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DanSDDevil's Slide  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2005


Training hike for Whitney. First hike above 10K. Longest dayhike to date.
Posted Sep 29, 2010 10:09 pm

DanSDTramshoeing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2010


Great day to be on a mountain. Tagged Miller on the way back.
Posted Sep 29, 2010 10:07 pm

WildA solid mountain  Sucess!


Mount San Jacinto is very impressive, and definitely one of my favorite mountains in South California. The rocky North and East Faces rise sharply above the desert floor, while the South and West Faces rise more gradually from the valley. A nice pine forest covers most of the massif, along with a multitude of amazing granite boulders and spires scattered across ridges, peaks, and just about everywhere on the mountain.
Have done Round Valley from Tram in December and Fuller Ridge in September.
Posted Sep 6, 2010 6:11 am

tfac2010Painful Day  Sucess!


Day hike in new boots without any moleskin. Bloody socks and major blisters for a week after.
Posted Aug 26, 2010 11:25 am

PeterDeeDeer Springs Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010
It's a close call between this one and Devil's Slide as to which I like better. Deer Springs is less steep but more sloggy. Seems much quieter on Deer Springs, especially at lower altitudes before the intersections. Lots of falling water up near Marion is also a beautiful plus, but the views on Slide might be superior. Just about exactly 8 hours of hiking plus 30 mins of breaks. Surprised a rattlesnake on the trail about a mile before the Strawberry campground.
Posted Aug 1, 2010 12:26 pm

calipidderSpring hike from Tram  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2006


Memorial Day weekend visit to the peak - great hike, was happy to get on this one so far south of our home ranges.
Posted Jun 21, 2010 11:10 am

cbuelowSnow Hike From the Tram  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2010


Hiked up from the Tram, tagged Miller, headed up to San Jacinto, down to Folly, back to SJ-Jean saddle and straight down to the meadow and back to the Tram. Only needed crampons between San Jacinto and Folly and from the saddle down to the summer trail. Great day!
Posted May 16, 2010 1:54 am

mrchad9Round Valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2005


Took the easy way up and then camped in Round Valley. Very short but enjoyable trip.
Posted May 9, 2010 4:53 am

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

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