Ascent of Freel Peak on 2010-09-18
|Others in Party:||John Mitchler|
|Date:||Saturday, September 18, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||10881 ft / 3316 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe 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|
| 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|
| 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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