Ascent of Francs Peak on 2013-08-05

Climber: Ken Jones

Others in Party:Dennis Poulin -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Monday, August 5, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Francs Peak
    Elevation:13153 ft / 4009 m

Ascent Trip Report

Refer to Dennis Poulin's trip report on this site.

A few more comments on the drive:

From Meeteetse we headed SW on SR 290. We kept to the right at the junction with the Wood River Road. Where the pavement ends we stayed right and continued up the Greybull River valley through the Pitchfork Ranch on good gravel. A bit over 5 miles later there is a fork: The right fork heads to the ranch's headquarters via a bridge over the river; we stayed left. Beyond this we stayed on the main road for 3 miles or so, and took a sharp left in the NE corner of Section 28. This led into an oil field area where we mostly kept to the left except on minor spurs. Eventually we found the signed "Phelps Mtn Road/4WD Only" and number post 207. This junction is in the northern part of Section 31. This is where the driving gets rough up to the plateau. You can identify our parking/camping spot from the attached GPS track.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3403 ft / 1037 m
    Extra Gain:650 ft / 198 m
    Route:ridge run, grizzly trail
    Trailhead:Near end of Road 207  11050 ft / 3368 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ken Jones
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