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amongthecloudsAttempt via C2C
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2014

amongtheclouds

Almost successful - turned back 1 mile short of the summit after about 13.75 miles and 9,600 ft gain leading up to that point. A lot of variables at play - hour of the day, diminished food supplies, making sure I made it back to the tram, etc - upon rounding the bend part ways up and seeing the final summit block, gut instinct determined that a C2C completion was not in the cards. The Skyline portion went great though. Hopefully there's be another chance at this in the distant future.
Posted Oct 12, 2014 3:55 pm

yadahzoemtnAwesome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2007

yadahzoemtn

Thanks to Kathy who showed me the way.
Posted Jul 17, 2014 9:54 am

Ted BauerLong Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2013

Ted Bauer

Perfect weather and a beautiful day on the mountain.
Posted Dec 18, 2013 1:15 pm

pBergYear 2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2013
This year's C2C was almost an hour faster than last year's, and we tacked on some bonus peaks for added measure!
Posted Jul 2, 2013 11:51 am

pBergFun times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2012
Started off as my first Skyline trip. Felt great, ended up going all the way.
Posted Jul 2, 2013 11:50 am

WildFinally!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2011

Wild

Did Skyline first the year before, couldn't wait to do this one. Snow line started during the traverse just below Coffman's Crag. Great route!
Posted Dec 21, 2012 1:58 pm

jimeganCactus to clouds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2012

jimegan

started at 4 am and had fun trying to follow the trail until the sun came up about 7. Tough route for an old guy!
Posted Oct 22, 2012 8:02 pm

MValentineC2C  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2011

MValentine

Decided to go solo so I could take the uphill as quick as I wanted, but ended up hiking with another solo goer on the trail. Took me 5 and a half hours to make it from the Desert Museum to the summit with a quick break at the top of the skyline trail. Love this route! Can't wait to do it again.
Posted Sep 21, 2012 2:36 pm

laswansoCactus to Clouds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2012

laswanso

Hot for most of the trip. Hauled crampons and ice axe up, but didn't need them.
Posted Jun 25, 2012 1:16 pm

MoapaPkAbsolutely beautiful, C2C  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2011

MoapaPk

Snow started at 5700', and made the day tougher, but the scenery (with clouds below) was memorable.
Posted Nov 5, 2011 11:51 pm

twigasaurusA Grueling Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2011

twigasaurus

I thought I was in good shape until a few miles into this hike. I was carrying supplies for another hiker and myself, so my pack weighed in at 45lbs. My legs felt it all the way up. Great sense of accomplishment upon reaching the summit!
Posted Sep 11, 2011 2:41 am

DsgnrjoanCactus to Clouds
Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2011
You need to bring lots water! We had two 200plus guys drink 7 liters of water getting to the tram. We left the Museum parking lot at 5 AM. Tried to summit up old trail up Tamarack Valley following stream. Lost trail in slush, downfall, etc. Still a great day!
Posted May 3, 2011 12:38 am

Kristin5berryC to C 2/5/11  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2011

Kristin5berry

Started at 4:30 am by way of the museum parking lot Palm Springs, summit at 2:00pm and back down around 5:00
Posted Feb 10, 2011 4:07 am

mdostbySkyline

mdostby

Museum to Tram on this hike. Fun day with great friends.
Posted Feb 7, 2011 10:08 pm

ShinLVC2C2C  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2010

ShinLV

Did Cactus to Cloud up and back. I hiked with other 10 hikers, everyone took cable car down, but I ran down all the way back to the car.
The last 1,500 ft to the peak was all covered with snow and we didn't have any snow gear. But, we made it.
26 miles and 11,800 ft total elevation gain. Took me 15 hours including long lunch break at cable car station and peak.
Great hike. I will do it again !
C2C2C Trip Report
Posted Feb 6, 2011 8:31 pm

VaslerOn the Rise  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2010

Vasler

What a great hike! It's been marked one of the most difficult day hikes by Backpacker, but it was a nice grade all along and really well beaten. Easy pace with outstanding views, the only issue came past the tram when I was surprised by untrampled snow to the peak. Started at 5 something in the morning and was a step above the heat the whole time.
Posted Dec 9, 2010 4:04 pm

Moogie737Art Museum start  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2010

Moogie737

W/ Brent. Started at 4:30 a.m., reached the Mt. San Jacinto summit at 2:14 p.m. Perfect weather. Caught the 5 p.m. tram down and were offered and accepted a ride back to our museum-parked car from a gracious couple who just happened to be driving a 325i Beemer. Is there any better way to bring this hike to a conclusion?
Posted Nov 17, 2010 9:46 pm

fossanaC2C2C  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2009

fossana

Cactus to Clouds out and back from Museum Drive. The descent to Long Valley was equally as punishing as the ascent. IMHO, Long Valley to the summit was annoyingly indirect with long meandering, switchbacks (a la Whitney Main Trail). Finished in 12:45.
Posted Nov 18, 2009 11:00 am

ElwoodSolo 1st time trip!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2009

Elwood

Wow! Long & brutal hike, but very rewarding! Didn't have any route-finding issues until near the top, where it looks like a large rock & tree slide destroyed the trail, but it's so near where you top out, it's easy to tell where you need to be.
Posted Oct 31, 2009 12:08 am

jfloC2C  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2008

jflo

I think this is what turned me to technical climbing - after walking up 10000 ft you gotta do something else for fun. Gorgeous day though.
Posted Sep 17, 2009 6:05 pm

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