Ascent of Freel Peak on 2010-09-18

Climber: Ken Russell

Others in Party:John Mitchler
Kathy Mitchler
Dave Covill
Becky Covill
Roxanne Everett
Denis Dean
Vince Kloster
Coby King
Date:Saturday, September 18, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Freel Peak
    Elevation:10881 ft / 3316 m

Ascent Trip Report

We parked at the Trout Creek gate and started out on the direct route, past Fountain Place, that goes straight up drainage on the west side of Freel. Instead we bushwhacked across Trout Creek and found the trail to Armstrong Pass. We could have taken this trail from the gate where we parked.

Trail is well graded and after Armstrong Pass it traverses the west side of Freel to the 9,700 ft saddle on the NW side. From there the summit spur trail climbs up to the summit.

On the way down, we headed directly west from the saddle on a well beaten way trail back to Fountain Place. The trail is very sandy and was excellent for descending.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3161 ft / 963 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3161 ft / 963 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.5 mi / 15.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3161 ft / 963 m
    Distance:6.5 mi / 10.5 km
    Route:Armstrong Pass and TRT
    Start Trailhead:Fountain Place  7720 ft / 2353 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3161 ft / 963 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Trout Creek direct
    End Trailhead:Fountain Place  7720 ft / 2353 m

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