Cactus To Clouds Climber's Log

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RevanTheDestroyer - Jun 2, 2019 12:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2016

This sucked..  Sucess!

C2C definitely brought out the man in me! Sucked while doing it, but in retrospect it was an amazing experience.

Ben FR - Oct 1, 2017 3:33 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2016

Long day  Sucess!

November was the perfect time for this hike. Not too cold in the morning, not too hot on Skyline, nice temps and no wind at the top. Started at 7am, got to the tram at 4:45pm.


norco17 - Aug 14, 2016 9:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2016

2nd time  Sucess!

Museum to San Jacinto peak to tram with Dad and Trish. Started at 1:45 took us 14:20.


johnm - Jun 12, 2016 4:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2016

C2C  Sucess!

Although they discourage summer ascents of this one, a perfect weather window opened and I took advantage. Went solo with a 3:00 a.m. start. Up to the tram was uneventful and after a quick tram break on up to the summit.


strudolyubov - Apr 18, 2016 1:24 am Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2015

Cactus to Clouds  Sucess!

Hiked to the summit of San Jacinto via Cactus to Clouds route from Art Museum. Total time (Museum-Summit-Tram Station): 9h28m. Beautiful weather, nice hike.


yadahzoemtn - Jul 17, 2014 9:54 am Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2007

Awesome  Sucess!

Thanks to Kathy who showed me the way.

Ted Bauer

Ted Bauer - Dec 18, 2013 1:15 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2013

Long Day  Sucess!

Perfect weather and a beautiful day on the mountain.


pBerg - Jul 2, 2013 11:51 am Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2013

Year 2  Sucess!

This year's C2C was almost an hour faster than last year's, and we tacked on some bonus peaks for added measure!


pBerg - Jul 2, 2013 11:50 am Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2012

Fun times  Sucess!

Started off as my first Skyline trip. Felt great, ended up going all the way.


Wild - Dec 21, 2012 1:58 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2011

Finally!  Sucess!

Did Skyline first the year before, couldn't wait to do this one. Snow line started during the traverse just below Coffman's Crag. Great route!


jimegan - Oct 22, 2012 8:02 pm Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2012

Cactus to clouds  Sucess!

started at 4 am and had fun trying to follow the trail until the sun came up about 7. Tough route for an old guy!


MValentine - Sep 21, 2012 2:36 pm Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2011

C2C  Sucess!

Decided to go solo so I could take the uphill as quick as I wanted, but ended up hiking with another solo goer on the trail. Took me 5 and a half hours to make it from the Desert Museum to the summit with a quick break at the top of the skyline trail. Love this route! Can't wait to do it again.

Luke Swanson

Luke Swanson - Jun 25, 2012 1:16 pm Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2012

Cactus to Clouds  Sucess!

Hot for most of the trip. Hauled crampons and ice axe up, but didn't need them.


MoapaPk - Nov 5, 2011 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2011

Absolutely beautiful, C2C  Sucess!

Snow started at 5700', and made the day tougher, but the scenery (with clouds below) was memorable.


twigasaurus - Sep 11, 2011 2:41 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2011

A Grueling Hike  Sucess!

I thought I was in good shape until a few miles into this hike. I was carrying supplies for another hiker and myself, so my pack weighed in at 45lbs. My legs felt it all the way up. Great sense of accomplishment upon reaching the summit!

Dsgnrjoan - May 3, 2011 12:38 am Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2011

Cactus to Clouds

You need to bring lots water! We had two 200plus guys drink 7 liters of water getting to the tram. We left the Museum parking lot at 5 AM. Tried to summit up old trail up Tamarack Valley following stream. Lost trail in slush, downfall, etc. Still a great day!


Kristin5berry - Feb 10, 2011 4:07 am Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2011

C to C 2/5/11  Sucess!

Started at 4:30 am by way of the museum parking lot Palm Springs, summit at 2:00pm and back down around 5:00


mdostby - Feb 7, 2011 10:08 pm


Museum to Tram on this hike. Fun day with great friends.


ShinLV - Feb 6, 2011 8:31 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2010

C2C2C  Sucess!

Did Cactus to Cloud up and back. I hiked with other 10 hikers, everyone took cable car down, but I ran down all the way back to the car.
The last 1,500 ft to the peak was all covered with snow and we didn't have any snow gear. But, we made it.
26 miles and 11,800 ft total elevation gain. Took me 15 hours including long lunch break at cable car station and peak.
Great hike. I will do it again !
C2C2C Trip Report


Vasler - Dec 9, 2010 4:04 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2010

On the Rise  Sucess!

What a great hike! It's been marked one of the most difficult day hikes by Backpacker, but it was a nice grade all along and really well beaten. Easy pace with outstanding views, the only issue came past the tram when I was surprised by untrampled snow to the peak. Started at 5 something in the morning and was a step above the heat the whole time.

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