Elevation: 5,849 ft
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
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
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.