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Hike Freel, Job's Sister and Job, 10,000 ft + peaks

This hike is intended to be fitness hike in preparation for Whitney. 


Leader: Dave W.
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Difficulty: Strenuous, rock scrambling, 11+miles, 4000 ft of elevation gain. Count on a long day.
 

There is no water on the trail. Leaving Starbucks promptly at 7:35

Trail Head: Drive east on Hwy 50 to Myers Junction in Lake Tahoe, turn right on SR 89 drive towards Luther Pass.
From the Luther Pass sign just before the descent to Hope valley go south 0.8 miles until you see a paved left turn. Turn left, the pavement ends abruptly and turns into a dirt road which may require a high clearance vehicle. Travel about 3.4 miles until you cross the second bridge and park on the left near the unmarked trailhead. The trail head crosses a new bridge back over the last stream crossing.

We will hike from the trail head to Armstrong Pass and head east on the Tahoe Rim trail to the top of Freel pass. From there a marked trail heads towards Freel Peak. We must stay on the trail to avoid disturbing the rare Draba plant. After reaching Freel Peak with views of Lake Tahoe, we can then descend and climb back up to Job's sister. After summitting Job's sister we make a 1000 foot steep descent and reclimb back up to Job. From Job we get great views of the Carson valley and Gardnerville. The route back to the cars is mostly on trail via Horse Meadow.

Here as map of the route: http://files.meetup.com/1713568/freel.JPG

As always this is a leave no trace hike, please bring the 10 essentials for a back country hike.

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  • Dave W.

    A beautiful day with a friendly group. 11.3 miles, 4000 ft of elevation gain. 8 hrs, 10 min. Thanks to all for coming.

    1 · July 16, 2013

    • Trese

      Thanks to you for taking us! I enjoyed our day! The people were great and very supportive of each other. So cool I was able to attend and complete regardless of my rib injury! Epic day Dave!

      July 16, 2013

    • Dave W.

      I looked at the stats from last time. We were only 15 minutes slower, but we spent a lot of time on the peaks.

      1 · July 17, 2013

  • Marla L

    Amazing scenery, beautiful weather, great workout. Couldn't have been a better day. Thanks Dave for leading this wonderful hike and thanks to everyone for the good company.

    July 17, 2013

  • Trese

    Great time! Good people! Slamming fish tacos and beer!!

    July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dave is back!! Woohoo

    July 15, 2013

  • Macgyver

    I strained my calf on Training Hill this afternoon and won’t be able to make it…sorry for the late notice :-(

    July 15, 2013

  • chris k.

    will try to make it if you post again..

    July 15, 2013

  • cherl

    Sorry, didn't get the day off. I tried. :(

    July 15, 2013

  • Trese

    See you in the morn! :)

    July 15, 2013

  • Shannon B 👣

    Oh HECK! I have to work unexpectedly and cannot get out of it. Would you consider postponing until Tuesday, July 30?

    July 12, 2013

    • Dave W.

      I'll still go with 12 committed

      July 14, 2013

    • Carmen

      Hey Shannon, I hiked with Dave W. yesterday and he said we are still on for this Tuesday the 16th.

      July 14, 2013

  • Viera

    I can go after all!

    July 9, 2013

  • Christy

    plans changed for the 16th..

    July 8, 2013

  • Victoria J.

    I apologize but I have to cancel. Hopefully I can join you another time.

    July 1, 2013

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