Francs Peak Climber's Log

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scgrant

scgrant - Dec 5, 2016 9:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2016

Francs   Sucess!

We did this one via the Phelps Mountain Road. Fun, steep 4wd road up to 11,000'. Fun hike with Victor Zhou, where we had several grizzly bear sightings and were also motivated to hurry with some potential shitty weather. We had plans of doing Phelps Mountain on the way out but threatening weather persuaded us to call it good.

tlockling

tlockling - Oct 11, 2014 2:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2013

Great area

Saw numerous elk and about 120 antelope on the Phelps Mountain Road. Many Bear scats. My 14 year old daughter and I climbed this on a rainy/ partly cloudy day. Beautiful views though. Had to get out before the Phelps Rd turned bad.

SarahThompson

SarahThompson - Sep 9, 2014 11:52 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2014

Phelps Mtn Road  Sucess!

Wyoming's only reasonably daytripable 13er! What a treat. Easy but interesting hike. This range is very different than others in Wyoming! Followed bear tracks in new snow to within half a mile of the summit! Beware the 4x4 road when wet; lots of slick mud turned us around a few days earlier. This was WY 13er #34/35 for me. Black Tooth remains...

ywardhorner

ywardhorner - Jul 19, 2013 2:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2013

Beautiful Summit  Sucess!

We did the Northeast Ridge in a day (returning through Jack Creek drainage). Absolutely spectacular area. Lots of bear tracks and scat but we didn't see a bear, which was fine with me.

musicman82

musicman82 - Sep 15, 2011 6:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2011

From the Phelps Mountain Road  Sucess!

What a summit! I did Francs the short way, the top of the Phelps Mountain Jeep Road - it's much easier that way.

WoollytheMammoth

WoollytheMammoth - Aug 8, 2011 2:10 am

Memorable hike  Sucess!

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.

jstanley

jstanley - Oct 6, 2009 2:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2009

Franc's Peak Ascent  Sucess!

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.

NavySeabee

NavySeabee - Nov 29, 2007 2:31 pm

Meadow Creek Trail

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.

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