Cactus To Clouds Climber's Log

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bechtt - Jan 8, 2007 9:18 pm Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2006

Cactus to Clouds

My introduction to this route. Took us slightly longer than Ryan (crescentstrife) at 5.5 hours to the tram (our goal)


James_W - Dec 18, 2006 1:53 am Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2006

Fantastic Trail  Sucess!

Always wanted to climb a desert peak from the floor. Fantasic views right from the start (started on Ramon road). I was impressed with the eco-diversity on this trail.


danny-boy - Oct 27, 2006 12:58 am Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2004


From the Desert museum to the Tram. Mega tough as I was coming off the flu. A memorable slog.


Travis_ - Sep 11, 2006 3:08 am Date Climbed: May 6, 2006

Cactus to Clouds  Sucess!

Started at the Museum at 4:30 am with a group from (

Made it the first 8000 ft to the Tram by 9:30 am, took a long break (too long), filled out a permit and started up to the summit. Hit snow at Round Valley, started getting tough, ran into a ranger who said I needed snow shoes (of course, I had none) but I continued on. The last mile was a slog, "post holeing" through the snow. Finally summited shortly after 2:00 pm, took a more direct route back to the tram and caught the tram down. What a hike! The hardest I have ever done. Next hike, Shorty Wells to Telegraph Peak in Death Valley, even more elevation gain!

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Augie Medina - May 10, 2006 10:44 pm Date Climbed: May 6, 2006

Cactus to Clouds

Went from the Desert Museum to the top of the tram. About a 1/2 mile below the tram, I ran into Cy K. and he showed me the route at the point where you are most likely to stray off route. Then, took off from the tram towards the summit. However, after Long Valley we turned around because we did not have snowshoes and it was apparent from the snow cover that we would have been postholing the rest of the day if we continued to the summit.

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