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ApexrockMarion Mtn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2009


First time hiking in awhile. Went with my Dad to via the Marion Mtn trail. Was a lot of fun, but still tired at the end.
Posted May 4, 2010 5:49 pm

WoundedKneeMarion Mtn Approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2010


Realized I forgot my sunglasses 2 miles in, had to go back and get them. Made for a long day. Needed crampons above 7,300'. Cross-country after that for the most part...trail was hard to follow. Fun outing.
Posted Apr 23, 2010 7:37 pm

MountainRoosterFirst Time Up Snow Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2010


Started at 4:30am and made it to the top at 5:00pm. Great snow conditions in Snow Creek and climbed with a good crew. Will do again in 2011.
Posted Apr 21, 2010 8:17 pm

murphieawesome climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2010


went up the snow creek coulier, started at night it was an interesting approach, probably varied from the route a few times because we ended up doing a few 5th class short climbs. Got the peak around 5, boogied down to the tram, and luckily had no problem hitch hiking back to where we parked our vehicle.
Posted Apr 12, 2010 6:34 pm

Zhenya77Snow Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2010


It was a fun climb with very interesting approach through the bushes, bolders, creeks. We did a direct summit with ~55deg bolder slope covered in a snow. Started at 4:15 am and reached the summit by 5:25 pm
Posted Apr 11, 2010 5:51 pm

therockimageGreat day hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2009


Made the trip with my son, perfect conditions. Fantastic views!
Posted Mar 23, 2010 8:10 pm

ericdDon't Forget Your Sunglasses  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2010


In combination with the tramway ride to get to Round Valley this route is a cool and unuasual way to summit a mountain! The 11-mile roundtrip class 1 trail was all snowed over with a light amount of post-holing without using snowshoes. The 2500' elevation gain felt fast like back on the gondola getting instant altitude. Great 360 degree views from top rock ...don't forget to look for the cool town of Idylwild or the Pacific Ocean. TRIP TIME: 2.5hrs up/1.5hrs down.
Posted Mar 23, 2010 2:42 pm

Tom WaggonerMarion Mtn. Trail  Sucess!

Tom Waggoner

Good hike. Was nice seeing out of shape people on the summit after they took the tram up though!
Posted Mar 17, 2010 2:03 pm

catalyst81Devil's Slide  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2009


Did this day hike as a training hike for Mt. Whitney the following summer. Very pretty hike. There was a little bit of snow left but we were fine with just hiking poles. Thinking about doing San Jacinto again in the snow to help train for Mt. Shasta, which I'll be doing this June.
Posted Feb 14, 2010 2:31 am

obumbrabitday hike in the snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2010


13 hour day hike with my brother, starting at Humber Park. Great weather with clear views all around. The lights at night were pretty.

There were some icy patches where crampons were nice. We made it with one crampon and two sticks each. I would recommend crampons or snowshoes and an ice axe or hiking poles. There is snow on the Devil's slide trail, although there are some dirt parts lower down on it. Some parts of that trail are narrow and icy, though.

The trail from Humber Park to Wellman's Divide was easy enough to find. Past that, on the way up we went along the trail route contouring mostly level on the east side of Jean Peak, and then we hiked straight up (the long switchback to Miller was useless under the snow) to the saddle between Jean and Jacinto, but going back we went over the summit of Jean and then down to Wellman's Divide, which was a route that a couple of the other guys on the summit had taken.
Posted Jan 4, 2010 2:01 am

climberslackerFun trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2009


First day in to round valley, got there around 3 and made camp, then next day we made the summit and back down to long valley
Posted Dec 30, 2009 2:40 pm

harryquachLong Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2003


19 mi round trip, from the west side
Posted Dec 29, 2009 11:24 am

wyopeakMikebest peak in the world  Sucess!


I have always had a love for San Jacinto. The six times I was on top were great moments in my life. I once camped on top with my dad, and the lights at night were unbelievable. I hope one day to visit SoCal and do the Palms to Pines trail.
Posted Dec 5, 2009 4:48 pm

Princess ButtercupGive Thanks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2009

Princess Buttercup

Via Marion Mountain Trail w/ Rob. Great day. This was the first trail I took as prep for Whitney a few years ago (6/06). Have also come up from Fuller Ridge and Round Valley. Just a great peak.
Posted Nov 30, 2009 8:23 pm

rhyangMarion Mtn trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2009


Hiked up from Marion Mountain trailhead with Laura Molnar on a nice crisp fall day. Good training !

Continued on and traversed to Jean Peak and Marion Mountain.
Posted Nov 30, 2009 9:21 am

hol571from the tram  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2009


nice day hike
Posted Sep 16, 2009 2:02 pm

friendowlnice peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009


gorgonios next.....i really,really enjoyed being on mt.jacinto.it is a special place....
Posted Aug 24, 2009 4:58 pm

missymtngirlmade it on the second attempt......but crashed out on the rocks at the top


Tried to summit this during the winter...and passed a ranger with a baklava on his face....wait that's a dessert. You know what I mean a special scarf covering his face. It was then I realized I was a little in over my head. Second times a charm!!!

Years Climbed: 2007,2008

Posted Aug 20, 2009 6:30 am

strudolyubovSan Jacinto Peak


Climbed San Jacinto Peak multiple times in all seasons by various routes (from Idyllwild, tram, Snow Creek etc.) in 2003-2007. Beautiful mountain, great views (sometimes you can even see the ocean)!

04/05/2015: Hiked to the summit via Cactus to Clouds route from the Art Museum. Total time Museum-Summit-Tram Station: 9h28m.
Posted Aug 7, 2009 4:43 pm

youngsterOCnice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009
Nice hike, took the Round Valley route. Pretty hot temps near the base, but the top was very comfortable. Got buzzed by a ultralight plane at the peak, very cool!
Posted Jul 13, 2009 2:17 pm

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