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Freel Peak - Jobs Sister - Jobs Peak 2014-09-13

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Trail stats

Distance
11.74 mi
Elevation gain
3,829 ft
Technical difficulty
Difficult
Elevation loss
3,829 ft
Max elevation
10,904 ft
TrailRank 
37 5
Min elevation
8,268 ft
Trail type
Loop
Time
8 hours 21 minutes
Coordinates
2546
Uploaded
September 17, 2014
Recorded
September 2014
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near Fountain Place, California (United States)

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Itinerary description

A three-summit hike to the highest, second-highest, and fourth highest peaks in the Lake Tahoe area. This loop hike is probably the easiest way to do all three peaks in one day. Requires high-clearance vehicle to reach the trailheads in Horseshoe Meadows on NFS road 51. This route is clockwise from the "upper trailhead" below Jobs Peak, walking down the road first to the "lower trailhead" below Anderson Pass, where the hike follows the Tahoe Rim Trail up to the final ascent Freel Peak. From the top of Freel it goes peak-to-peak to Jobs Sister and then Jobs Peak. The use trails between Jobs Sisters and Jobs Peak have many forks (marked here by waypoints), but most of them end up in the same place. The only tricky route-finding places are the flat parts of the two saddles, where the use trails temporarily disappear (look ahead while descending), and 1/3 mile above the upper trailhead, where intersecting dirt roads obscure the trail. The descent from Jobs Sister toward Jobs Peak is steep decomposed granite (like course sand), but easier going down than up. Toiyabe and Eldorado National Forests, Alpine and Eldorado Counties, California, USA.

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Waypoints

PictographIntersection Altitude 10,449 ft

Fork1

PictographIntersection Altitude 9,869 ft

Fork2

PictographIntersection Altitude 9,803 ft

Fork3

PictographIntersection Altitude 9,859 ft

Fork4

PictographIntersection Altitude 10,243 ft

Fork5

PictographIntersection Altitude 10,246 ft

Fork6

PictographIntersection Altitude 10,269 ft

Fork7

PictographIntersection Altitude 10,295 ft

Fork8

PictographIntersection Altitude 10,292 ft

Fork9

PictographIntersection Altitude 10,328 ft

Fork10

PictographWaypoint Altitude 8,891 ft

single-track-trail

head here to pick up single-track trail to Jobs Peak from the Jobs Peak trailhead, if confused by intersecting dirt road

PictographCar park Altitude 8,599 ft

UpperTrailhead

Horseshoe Meadow trailhead at Jobs Peak rail.

PictographCar park Altitude 8,291 ft

Lower Trailhead

Horseshoe Meadow trailhead, connector trail to Tahoe Rim Trail at Anderson Pass

Comments  (1)

  • dgaudet Oct 3, 2015

    I have followed this trail  View more

    i managed only to complete freel peak and jobs sister, by the time i was down in the saddle between jobs sister and job it was too late in the day, and i was moving too slowly. i chose to go cross-country to get down from the saddle which wasn't nearly as enjoyable as i would have liked... but other than that the hike was great.

    there are two sources of water early in the hike and nothing later on.

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