Pine Spring Ridge

Elevation: 7,878 ft
Prominence: 1,128

Here is Rick Baugher’s trip report to the summit of the highest point on the Bear Lake Plateau. “On 7/14/13 from my 5,960-foot camp spot at the northeast corner of Bear Lake, I rode then hiked a seldom-used BLM two-track north up the canyon. After about 3 miles, I reached a 7,460-foot saddle. Turned east on an up and down faint ridge crest track. An occasional cow, deer, and antelope kept me company. A large knocked-down sandstone cairn announced the summit of Pine Spring Ridge. The USDA Forest Service benchmark is stamped ‘Gate’ and dated 1960. Returned in evening shadows, and nearing the finish gave a large hissing rattlesnake a wide berth. We both appreciated the mutual respect shown.”  USGS Pegram

Approaching the crest of Pine Spring Ridge from the west. Rick Baugher Photo

Approaching the crest of Pine Spring Ridge from the west. Rick Baugher Photo

Station 'Gate' at highpoint of Bear Lake Plateau. View S to the Utah portion of Bear Lake, 7/14/13. Rick Baugher Photo

Station ‘Gate’ on the high point of the Bear Lake Plateau (7/14/13). View south to the Utah portion of Bear Lake. Rick Baugher Photo

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Bear Lake Plateau

Longitude: -111.23189   Latitude: 42.13349

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