VikingMan wrote:Do you have any experience w/ San Jacinto? My girlfriend has done Cactus to Clouds, which we are planning on doing when the snow dies down as a trainer for some 14ers this summer, but have limited experience on the other routes... you have any suggestions?
seano wrote:seano wrote:you guys ever climb the Kearsarge pinnacles or Dragon Peak?
Dragon is a cool climb. I've heard Kearsarge Pinnacles are un-fun. FWIW, Dragon Lakes aren't really on the way to Dragon Peak.
brichardsson wrote:VikingMan wrote:Do you have any experience w/ San Jacinto? My girlfriend has done Cactus to Clouds, which we are planning on doing when the snow dies down as a trainer for some 14ers this summer, but have limited experience on the other routes... you have any suggestions?
i'm heading back out there this summer, but i will be on the deer springs trail. i tend to like longer and quieter hikes (i've honestly never done the vivian creek trial; my favorite is the sb peak divide).
VikingMan wrote:Thanks for the suggestion brichardsson... the deer springs trail looks awesome. I really like the fact that it's a much less-used route than others... we will definitely try it out before cactus to clouds Do you recall the mileage for this route?
3Deserts wrote:I might have missed it above, but another thought is South Lake TH to Bishop Pass. Easy, relaxed hike, beautiful scenery virtually from the start, and depending on the time of year and seasonal precip, the floral show can be exceptional there. Continue in to Dusy Basin if you like; Bishop Pass is quick and easy. The late afternoon sun on the south side of the Palisades can be really breathtaking. The views in the other direction down towards LeConte Canyon are beautiful as well. A gorgeous place to camp if you want to hike in is just below Thunderbolt Pass, on the east side. And if you want a mellow summit with killer views, Agassiz is a secure, 2nd class hike right there above Bishop Pass.
VikingMan, your photos of the Ritter/Minarets area are sublime. Beautiful, beautiful light and shadow.
seano wrote:For photos without too much walking, you can do worse than the south fork of Big Pine Creek (Norman Clyde, Middle Pal). In SoCal, San Gorgonio and Baldy can have some amazing rime formations at the right times.
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