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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

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

TDRobertsRoute Climbed: Armstrong Pass - TRT Date Climbed: Sep 02  Sucess!


Took Forest Service road off Hyw 89 up Willow Creek. Several miles in a turn to the left took me to the Armstrong Pass trail. From there it was a simple hike - up over Armstrong Pass to a junction with the Tahoe Rim Trail. Once at the top of the pass on the TRT, I found a use trail heading up and right of steep drop offs. Soon the summit was visable and it was just a scree walk at that point. A quick traverse E / NE from the summit took me over to Jobs Sister. For the fastest decent I just headed S / SW down steep scree from the W saddle between Freel and Jobs Sister until back at Willow Creek road.
Posted Oct 20, 2003 9:01 am

jstrolinRoute Climbed: From the South - off Highway 89 Date Climbed: July 30, 2003  Sucess!
Did both Freel Peak and Job's Sister on the same day (planned to do Job's Peak as well, but the chance of thunderstorms later in the afternoon scarred me off). Had intended to go up via the old trailhead off of Pioneer Trail (in the Tahoe Basin). However, the Forest Service Road that begin at the end of Oneidas Street was closed from 7/30 through 9/15/03. Instead, I drove south on US 50 to CA 89 (heading east) and onto a Forest Service road .8 on a mile from the intersection on highway 89 and highway 88. The book I had said the trail started at the end of the road, but I never found a trailhead. However, the road ends right at the base of the Job's Peak/Job's Sister/Freel Peak formation, so it's relatively easy to make your way to the saddle between peaks. A relatively short but strenous scramble up the loose scree to the saddle, and from there to Job's Sister. A well defined trail descends from Job's Sister to another saddle and up to Freel Peak. Beautiful views of Lake Tahoe and the western Sierra.
Posted Aug 18, 2003 7:04 pm

trekrbearRoute Climbed: Trout Creek Date Climbed: July 28, 2003  Sucess!
After a short distance past the gate from Fountain Place a couple driving out informed me I was trespassing and should have taken the Armstrong Pass TH near the gate. They kindly let me continue. Climbed up the steep, sandy slope to the TRT to the saddle then headed SE to Freel. Took the longer route back to stay legal and it was lovely.
Posted Aug 7, 2003 5:14 pm

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