Ascent of Jobs Sister on 2018-08-25

Climber: Brett Marciasini

Date:Saturday, August 25, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Jobs Sister
    Elevation:10823 ft / 3298 m

Ascent Trip Report

After bagging Freel, we decided to go over to Jobs Sister. It took about 45 minutes to reach the summit, Ogul #4 for me. The scenery is so weird, it’s like being on the moon. The haze and smoke had multiplied by the time we reached the summit. Still had a nice view of Star Lake below and the Carson Valley. The summit register is in a small jar down below from the summit inside the circular windbreak. I still had hoped of getting to Jobs Peak and we knew we needed to complete the loop as opposed to going back the way we came, so we followed Ryan Jerz’s 2015 track. If we were running too far behind, we could always descend from the turn-off to Jos Peak. The descent down the south side of Job’s Sister is gnarly! So sandy, I just started to sand ski down. You lose a ton of elevation! We followed the lower ridge along the track, but it had gotten to be too late in the day so we followed Ryan’s descent track back to the car. At this point, I figured since the smoke was so bad and the fact my wife couldn’t come, I’d be doing this traverse again. It just wasn’t worth it to get stuck in the dark in an unknown area. The trails were pretty beat up with foot prints most of the way down and then you hit a dirt road system that leads you back. I’d recommend coming up in 2 cars, parking one at the start for Freel and one as far as you can go up the towards Jobs Peak. This would save you 2+ miles at the end of the hike. Mileage is from Freel Summit to car. Elevation gain is from low point on ridge between Freel and Jobs Sister. See pics on Instagram: @thehuntindaddy
Note: had fantastic cell service on trail up to Freel and over to Jobs Sister. Lost it at some point between Jobs Sister and the turn-off to Jobs, never getting it back until the parking area. Provider is Verizon.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:373 ft / 113 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:373 ft / 113 m
    Distance:5.7 mi / 9.2 km
    Start Trailhead:10450 ft / 3185 m
Descent Statistics

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