Elevation: 7,420 ft
This peak is not in the book.
This mountain is the Pleasantview Hills High Point and has a prominence of 1,440 feet. The peak sits at the head of John Evans Canyon. On April 12, 2004, Rick Baugher rode up the left fork of John Evans Canyon until stopped by snowcover at 5,700 feet. From there, it was soon 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 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. The ascent isn’t complete until you stand atop the water 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 making Idaho as we now know it.