Did it with Job's Sister with a plan to get up Job's Peak as well, but ran out of time. For a Sierra Peak, Freel is easy, because there is no talus, or scree and it doesn't seem to create its own wind storm like some of the other peaks do. I recommend this peak to everyone and it seems like it would be a great ski peak as well.
Climbed up from Trout Creek, went over to Jobs Sister, then back up to Freel again. Fun day! Hazy though.
Jobs Sister then Freel Peak with tang. Long day made longer by drive from/to Mtn View. Parked at cattle gate due to poor road conditions. Ice ax was good to have.
Should have brought snowshoes! Approached from Horse Meadow side. Had to park before the cattle guard due to snow.
Bagged after Jobs and Jobs Sister
Up Willow Creek on consolodated snowpack from 89. Tagged the summit (cold and extremely windy on top), then over to Jobs Sister and Jobs Peak.
First trip via Trout Creek October 1, 2006
Up via the Tahoe Rim Trail route, down the direct route in the gully. Very cold and windy on top, ran over the Job's Sister while I was there.
Beautiful day with great views. Had the summit to myself!
Made a loop from forest service road 51-A (Horse Meadows) to Jobs Peak, Jobs Sister and Freel Peak.
Hiked this with the County Highpointers group. We ran into numerous parties ascending or descending the peak in beautiful weather. The direct descent down to Fountain Place along the obvious gully from the saddle is definitely the way to go. It also will go as an ascent route if you don't mind hiking up through the sandy sections. It will save time for a party who perseveres and is in good shape.
Hiked up from Trout Creek gate via Armstrong Pass. Took direct route down to Fountain Place.
Freel, Job's Sister, and Job's Peak from FR51. Ascended Freel from the TRT, descended Job's via use trail back to Horse Meadow and FR51A.
Out of Kingsbury to Star Lake; up Freel; descent towards Job's Sister; right hand flank to lip of Job's Peak Canyon - descent down through Job's Peak Canyon to trail head on Foothill Road near Minden/Gardnerville.
Suggestion - descent through the Canyon is quite challenging - off trail, rock-hopping, manzanita, steep grades. Keep to the right hand on the fringes of the pine trees wherever possible. Gloves/long trousers are useful. Expect 2-4 hours depending on fitness, fatigue, etc to decend completely.
Fun but tiring hike through deep snow.
With son Ryan, 3rd visit. Tagged Trimmer Peak, too. Trip Report
Late start so did not complete 3 peeks of Freel, Job's Sister and Job...have to settle with Freel and Job's Sister. Great views however and high points busy with activity of migrating butterflies and ladybugs.
Up from Armstrong Pass and FR51.
Tagged Trimmer then backtracked over to Freel/Jobs Sister/Jobs
Descended the Jobs Pk trail back to Horse Meadow and then followed the forest road back to the TRT trailhead.
Pics are here
3x for Freel/JS, 2x for Jobs, 1x for Trimmer
Followed Dean's south side route and had fun
freestyled up this thing from some dirt and snow covered road off of 89. killer views up there, wish i brought my snowboard...
Not as bad a slog from the south as I had envisioned. Approach from Horse Meadow made for an efficeint of trifecta of Freel, Job's Sister and Job.
Bagged Freel, Jobs Sister and Jobs Peak in a single hike starting from the Jobs peak trail head. A recent snow had left approx 6 inches of snow which remained on north facing slopes. Beautiful views of Tahoe!