The Tobin Range is located in north central Nevada and, as is typical in the Basin and Range Region, runs north/south. The range is roughly 32 miles long. The tallest peak is Mount Tobin at 9,754 feet. There is a Wilderness Study Area (WSA) in the range which is 13,107 acres in size.
The 1915 Pleasant Valley earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.8, produced large fault scarps along the western side of the range. The fault scarps are quite obvious and impressive, once you know what to look for, in some areas there was up to 20 feet of vertical displacement.
I was lucky enough to spend some time in the Tobin Range in 2015. It's a gorgeous range, well worth a visit.
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