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McCannsterFreel  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2009


With Ben, biked part way up TRT, then hiked the rest of the way. Great views, great weather. Went on to Job's Sis. A good birthday hike.
Posted Jul 26, 2009 11:06 pm

fedakFrom Jobs/Horse Meadow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2009


2x, Went back up to do Jobs and decided to tag Jobs Sister/Freel while I was up there. Couple thunderstorms rolled through Luther Pass during the trip. Returned via a sand ski down the back slope of Freel.

Pics here.
Posted Jul 3, 2009 11:22 am

fedakTRT from Armstrong/FR51  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009


Clear beautiful summer day to spend at the sandy beach at 10k ft.
With Jobs Sister.

Pics are here
Posted Jun 28, 2009 12:07 am

NoonduelerBig rock sandy Mtn. !  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 1995


Slogged up surfed down!
Posted Feb 3, 2009 2:26 am

selinunte01Highest Point of Tahoe Area  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2000


We hiked Freel Peak via Tahoe Rim Trail and back the nice shortcut from the saddle. Had to do some more miles because the road was blocked so we had to leave the car near Meyers.
There was a strange guy at the summit showing off with his revolver - we survived !
Posted Jan 29, 2009 11:41 am

wmollandTrout Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2008


Good climb with only a little snow up to the saddle. A fun snow climb up the ridge to the windy and bitterly cold summit.
Posted Dec 4, 2008 5:40 pm

emilieHorse Meadow to Armstrong Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2008


Dave's approach and route description of Horse Meadow to Armstrong Pass were perfect. It was a great winter hike with several inches of snow the entire way and high winds on the last mile to the summit. Very happy Rd 51 was still open and driveable to access this side of the mountain.
Posted Oct 13, 2008 10:23 am

cjrandallUp Trout Creek, Down Armstrong Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008


Followed Gary Suttle's directions on the way in, and thought I was going up the Armstrong Pass route, figured out about an hour of the way in I was actually on the steep and sandy Trout Creek use trail. This route definitely IS evil! Steep, sandy, and very brushy lower down, I lost the trail two or three times. Was very happy to reach the TRT/Freel Peak trail junction at the 9680ft saddle, a mountain biker was lolling around and was surprised to see me come up.

With the temps in the low-to-mid 90s down at lake level, I was surprised how breezy it was up higher. Put my windbreaker on for the final steep climb to the summit, winds were probably 25-30mph.

Not a cloud in the sky, absolutely gorgeous views in all directions. A bit hazy in the Central Valley blocking views to the coast range, was able to see dozens of peaks.

Instead of fighting the brush on the way down Trout Creek, decided to descend the TRT to Armstrong Pass, and then take the mountain bike trail back to Oneidas Street. This part of the trail has completely changed since Gary Suttle wrote his guidebook.

I definitely recommend coming in from the south up and over Armstrong Pass if you're planning on hiking the whole way. The mountain bike trail to Oneidas meanders a lot, and the bike traffic is a hassle.
Posted Sep 2, 2008 12:27 pm

jboldt1971Years Ago  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 1993


Clilmbed this years ago with a great group of friends. Need to get up there again. I remember lots of sand!
Posted Aug 21, 2008 1:15 pm

TracyLoop hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008


I hiked from Forest Service Road 051 up to Armstrong pass and then bushwacked up the south ridge to the peak. On the way down I hiked east to the nearest saddle, bushwacked south down to Horse Meadow and then walked the road back to my vehicle. 2:45 hrs. up and 1:00 hr. down.
Posted Jun 22, 2008 11:14 pm

edevartFrom Horse Meadow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008


Camped at Horse Meadow and hiked up to the pass between Job's sister and Job's. Ascended Job's Sister via South Face then traversed over to Freel. Dropped (scree ski) down Free's south face back to car.
Posted Jun 22, 2008 12:08 pm

dbraunsteinThe day the fire broke out  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007


Bagged both Freel and Job's Sister with hgrapid. Decided to drive back to Reno via SLT and found to our surprise a large fire had started. Great hike, awesome views. My 2nd Tahoe 10,000er.
Posted Jun 7, 2008 6:27 pm

Brian KaletSouth Side Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2008

Brian Kalet

Skied from the summit! Trip Report
Posted Feb 19, 2008 1:28 pm

sacplannerTahoe Triple Crown  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 2, 2007


Day hiked the Tahoe Triple Crown from the south. It was very windy and cold, but we missed the first winter storm by a week. A light dusting of snow and high winds made for some spectacular spin-drifts along the ridge.
Posted Dec 28, 2007 11:16 am

pjgordonLake Tahoe  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2007


The views of the Lake Tahoe basin are spectacular from Freel. Why someone would not want to live around this great lake is beyond me.
Posted Nov 6, 2007 9:40 pm

JasonHVery Windy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2007


My second time to the top. This time I had company with me. It was very windy for most of the hike up, so we decided against Job's Sister. Maybe next time.
Posted Nov 5, 2007 10:53 am

panweilinTahoe Triple Crown  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007


Did a day hike to bag Tahoe Triple Crown - Freel Peak (10,881 ft, the highest of the Tahoe peaks), Jobs Sister (second-highest, at 10,823 ft), and Jobs Peak (fourth-highest, at 10,673 ft).
Posted Oct 25, 2007 3:39 pm

buzzdainerTrout Creek Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2006


Beautiful hike, though the trail was muddy. Lots of mountain bikers out and about. Some insect problems.
Posted Oct 14, 2007 10:38 pm

mybackyardFreel, Job's & Job's sis day hike.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2007


I parked my car at the little wooden bridge near the south slope and took the Tahoe rim trail towards Star Lake, summiting Freel in exactly 1.5 hours. Saw a large black bear who was coming down from near the summit of Job's sis. Took the south trail down from Job's and arrived back at my car in 4.5 hours.
Posted Sep 11, 2007 7:38 am

shaggypTrout Creek is Evil  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007


Though fairly short for the actual elevation attained the Trout Creek route takes an evil approach to Freel offering steep sand for better than half the distance to the rim trail which I attained about 50 yards short of the Freel use trail. The final mile of use trail was amazing quality with rock steps and cairns to guide you along, I give a huge high five to the parties who built it! Took me about 2:45 to get to the top. Kinda let down by the volume of people at the top, I think there were 6 or 7, but well worth the adventure. Met a guy on top who after some discussion decided my way up would be worth trying for the decent (he went up to armstrong and across from Oneidas). As expected the downtrip was fast taking only 1:30 from the top back to the parking area. I suggest to others to follow Cass' route up to armstrong and down via trout, it seems to make for a better loop.
Posted Aug 27, 2007 12:18 pm

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