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mdostbySnow Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2006


Incrediable and exhausting climb of Snow Creek. Climbed with partner Miguel Forjan in near perfect conditions. A little soft near the top and on the hike out to the tram. Did the "side finish" variation. I have a renewed respect for San Jacinto after completing this route.
Posted Apr 25, 2006 2:01 am

Quadaxialawesome camp at Strawberry Junction  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2004


We spent Labor Day weekend up on Jacinto. Camped at Strawberry Junction and the sunset views were incredible. Spent a while at the summit napping (feeling a little altitude sick too) and lusted for San Gorgonio, which seemed within throwing distance.
Posted Apr 16, 2006 6:57 pm

kaine7Don't Cut Switchbacks!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2005


A beautiful hike from the tram station to San Jacinto Peak. Unfortunately, the 2004-05 snow season ended so late that we trudged through knee-deep soft-pack to get to the top. And snow wipes out switchbacks, meaning out trail disappeared several times and we had to free climb to get there, eventually ending up on the back side and spending several hours trying to find our way back.

We couldn't, and ended up walking down into Little Round Valley, and then bivouacking on a ridgeline south of Jean Peak for the night. We weren't packed for an overnight, but I learned that anything makes good tinder that night: paper, extra first aid supplies, and even the pockets of your clothing can be cut to stoke the fire (it didn't help that we had to build on snow).

An adventure, to be sure, worth remembering more than reliving, but certainly worth having!
Posted Mar 23, 2006 8:39 pm

Mark DoironBagged With My Boy Scout Troop
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 1963

Mark Doiron

Summited this while in Boy Scouts back in the early 60s (date climbed entry is estimated). We hiked the long way around from Idyllwild, logging 23 miles over an extended weekend. Afterward they gave us an award called "The Order of the Lead Balloon".
Posted Mar 22, 2006 6:30 pm

tjbst47San Jacinto Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2005


Hiked from tram.
Posted Mar 8, 2006 9:04 pm

Augie MedinaRoute Climbed: From Round Valley Date Climbed: Aug. 29, 1999  Sucess!

Augie Medina

Packed in from Humber Park on the Devil's Slide Trail and set up camp at Round Valley the previous day. Today, we climbed San Jacinto Peak, headed south to a saddle and up to Jean Peak, and then came back across the same saddle and northeast to Miller Peak.
Posted Mar 7, 2006 7:57 pm

kolbi2112Round Valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2006


Went to summit via tram. Hardly any snow at all and very little ice. No need for snowshoes or crampons.
Posted Feb 26, 2006 6:55 pm

EManBevHillsVia Wellman's Divide  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2004


Solo ski bluebird day. Most recent of several successful winter summit attempts.
Posted Feb 25, 2006 6:01 pm

Augie MedinaRoute Climbed: Round Valley Trail Date Climbed: March 5, 2005  Sucess!

Augie Medina

Our group took the tram to the top to find the snow cover plentiful. So we put on our snowshoes and headed out. We reached the summit in just under 5 hours. It snowed on us all day and this added to the beauty and adventure. We got back to the tram before 5 pm.
Posted Feb 10, 2006 7:00 pm

jonnybootsRoute Climbed: marion mtn. trail Date Climbed: january 20, 2006  Sucess!


very icy. slow going. very clear day, no wind
Posted Jan 22, 2006 1:49 pm

peakbagerRoute Climbed: Fuller ridge Date Climbed: July 1999  Sucess!


We hiked from fuller ridge to the summit and then down to round valley and road the tram down.

Nice peak
Posted Jan 19, 2006 10:12 pm

RyanMountainRoute Climbed: Devil's Slide Trail Date Climbed: 5/31/05  Sucess!


My partner and I were psyched for a short-ish hike after the 23 mile San Gorgonio trek the day before, but we underestimated this mountain! The weather was great for the trip, but we lost the trail near the top because of a deep layer of snow. So we ended up bushwhacking straight up the final approach to the top and we were so totally exhausted by the time we summited that we laid down on the summit rocks and took a nap. A somewhat frustrating experience, but I would do Jacinto again... just not the day after Gorgonio!
Posted Jan 1, 2006 11:53 pm

big_gRoute Climbed: Round Valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 25, 2005


The postcard from the state park visitor center states San Jacinto is one of North America's highest peaks. This is a real trophy.
Posted Dec 26, 2005 6:53 pm

jonnybootsRoute Climbed: Mt. Marion Trail Date Climbed: 12/23/2005  Sucess!


Very clear day. Very cold on top. Very little snow.

About 5 1/2 hours total climb.
Posted Dec 23, 2005 10:07 pm

timothyjkleinRoute Climbed: Snow Creek Date Climbed: 12/20/05  Sucess!
Incredible scramble up a gully with huge rock walls on both sides. Started at 5:00am without a headlamp (due to the private property issues) and topped out 7hrs. later. Decided to take the tram down.
Posted Dec 21, 2005 11:30 pm

RileywynaRoute Climbed: tram route Date Climbed: dec 1999  Sucess!


Climbed with my best friend Jake. The summit had one of the coldest winds I have ever felt blowing over the top of it.
Posted Dec 19, 2005 10:53 am

Nate_ThomasRoute Climbed: Round Valley Date Climbed: October 23, 2005  Sucess!


Started hiking at 4:30 am, beautiful views of the sunrise and the rest of So-cal.
Posted Dec 11, 2005 4:09 am

dpsiebertRoute Climbed: Cactus To Clouds Date Climbed: Nov 19  Sucess!


Great day for hiking. I left the museum at 4AM, about half way up Pep caught up to me. We reached Long Valley at 10:30 and made the summit at 1:45. No snow on trail, but a few patches off trail. We took the tram down $10, then a taxi back to the museum $21+ change. About 12.5 hours from car to summit to tram.
Posted Nov 21, 2005 1:49 pm

ewaewaRoute Climbed: Tram to Peak Date Climbed: October 24, 2005  Sucess!
My son Jeremy (Montpelier VT) and I (Atlanta) bagged it in a bit over 4 hour roundtrip from Tram thru Round Valley. Spectacular day, vivid contrast among the boulders, pine trees, snow and blue sky! Some haze prevented maximum views from the peak. Short celebration at the lodge--a beer--and back down via Tram. We'll be back!
Posted Nov 14, 2005 6:21 pm

greekclimberRoute Climbed: Round Valley Date Climbed: October 31, 2005  Sucess!


Initiallty i thought the trail was only 8 miles round trip. within a few minutes of the hike i discovered that the trail was actually 11.5 miles long. I had a slight cold, my sinuses were killing me, and i didnt think i was going to make it. However, by the time i reached round valley i wasa in great shape. Me and my friend made it to the summit and back to the tram witihin 5 hours. The summit views were amazingly clear for southern California.
Posted Nov 11, 2005 3:17 pm

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