Elevation: 7,420 ft
This peak is not in the book.
This mountain is the Pleasantview Hills (Mountains) highpoint at 7,420 feet and has a prominence of 1,440. The peak sits at the head of John Evans Canyon.
On 4/12/04 Rick Baugher rode up the left fork John Evans Canyon until stopped by snowcover at 5,700′. From there it was shortly possible to hike a mostly snowfree spur ridge heading west and north to the forested top of what has been called ‘John Evans Mountain’.
The John Evans summit has a surprise- a 20′ wooden water tank. When you see the symbol ‘WT’ on topo maps you never know what you’ll get. In any event, this is irrigated cattle country. But of course, the ascent isn’t complete until climbing to the top of the tank. Watch for splinters.
John Victor Evans (1925-2014) was born and raised at the base of the Pleasantview Hills in Malad, Idaho. He was a farmer, a devoted family man, a civic leader, and principle in the regional DL Evans Bank. In 1977 he became Governor of the State of Idaho and served until 1986. In a poll Evans was ranked 77 out of 100 people who have had the most to do with creating Idaho as we now know it.