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tlocklingGreat area
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2013


Saw numerous elk and about 120 antelope on the Phelps Mountain Road. Many Bear scats. My 14 year old daughter and I climbed this on a rainy/ partly cloudy day. Beautiful views though. Had to get out before the Phelps Rd turned bad.
Posted Oct 11, 2014 2:21 pm

SarahThompsonPhelps Mtn Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2014


Wyoming's only reasonably daytripable 13er! What a treat. Easy but interesting hike. This range is very different than others in Wyoming! Followed bear tracks in new snow to within half a mile of the summit! Beware the 4x4 road when wet; lots of slick mud turned us around a few days earlier. This was WY 13er #34/35 for me. Black Tooth remains...
Posted Sep 9, 2014 11:52 am

ywardhornerBeautiful Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2013


We did the Northeast Ridge in a day (returning through Jack Creek drainage). Absolutely spectacular area. Lots of bear tracks and scat but we didn't see a bear, which was fine with me.
Posted Jul 19, 2013 2:27 pm

musicman82From the Phelps Mountain Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2011


What a summit! I did Francs the short way, the top of the Phelps Mountain Jeep Road - it's much easier that way.
Posted Sep 15, 2011 6:21 pm

WoollytheMammothMemorable hike  Sucess!


Great hike from Meadow Cr. trailhead. Hard to find the trail at first but great trail once you find it. Saw three grizzlies on the upper slopes- cutworm moth season. Tetons look surprisingly close from all the way across the ecosystem.
Posted Aug 8, 2011 2:10 am

jstanleyFranc's Peak Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2009


From my tentsite at roughly 3100m in Meadow Creek Basin I climbed to the broad summit ridge/plateau and followed it north to the 4009 m summit of Franc's Pk in 3 hours in 11 minutes. The weather improved throughtout the day. I was completely alone all day, although the previous day three people and their dog had visited the summit.
Posted Oct 6, 2009 2:27 pm

NavySeabeeMeadow Creek Trail


My Dad and I made our attempt to summit this in August 2005 and ended up turning back about a mile or so from the summit as we ran out of time. Wanted to get back to the truck before dark to avoid confronting a grizzly in the dark. Fantastic views on this broad massif that was dusted in places with fresh snow.
Posted Nov 29, 2007 2:31 pm

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