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Ascent of Freel Peak on 2010-09-18

Climber: Tim Berger

Others in Party:none
passed two on TRT
one was going to summit
Date:Saturday, September 18, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Freel Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:10881 ft / 3316 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Amstrong pass TH off USFS road 51 "Willow Creek Road", just east of Luther Pass, Hwy 89

Willow ck road is barely passible for passenger cars at the entrance, but is easily passable thereafter.

Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) is excellent path, well graded,demarked and maintained. Spur to Freel is light maintained trail, sandy scree nearer summit. Not as loose as feared.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2631 ft / 801 m
    Total Elevation Loss:321 ft / 97 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.9 mi / 7.9 km
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
35 to 55F, breezy from SW
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2631 ft / 801 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 5.9 km
    Route:Tahoe Rim Trail, spur to summit
    Start Trailhead:Armstrong Pass TH  8250 ft / 2514 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:321 ft / 97 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:east face
    End Trailhead:Col with Jobs Sister to east  10560 ft / 3218 m
    Time:20 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Freel to Jobs (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Freel Peak2010-09-182631 ft / 802 m
2Jobs Sister2010-09-18363 ft / 111 m
3Jobs Peak2010-09-18833 ft / 254 m
Total Trip Gain: 3827 ft / 1167 m    Total Trip Loss: 3727 ft / 1136 m



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