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JonodoRoute Climbed: Armstrong Pass Date Climbed: Sept 27, 2005  Sucess!


Ascended via Armstrong Pass on the TRT. It looks like the road that leads to Trout Creek is on private property and as there were trail crews in the area I didn't want to chance it. I descened via Trout Creek and there were people on the private property at Fountain Place. I took an old dirt road leading west to avoid them so as not to get busted.

The weather was really crappy. Foggy and drizzly. The area got about 2-4 inches on new snow the previous night. Needless to say there were no views what-so-ever. I was planning on continuing on to Jobs Sister but couldn't really get excited beacuse of the weather. Maybe next time.
Posted Sep 27, 2005 9:45 pm

Michael GraupeRoute Climbed: From Armstrong Pass Date Climbed: Summer 2000  Sucess!

Michael Graupe

Hiked along the Tahoe Rim Trail to the saddle to the NW of the summit and scrambled to the top on steep loose sandy slopes.
Posted Sep 27, 2005 7:36 pm

ClimbingJunkieRoute Climbed: Trout Creek Date Climbed: September 14, 2005  Sucess!


Great Hike on a Great Trail. I love the TRT. Awsome views from the summit.
Posted Sep 14, 2005 11:19 pm

sierramtngoatRoute Climbed: Trout Creek Date Climbed: May 23, 2004  Sucess!


Solo hike, met Balajisv on the way up. The sandy trail made for a quick descent.
Posted Sep 10, 2005 5:01 am

davis13Route Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!


Great views of Tahoe. You can just about kick steps in the scree on the south side. Would like to try it in the winter.
Posted Aug 2, 2005 3:04 pm

Dow WilliamsRoute Climbed: Armstrong Pass Date Climbed: July, 2000  Sucess!

Dow Williams

Made part of my marathon training running up certain mountains at Lake Tahoe when I lived in Incline Village. This trip included trail runners and tons of water. I also napped Job's Sister on the same run. Tahoe has some of the best trail running anywhere in the world. Cheers!
Posted Jun 26, 2005 1:28 pm

Eric LRoute Climbed: Horse Meadow to Armstrong Pass Date Climbed: 25 September 2004  Sucess!

Eric L

Nice hike with great views all most the whole way to the top. Me and my dog(Ginger) did it in an hour and a half.
Posted Jan 28, 2005 8:45 pm

rhyangRoute Climbed: Ridge traverse from Armstrong Pass Date Climbed: 23-Jan-2005  Sucess!


Started from Road 051 on snowshoes, camped at 9200' on ridge above Armstrong Pass, then headed up ridge and traversed to summit, avoiding the rock towers enroute.

Early morning steep snow was hard enough that I used aluminum crampons and an ice axe, but by 10am it was soft enough to kick steps in most places (where there was still snow)

Fantastic weather - almost windless, no clouds to speak of. Only downside was that Lake Tahoe was socked in by fog.
Posted Jan 25, 2005 12:46 am

WallylongridgeRoute Climbed: South side(trail) Date Climbed: Oct.11, 2004  Sucess!


Did Freel, Job's Sister and Job's peak. That was a fun day of peakbagging
Posted Oct 18, 2004 4:49 pm

DaveWillmottRoute Climbed: Trout Creek Date Climbed: August 21, 2004  Sucess!


Took the Oneidas road to Fountain Place and climbed up the steep trail to the east and the saddle with the TRT. Followed a blue ribbon route to the peak. Then we took the use trail to Job's Sister and then descended the ridge line to Star Lake where we swam. From there we took the TRT back to the saddle and back to the cars. On the way back out the gate was locked and we had to wait to have it opened. The owner of the private land was unhappy with us for tresspassing. See my addition on getting there.
Posted Aug 22, 2004 1:19 pm

hyperbolictansRoute Climbed: Trout Creek Date Climbed: 18th july 2004  Sucess!


Climbed with some friends. Memorable.
Posted Jul 18, 2004 1:58 pm

SamanthaRoute Climbed: Armstrong Pass, South Slope Date Climbed: 7/10/04  Sucess!


Hiked from 89, hooked up w/ Tahoe Rim trail (hairpin left just after the second bridge, trail turns to single track, then another right at a triple juncture), over Armstrong Pass to the saddle, then right up sand to the summit. Decended the south side to Horse Meadow and out on the road. Have a feeling I should not have been walking down the south slope because of an endangered flower. It was a lot quicker though. Ooops....
Posted Jul 12, 2004 12:14 pm

derbillyRoute Climbed: South side Date Climbed: June 30, 2004  Sucess!


Did a triple peak bag with Jobs Sister and Jobs Peak amidst darkening clouds, rain, snow and lightning nearby.
Posted Jul 6, 2004 7:34 pm

DeanRoute Climbed: So. Side route from FS 051 Date Climbed: June 5,2004  Sucess!


I drove over to the south side and approached it from

the barely passable (for my Honda Accord) road that had me carefully taking my time. At about the 5 mile mark (??) I parked it and headed directly up the south side. I was parked at 8400 feet so it was 2400+ to the summit and less than two miles. I was up in less than two hours and had the summit to myself on this absolutely gorgeous day.

The trip back to the car took less than 40 minutes. If anyone is interested, I took GPS bearings on where I parked and a waypoint or two. I've listed this route as the South Side one in the route section. I did hook in with a use trail about half way up. I had to get back to Washington state so I passed up the opportunity to get both Job's Peak and Job's Sister, maybe another time.
Posted Jun 6, 2004 2:30 pm

balajisvRoute Climbed: Trout Creek Date Climbed: May 23 2004  Sucess!


Second time on Freel. Took the longer (Tahoe Rim trail) the last time and didn't reach the true summit. Great views from the top.
Posted May 27, 2004 1:42 am

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: from SR89 via Horse Meadow Date Climbed: April 3, 2004  Sucess!

Bob Burd

What Matthew said below. Trip Report
Posted May 11, 2004 3:08 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: from SR 89 via Horse Meadow Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2004  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

Freel-Jobs Sister-Jobs dayhike with Bob. Another SPS peak and county highpoint ticked off the list--a productive day...
Posted Apr 29, 2004 9:18 pm

blmcclainRoute Climbed: Trout Creek Date Climbed: April 11th, 2004  Sucess!


Great hike with excellent views of Tahoe and the high Sierras to the south. Summited with rgreen and tsteine. The hike was extended from five to 14 miles with the gate being closed - it made for a long day. The head of the gulley steepens quite a bit and although an ice axe and crampons weren't absolutely necessary, I did use mine and it made for a quicker approach. We saved some pride by summiting a bit before Grettel the summit dog. Enjoyed some nice glissades down. Great peak, can't wait to do it again.
Posted Apr 13, 2004 1:07 pm

rgreeneRoute Climbed: Trout Creek Date Climbed: 11 April 2004  Sucess!


Climbed with blmcclain and tsteine for a nice spring Easter trip. It's been warm so snow levels were way up; I had snowshoes and ice axe and didn't use either - the snow we ran into (and there was a bunch) wasn't so deep or icy to need them. The gate was still closed (rumor has it that it's usually closed until May 1), so that added another 4.5 miles of slogging up to the road before the trailhead. Nice views, clear day, and warm (but a bit windy) at the top. CA COHP #18.
Posted Apr 12, 2004 1:24 pm

LippoDate Climbed: October 30 2002  Sucess!


My first 10. Did Freel, Job's and Job's Sister day hike. Excellent hike, terrible headache.
Posted Nov 22, 2003 7:27 am

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