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Summer Cactus to Clouds Hike

 
Summer Cactus to Clouds Hike

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Object Title: Summer Cactus to Clouds Hike

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Date Climbed/Hiked: Nov 30, 0000

Activities: Hiking

Season: Summer

 

Page By: HikingGuy

Created/Edited: Aug 31, 2016 / Aug 31, 2016

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Summer Cactus to Clouds Hike

There was a cool spell (low of 72F), and I was very fit from Whitney, so I did my first summer Cactus to Clouds hike. I left at 1am and was at Rescue 2 by sunrise. The last two miles to Long Valley kicked my butt of course. Leaving early was great because I got to Long Valley before the crowds came up the tram, and I had much of the upper hike to myself. That never happened before and was a very nice, very different experience than the normal Cactus to Crowds. Had a cold beer at the tram station before heading back down, highly recommend adding that to your hike agenda.

If you want to give it a try, make sure you know what you're doing and that you're super fit. I have a full Cactus to Clouds hike guide on my blog, I recommend checking it out as part of your planning process.

Painted Rock on Cactus to Clouds Hike
Painted Rock on Cactus to Clouds Hike

Palm Springs from Pre-Dawn Cactus to Clouds Hike
Palm Springs from Pre-Dawn Cactus to Clouds Hike

Leaving Water At Rescue 2 on the Cactus to Clouds Hike
Leaving Water At Rescue 2 on the Cactus to Clouds Hike
San Jacinto Peak - Hiked from Palm Springs
San Jacinto Peak - Hiked from Palm Springs

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San Jacinto Peak - Hiked from Palm Springs



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