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.
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.
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.