Peak 5849 by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 5,849 ft
Prominence: 376

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Peak 5849 (hump in dead center) as viewed from John Evans Canyon Road to the east. Livingston Douglas Photo

This peak is not in the book. Published November 2020


Date of Climb:  October 12, 2020

Peak 5849 is a gentle scrub hump that sits at the mouth of John Evans Canyon, northwest of Malad City, ID. This area is a mix of BLM land and private ranch land, so be careful. Carry a map with the public/private land lines to be safe. Peak 5849 is an easy scramble from John Evans Canyon Road and its north ridge. USGS Ireland Springs

Peak 5849 (hump in dead center) as viewed from John Evans Canyon Road to the east. Livingston Douglas Photo

Peak 5849 (hump in dead center) as viewed from John Evans Canyon Road to the east. Livingston Douglas Photo

Access

From Malad City (Exit 13 on I-15), drive northwest up Bannock Road (which becomes Daniels Road) to [signed] 4000N. This road junction is 8.5 miles from the Maverik Gas Station at Exit 13. Go west on 4000N (which becomes John Evans Canyon Road) for 2.7 miles and park at a cattle guard/fence at the base of the north ridge (5,100 feet).

North Ridge, Class 2

The Climb

From the cattle guard, climb up an obvious sagebrush ridge just to the right/west of a prominent dry gully. The sagebrush is thickest in the gully and on the sides of the ridge, so get up onto the crest of the ridge as soon as possible. Scramble up the short scrub on the ridge all the way to the gentle summit. The summit of Peak 5849 has a small cairn. There aren’t many loose rocks with which to build a larger one.

Looking up the north ridge of Peak 5849 from its base at a cattle guard along John Evans Canyon Road. Livingston Douglas Photo

Looking up the north ridge of Peak 5849 from its base at a cattle guard along John Evans Canyon Road. Livingston Douglas Photo

The summit of Peak 5849, looking west at other Pleasantview Hills. Livingston Douglas Photo

The summit of Peak 5849, looking west at other Pleasantview Hills. Livingston Douglas Photo

The small summit cairn atop Peak 5849. Livingston Douglas Photo

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Pleasantview Hills

Longitude: -112.40279   Latitude: 42.23559

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