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Gooseberry Peak (11,090') Rick Baugher

View SW to Pioneer-Boulder crest line from summit of Gooseberry, 6/23/93.
Photo by Rick Baugher

Drive US Highway 93 to Sheep Creek. Motorcycle across steppe to mouth of unnamed canyon- my name 'Iron Run Canyon' because of exposure of iron ore higher up. Park near earthquake fault scarp, here 3' to 4' high, offset and well defined. Up rubbly canyon to avalanche catchment snowfield; with its suncups, looked like a mini glacier. Ascend ridge NE to main crest, then north along third class ledge/gully/face system to Gooseberry Peak el 11090'. The cairn built by Tom & Dana Lopez was found intact. Left register. High on connecting ridge found a crinoid fossil in shale. A crinoid or sea lilly was a shallow warm sea coral from the Mississippian Period 330 million years ago.

View SW to Pioneer-Boulder crest line from summit of Gooseberry Peak in the Pahsimeroi Mountains, 6/23/93.

View NW to McGowan, 6/23/93.
Photo by Rick Baugher


Approaching the main crest south of Gooseberry Peak's summit. View NW to McGowan Peak. Mindful foot and hand placement is advised on this loose sedimentary rock. Photo date 6/23/93.

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