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fossanaC2C2C  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2009


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


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


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

ttalleyCalf burner!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2008


Great for a long day hike that seems to go up for a long time. Left the museum parking lot at 3AM, was on the summit at 10AM and back to the tram by a little before noon. Great hike, but could have used a few more hikes before doing that first 8000 feet to the tram!
Posted Jun 8, 2009 11:39 pm

LMoAwesome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2007


Super fun hike, now that I have forgotten how hard it was I will do it again!
Posted Mar 27, 2009 12:46 pm

ZeTo the Top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2008


Took up a group of 9 successfully. Our first time. With consistent pace, not too bad. I took a heavy pack which made it a bit more challenging, but the biggest issue is, how the hell do I eat enough to replenish all that energy burnt?! Over 5000 calories plus regular intake needs = 8000. And for that day I probably had 3000, 2000 before finishing the hike. No wonder I starting bonking at the peak!
Posted Oct 24, 2008 11:13 am

kevin trieuthey  Sucess!

kevin trieu

should destroy the Tram. that would make the hike fun.
Posted Sep 10, 2008 10:04 pm

crnhlioCactus to Clouds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2008


Sweet, long, definitely doing this again!
Posted Aug 31, 2008 7:04 pm

Fins129Awesome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2008


Long day but very fun. Hardest part seemed to be the tram to the summit.
Posted May 26, 2008 11:28 pm

Shirley LamI like this hike!  Sucess!

Shirley Lam

...and I'm always glad I can sneak down the tram to save my poor knees from the descent :)
Posted Jan 30, 2008 9:06 pm

bighornmonkeyDone...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2005


Did this route a few times...good work out. Enquire about snow conditions as it can be dangerouslty icy when you get close to the tram station...if it is the case bring crampons.
Posted Jan 18, 2008 1:10 pm

EManBevHillsWhat a Great Hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2007


1st attempt. Got an earlier than planned start due to a "wakeup" call from The Man. Sure was beatiful under the full moon! The hike from the Tram to the summit was a relative cakewalk. The bike ride back to the museum, however, was definitely 5th class.....
Posted Dec 10, 2007 3:44 pm

asmrzPalm Springs to Idyllwild  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2007


Penelope May and I hiked the Cactus to Clouds trail and continued on to Idyllwild via Welman's Divide on Thanksgiving Day 2007. Took us a super long day, 6am to 9pm, but we managed the 24 miles (just barely). A great trip!!
Posted Nov 24, 2007 6:21 pm

itpimpsLong and slow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007


It was a long day, but we all made it to the top. Once I got up there I enjoyed a quick cat nap at the top. I tried it last August pretty unprepared, but this time I was ready and I nailed it. Great hike for those who enjoy testing themselves.
Posted Aug 29, 2007 5:20 pm

dioidC2C  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2005


Went alone. On second thought not that smart. A killer hike.
Posted Aug 7, 2007 2:06 am

Dave SC2C  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2006

Dave S

Long but fun day with great partners!
Posted Jun 21, 2007 2:37 am

Hyadventure7 for 7  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 6, 2007


Every spring from 2002 to 2007, and then again in 2011 no failures to summit!

Posted May 15, 2007 2:10 pm

bechttCactus to Clouds
Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2006


My introduction to this route. Took us slightly longer than Ryan (crescentstrife) at 5.5 hours to the tram (our goal)
Posted Jan 8, 2007 9:18 pm

James_WFantastic Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2006


Always wanted to climb a desert peak from the floor. Fantasic views right from the start (started on Ramon road). I was impressed with the eco-diversity on this trail.
Posted Dec 18, 2006 1:53 am

Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2004


From the Desert museum to the Tram. Mega tough as I was coming off the flu. A memorable slog.
Posted Oct 27, 2006 12:58 am

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