Cactus To Clouds Climber's Log

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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.


Moogie737 - Nov 17, 2010 9:46 pm Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2010

Art Museum start  Sucess!

W/ Brent. Started at 4:30 a.m., reached the Mt. San Jacinto summit at 2:14 p.m. Perfect weather. Caught the 5 p.m. tram down and were offered and accepted a ride back to our museum-parked car from a gracious couple who just happened to be driving a 325i Beemer. Is there any better way to bring this hike to a conclusion?


fossana - Nov 18, 2009 11:00 am Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2009

C2C2C  Sucess!

Cactus to Clouds out and back from Museum Drive. The descent to Long Valley was equally as punishing as the ascent. IMHO, Long Valley to the summit was annoyingly indirect with long meandering, switchbacks (a la Whitney Main Trail). Finished in 12:45.


Elwood - Oct 31, 2009 12:08 am Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2009

Solo 1st time trip!  Sucess!

Wow! Long & brutal hike, but very rewarding! Didn't have any route-finding issues until near the top, where it looks like a large rock & tree slide destroyed the trail, but it's so near where you top out, it's easy to tell where you need to be.


jflo - Sep 17, 2009 6:05 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2008

C2C  Sucess!

I think this is what turned me to technical climbing - after walking up 10000 ft you gotta do something else for fun. Gorgeous day though.


ttalley - Jun 8, 2009 11:39 pm Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2008

Calf burner!  Sucess!

Great for a long day hike that seems to go up for a long time. Left the museum parking lot at 3AM, was on the summit at 10AM and back to the tram by a little before noon. Great hike, but could have used a few more hikes before doing that first 8000 feet to the tram!


LMo - Mar 27, 2009 12:46 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2007

Awesome  Sucess!

Super fun hike, now that I have forgotten how hard it was I will do it again!


Ze - Oct 24, 2008 11:13 am Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2008

To the Top  Sucess!

Took up a group of 9 successfully. Our first time. With consistent pace, not too bad. I took a heavy pack which made it a bit more challenging, but the biggest issue is, how the hell do I eat enough to replenish all that energy burnt?! Over 5000 calories plus regular intake needs = 8000. And for that day I probably had 3000, 2000 before finishing the hike. No wonder I starting bonking at the peak!

kevin trieu

kevin trieu - Sep 10, 2008 10:04 pm

they  Sucess!

should destroy the Tram. that would make the hike fun.


crnhlio - Aug 31, 2008 7:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2008

Cactus to Clouds  Sucess!

Sweet, long, definitely doing this again!


Fins129 - May 26, 2008 11:28 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2008

Awesome  Sucess!

Long day but very fun. Hardest part seemed to be the tram to the summit.

Shirley Lam

Shirley Lam - Jan 30, 2008 9:06 pm

I like this hike!  Sucess!

...and I'm always glad I can sneak down the tram to save my poor knees from the descent :)


bighornmonkey - Jan 18, 2008 1:10 pm Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2005

Done...  Sucess!

Did this route a few times...good work out. Enquire about snow conditions as it can be dangerouslty icy when you get close to the tram station...if it is the case bring crampons.


EManBevHills - Dec 10, 2007 3:44 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2007

What a Great Hike!  Sucess!

1st attempt. Got an earlier than planned start due to a "wakeup" call from The Man. Sure was beatiful under the full moon! The hike from the Tram to the summit was a relative cakewalk. The bike ride back to the museum, however, was definitely 5th class.....


asmrz - Nov 24, 2007 6:21 pm Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2007

Palm Springs to Idyllwild  Sucess!

Penelope May and I hiked the Cactus to Clouds trail and continued on to Idyllwild via Welman's Divide on Thanksgiving Day 2007. Took us a super long day, 6am to 9pm, but we managed the 24 miles (just barely). A great trip!!


itpimps - Aug 29, 2007 5:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

Long and slow  Sucess!

It was a long day, but we all made it to the top. Once I got up there I enjoyed a quick cat nap at the top. I tried it last August pretty unprepared, but this time I was ready and I nailed it. Great hike for those who enjoy testing themselves.


dioid - Aug 7, 2007 2:06 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2005

C2C  Sucess!

Went alone. On second thought not that smart. A killer hike.

Dave S

Dave S - Jun 21, 2007 2:37 am Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2006

C2C  Sucess!

Long but fun day with great partners!


Hyadventure - May 15, 2007 2:10 pm Date Climbed: May 6, 2007

7 for 7  Sucess!

Every spring from 2002 to 2007, and then again in 2011 no failures to summit!

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