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FairweatherTrout Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2014


Cool day with a dusting of snow up high.
With John
Posted Oct 24, 2015 1:37 am

Awalusaltitude  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2015


Long way from on oniedas street great going up forever coming back lol
Posted Sep 14, 2015 8:33 pm

bechttFrom Armstrong Pass via TRT   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2015


Quick hike up from Horse Meadows. I wasn't aware of the direct route otherwise I would have taken that one.
Posted Aug 20, 2015 3:27 pm

jkantolineFreel / Job's Sister  Sucess!


Wow what a climb! Tough but rewarding. Would like to do it again.
Posted Jun 23, 2015 1:57 am

GroundControlLovely Day on Freel Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2014


Great help from Alltrails.com to have a nice dayhike on this peak.
Posted Dec 29, 2014 1:25 am

Pharmacistfrom the South  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2014


from forest road 51 up the south slope and along the ridge to the summit. Then Job's sister and looped back to the car.
Posted Dec 2, 2014 5:05 pm

paulinadaoTrout Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2014
Hiked this in mid-November a few days after a storm, up the Trout Creek drainage system.

A bit of snow on the slopes, but no more than 6" in most places. It was a bit icy on the descent, but doable without microspikes.

Full trip report: http://bit.ly/freelpk
Posted Nov 17, 2014 6:53 pm

Brian AsherTrimmer, Freel's, Job's Sister, Job's Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2014

Brian Asher

Trimmer, Freel’s, Job’s Sister, and Job’s Peak Loop

I drove up Hwy 50 to the junction with Hwy 89 in Myers and headed East towards Luther Pass. 9.6 miles after turning onto Hwy 89 and about .7 of a mile past Luther pass you will take a left on an unmarked forest road (later signs say 051) which is paved for the first couple hundred yards. Stay on this road for 3.4 miles, ignoring many spurs which shoot to the left and right. Stay on road 051. The road was not too rough, and I imagine that it should be fine for most passenger cars. You will cross a cattle grate or two and at 3.4 miles you cross your second small bridge. In about 200 feet there will be a dirt road which heads back and to the left. Rocks block the entrance to this dirt road. Park here.

You hike north on this dirt road/trail for about a mile or so and then meet up with the Tahoe Rim Trail. Take the TRT north towards Star Lake. After a series of long switchbacks you will reach the saddle at about 9,700 feet. The traverse to Trimmer Peak is to the left and the trail up to Freel’s Peak to the right. I traversed over to Trimmer’s Peak staying the right of the ridge for the majority of the time. There is no trail, but you need to work your way below the ridgeline. After tagging Trimmer Peak I headed back over to the sign for Freel’s and up to Freel’s Peak. From Freel’s, Job’s Sister is the obvious next stop. Despite looking very close by, the snow from last weekend’s storm and 400-500 foot drop down into the saddle made this take at least a half hour.
Backtracking from Job’s Sister down a few hundred yards to the saddle is a piece of cake, and then it gets a bit more interesting. You will hang a left towards Job’s Peak, and need to slide across the sandy slopes for about a quarter of a mile towards the lower saddle where you see a trail which leads up towards Job’s Peak. I highly recommend wearing good gaiters as the rocks will pour in to your shoes during this diagonal slide down Job’s Sister.

Once done with the sandy slide down Job’s Sister, you will want to stay close to the ridge and pick up the trail, which follows the ridge and curves left towards the summit of Job’s Peak. I went in early November and much of this trail towards Job’s Peak was covered in snow, which made for much slower going.

After gaining the summit of Job’s Peak head down the ridge for about a half mile or so until arriving at a series of large rock outcroppings. At these outcroppings a you will take a left, towards the south, on a trail which leads back down the valley towards Horse Meadows where you originally parked your car. Unless you are wanting to retrace your steps up Job’s Sister and Freel’s, turning left on this trail will save you a lot of time in completing the loop. The trail is surprisingly well marked as it stays to the left side of the valley and drops down quickly among the trees in the forest. After a couple of miles the trail hits the forest road 051. Follow this dirt road for about two more miles until arriving back at your car. The whole route was exactly 12 miles with 3700 feet of elevation gain. I started at 7 a.m. and finished at 12 a.m.
Posted Nov 9, 2014 7:38 pm

gordonyeFrom fountain place  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2014


Hiked with Mike Chen, up 3 hours, down 1.5 hour. Took the steep sandy use trail from Fountain Place to the saddle. Gorgeous views.
Posted Oct 11, 2014 11:48 pm

seanoFrom the south  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2014


Went up from the rim trail, then down the south sand-slope, for a short day. Trip report.
Posted May 29, 2014 3:11 pm

thelocsEarly Snow in an Otherwise Dry-ish Year   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2013


Great climb with the best views I've had from any mountain of Tahoe. Surprised at the amount of snow, and it got very cold at the summit so we didn't stay as long as we planned. Otherwise a very straightforward hike with some fun climbing along the way. The drive round trip from Reno was longer than the hike round trip.
Posted Apr 7, 2014 3:34 am

trexkerryFreel and Jobs Sister  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2013
Intended to take the Armstrong Pass route but made a wrong turn and took the much steeper Trout Creek trail followed by the offtrail climb up to the TRT. After Freel went over to Jobs Sister, but ran out of time before I could get to Jobs Peak. Trip report at http://www.mountainhiker.org/trip_report.aspx?id=109
Posted Nov 17, 2013 9:34 am

bctahoe75Freel Peak   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2013


Hiked Freel Peak and Jobs Sister today with son and friend from Placerville. We started from the Horse Meadow Trailhead off FS051 (near the Luther Pass Summit). Locate the trailhead about 4 miles up FS051...you will cross a bridge and creek. Pull over and park immediately. Look down the creek and you will see a foot bridge over the creek and the start of the trail. Follow up to the first trail merge/junction (TRT) and follow right towards Star Lake. This will lead you to another trail merge at a saddle...to the right you will see a sign for Freel Peak (1 mile) follow up and you are there...it took us about 2.5 hours from the start to get here. To the east from the summit you will see Jobs Sister...follow the path down to the saddle and the trail to the top of this peak...about 35 minutes. Fairly easy hike for fit experienced Sierra hikers! Enjoy...on this day the visibility was compromised because of the Yosemite Rim Fire and the smoke that has been in the area for weeks. Laslty, highly recommend a 4 wheel drive vehicle with some clearance for FS051.
Posted Sep 15, 2013 11:26 am

RuvichaDouble the Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2013


Car couldn't get past a rough patch on the route to Armstrong Pass so Ambret and I drove around the other side of the mountain and had a very pleasant hike to the summit. Then we went down, over and up to Jobs Sister Peak, back down, over and up to Freel's summit again, and back to the car. Nice day, great scenery.
Posted Aug 26, 2013 8:47 pm

AceSierraGood and Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008


Several years ago now, my first 10K+ peak. I remember almost throwing up several times due to dizziness at altitude. Started at the Oneidas gate, walked all the way to Armstrong Pass, then all the way up to the "Freel Pass" saddle. Made it much longer than necessary. Linked up with Jobs Sister.
Posted Aug 8, 2013 5:30 pm

JGHarrisonroad my bike up here  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2012


on the TRT...great bike ride. leave the bike and do a short walk to the top. Great ride and great views
Posted Aug 5, 2013 8:39 pm

craig5123 peaks in a day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2011


Managed Freel Peak, Job's Peak and Job's Sister from Luther Pass. All cross country and quite a sandy slog in some spots...especially up Job's Sister.
Posted Aug 3, 2013 1:43 pm

GlennDClear & Windy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2013


Nice hike up to Freel via Armstrong Pass, TRT, and summit trail.
Posted May 31, 2013 2:05 am

MiguelVieiraFrom Fountain Place  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008


Hike was longer than expected. Good views, but not as good as Tallac.
Posted Nov 15, 2012 1:11 am

Vic HansonThe Freel Job  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2012

Vic Hanson

Hiked up Freel, Job and Job's Sister from the Trout Creek TH on a windy day.
Posted Oct 21, 2012 2:10 am

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