Freel Peak Climber's Log

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McCannster

McCannster - Jul 26, 2009 11:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2009

Freel  Sucess!

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.

fedak

fedak - Jul 3, 2009 11:22 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2009

From Jobs/Horse Meadow  Sucess!

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.

fedak

fedak - Jun 28, 2009 12:07 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009

TRT from Armstrong/FR51  Sucess!

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

Pics are here

Noondueler

Noondueler - Feb 3, 2009 2:26 am Date Climbed: Sep 22, 1995

Big rock sandy Mtn. !  Sucess!

Slogged up surfed down!

selinunte01

selinunte01 - Jan 29, 2009 11:41 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2000

Highest Point of Tahoe Area  Sucess!

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 !

wmolland

wmolland - Dec 4, 2008 5:40 pm Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2008

Trout Creek  Sucess!

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.

emilie

emilie - Oct 13, 2008 10:23 am Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2008

Horse Meadow to Armstrong Pass  Sucess!

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.

cjrandall

cjrandall - Sep 2, 2008 12:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

Up Trout Creek, Down Armstrong Pass  Sucess!

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.

jboldt1971

jboldt1971 - Aug 21, 2008 1:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 1993

Years Ago  Sucess!

Clilmbed this years ago with a great group of friends. Need to get up there again. I remember lots of sand!

Tracy

Tracy - Jun 22, 2008 11:14 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008

Loop hike  Sucess!

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.

edevart

edevart - Jun 22, 2008 12:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008

From Horse Meadow  Sucess!

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.

dbraunstein

dbraunstein - Jun 7, 2008 6:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007

The day the fire broke out  Sucess!

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.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Feb 19, 2008 1:28 pm Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2008

South Side Route  Sucess!

Skied from the summit! Trip Report

sacplanner

sacplanner - Dec 28, 2007 11:16 am Date Climbed: Dec 2, 2007

Tahoe Triple Crown  Sucess!

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.

pjgordon

pjgordon - Nov 6, 2007 9:40 pm Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2007

Lake Tahoe  Sucess!

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.

JasonH

JasonH - Nov 5, 2007 10:53 am Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2007

Very Windy  Sucess!

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.

panweilin

panweilin - Oct 25, 2007 3:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007

Tahoe Triple Crown  Sucess!

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).

buzzdainer

buzzdainer - Oct 14, 2007 10:38 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 2006

Trout Creek Trail  Sucess!

Beautiful hike, though the trail was muddy. Lots of mountain bikers out and about. Some insect problems.

mybackyard

mybackyard - Sep 11, 2007 7:38 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2007

Freel, Job's & Job's sis day hike.  Sucess!

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.

shaggyp

shaggyp - Aug 27, 2007 12:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

Trout Creek is Evil  Sucess!

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.

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