Pleasantview Hills HP (John Evans Mountain)

Elevation: 7,420 ft
Prominence: 1,440

This peak is not in the book.


This mountain is the Pleasantview Hills High Point at 7,420 feet and has a prominence of 1,440 feet. 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 feet. From there, it was shortly possible to hike a mostly snow-free spur ridge heading west and north to the forested top of what has been called ‘John Evans Mountain.’ USGS Ireland Springs

The 20' wooden water tank on the summit. Rick Baugher Photo

The 20-foot wooden water tank on the summit. Rick Baugher Photo

The summit has a surprise: a 20-foot 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.

View NE to John Evans Mountain on 11/4/09. By early November cows are off the range, main hunting season is over, and the land is quiet. Rick Baugher Photo

The view northeast to Pleasantview Hills HP (11/4/09). By early November, cows are off the range, main hunting season is over, and the land is quiet. Rick Baugher Photo

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.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Bannock Range

Longitude: -112.48859   Latitude: 42.22611

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