued south on this Forest … Continue reading

Red Mountain

This peak is not in the book. This peak is the high point of the Gannett Hills, an associate of the Pruess Range and as such, part of the bigger Peale Mountains group. USGS Meade Peak The following is Rick Baugher’s report. Red Mountain el 8809′, prominence 1199′, to the best of our knowledge, is the highpoint of the Gannett Hills. … Continue reading

Hawks Peak

This peak is in the book on page 368. This peak may be the high point of Dry Ridge. See Rick Baugher’s discussion of this issue on the Peale Mountains page. Rick Baugher’s trip report follows. To climb this peak you could grunt up the steep, dry, limestone riddled south or east side out of main Georgetown Canyon. Instead, on … Continue reading

Sheep Creek Hills HP

This peak is not in the book. This peak is the high point of the Sheep Creek Hills. Rick Baugher’s trip report follows. On 7/15/13 I approached from the southwest by driving east up Bear Hollow Road. This is a well graded but unsigned county road crossing private rangeland. As the road enters the Sheep Creek Hills it becomes eroded, especially … Continue reading

Peak 9768 (Mount Mansfield)

This peak is not in the book. Class 2. This peak is unofficially named after southeastern Idaho pioneer geologist/geographer, George Rogers Mansfield. Mount Mansfield is situated on the Columbia-Great Basin Divide, 1.5 miles south east of Meade Peak. The two peaks are separated by a 9,162 foot saddle. Climb the peak from the saddle. USGS Meade Peak … Continue reading

Bald Mountain

This peak is not in the book. This Bald Mountain is located in the Pruess Range which is discussed on pages 368 and 369. Rick Baugher reports that there is “an excellent view of three states and Bear Lake from the summit.”   … Continue reading

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