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Robertthethirdtwo summits, 30 years apart  Sucess!


Summited in 75 with the boy scouts in late spring, with decent snow pack. Summited again in 2005. Great summit.
Posted Apr 24, 2007 11:04 pm

135driverBloody Feet  Sucess!


I'm always successful. One of the many summits done with Theron, this one also included Cornell once again. I killed my feet and vowed never to climb Cornell with San Jack ever again.
Posted Apr 17, 2007 7:38 pm

MakeItHappenNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2007


Just a nice easy climb. Very nice views.
Posted Apr 9, 2007 10:53 am

Vic HansonA Beautiful Snowy Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2001

Vic Hanson

We started in Idyllwild at the Deer Springs Trail head, camped at Little Round Valley, and woke up to rain the next morning. We went on up to the summit, during which time it turned to snow, and came down on the east side between Miller Peak and Jean Peak, through Wellman Divide to the Pacific Crest Trail and back to the Deer Springs Trail.
Posted Apr 1, 2007 5:51 pm

cp0915Round Valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2007


I cannot get over how much I enjoyed this easy outing. An absolutely stunning mountain with incredible scenery. We started early and had the trail more or less to ourselves...both directions!
Posted Mar 26, 2007 2:20 pm

brusywinter hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 7, 2007


Went from Deer Springs trailhead. First half snow free. Later on snow knee deep, nice to have snowshoes for about 2 miles of the trail if you are there in late afternoon and instep crampons (might or might not be used) for early morning... I wish tehre was more snow... Not too many tracks, compas and map might come handy if you do not know the area...
Posted Mar 9, 2007 9:40 pm

asmrzGood winter hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2007


Penelope and I hiked the San Jac from the Marion Mtn. trailhead on January 25, 2007. We lost the trail soon after the intersection with Deer Springs Tr. and navigated the NW bowl more or less by recollection with some help of Compass and map. The bowl was mid calf deep snow and slowed us down a bit. RT from the trailhead took us just under 10 hours. Good conditioning hike on a day off.
Posted Feb 24, 2007 10:52 pm

Ridgerunner755From the tram  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2006


Hiked partly on the trail, partly cross country. One friend turned back after about a mile because his leg hurt, another fell asleep about a half mile from the summit, said he felt weird, so I made it to the top alone. Great views other than the smog. You're definitely up a ways! Very icy near the top of the tram, some snow all the way to the top.
Posted Feb 11, 2007 2:43 am

mnaturesonFrom the Tram  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006


Great easy day hike from tram. The temperature change from Palm Springs (105) to the summit (73) was remarkable. Unfortunately, the fires in the mountains north of Palm Springs made visibility poor in every direction.
Posted Jan 23, 2007 4:06 pm

shknbkefrom aerial tramway  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2006


Had a nice day on San Jacinto, Jean, and then on to Miller. Only a few inches of snow on the trail made for an easier ascent than I thought it would be for Dec. Very impressive peak from the valley!
Posted Jan 23, 2007 12:00 am

Ol WalsherVia Marion Mtn. Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2006

Ol Walsher

A nice hike with an Ol' Buddy of mine!
Posted Jan 21, 2007 7:19 pm

LCGreat Training Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2007


The best training peak for any major climb. Everything from the Tram to peak trail or the cactus to clouds trail, this mountain has everything you could want in terms of training. Used it quite often training for climbing in the Andes, and found it to be superb training grounds.
Posted Jan 12, 2007 3:41 pm

MtnAv8rTramway  Sucess!


This is another one of those peaks I just couldnt stay away from. While living in So Cal, I spent many a weekend on this summit. The only route I ever did was the one from the tramway. Hit the summit, and back to the tram station for some dinner. Get your dining package in advance. I have enjoyed this route in both winter and summer.
Posted Jan 6, 2007 10:28 pm

Climber DaveVia Marion Mt trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2005

Climber Dave

Went up for the day up the Marion Mt trail for a change of pace. Its steeper but a nicely shaded and wooded trail. Very few people on this side compared to all the other routes.
Posted Jan 2, 2007 3:39 am

mvpolFirst Peak Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006


My first real hike to a summit. Awesome views the whole way and especially at the top. Took the Fuller Ridge Trail.
Posted Jan 1, 2007 5:11 pm

tpdwrHumber Park  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 1973


A great hike.
Posted Dec 19, 2006 12:36 am

James_WGreat Desert Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2006


Climbed via standard route on the 12th. Made my way up a second time via Skyline trail on 15th.
Posted Dec 18, 2006 1:52 am

kolbi2112Tram to Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2006


Went to the summit from the Tram under clear blue skies and warm temps. No snow or ice to be seen anywhere.
Posted Nov 27, 2006 6:54 pm

jazamoomidnight Cactus to Clouds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2006


A hike with Barry Holchin and comrades, starting from midnight at the Desert Museum trailhead in Palm Springs. We started with 13 people; only 7 summitted. Wonderful weather, though slightly chilly at the top. We summitted at 1:30 PM, and then hiked back to the tram, making it there by 4 PM. We rode the tram back down, instead of hiking. I, for one, was totally pooped and could barely stay awake walking back down. Watching the sunrise was probably my favorite part of the hike, as well as hearing Jennie Thomas yell, "Wooohoooo!" when we summitted, reminded me of a passage from Jack Kerouac's "Dharma Bums": "Suddenly I heard a beautiful broken yodel of a strange musical and mystical intensity in the wind, and looked up, and it was Japhy standing on top of Matterhorn peak letting out his triumphant mountain-conquering Buddha Mountain Smashing song of joy. It was beautiful... then suddenly everything was just like jazz..."
Posted Nov 13, 2006 6:47 pm

Luciano136From the tram  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2006


Second time I went up there. There was some hard ice along the lower part of the trail. Pretty warm though; hiked in shorts and t-shirt all the way to the top. Came back down in the dark; had the choice between slipping on ice or wearing crampons. Took the last option but it was the most ankle-twisting experience ever! I did quite a bit of cursing. I swore only to do it again with a deeper snow pack! kngalaric was on this one.
Posted Oct 30, 2006 4:45 am

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