helllll yeahhhhhh. and in under 13 hours
Bryan and I climbed 6 peaks even though there was a foot of fresh powder. Cornell, Miller, San Jacinto, Folly, Newton Drury, and Jean.
Video by Bryan:
Went up from Wellmans Divide then down the saddle and over to San J for a snack before heading home.
J and I we pretty tired and decided not to go to San Jacinto afterward.
Beautiful day. Tons of snow. Barely made it back on time for dinner at Mom's
Great view of San Jacinto Peak, nice solid snow, and fun to climb with crampons.
Have climbed Jean Peak cross-country style in the Winter.
It was a geographically challenged day. I was headed for Jacinto, but went a little too far west..
An amazingly beautiful day. The sky was blue and the temperature was mild. The trees at the top were coated with rime ice from the past week's storms, a testament to the harsh conditions the pines must cope with to survive.
Full pack to the top, then over to Round Valley to camp with friends.
Hiked with Laura Molnar on a crisp fall day. A little bushwhacking, but not so bad.
Finally checked this one off my list on the way back from San Jac - passed by so many times before without climbing it
Climbed up from Humber Park and did a loop w/Cornell, San Jacinto, Miller and Jean to finish it up.
Hiked from Tram to Jean then on to San Jacinto.
Decent views, a bit hazy. Part of a 6 peak hike with a Sierra Club group.
Hiked it from the turnoff to San Jacinto. Everyone was looking at us wondering "where are you guys going". There was at least a hundred people on Mt. San Jacinto and there was no one on Jean.
A relatively easy traverse made more difficult by seriously sun-cupped snow conditions - some solid, some soft, some postholing. Harder snow or no snow would have made this a snap. For those who haven't made this jaunt, stay just to the west side of the ridge.
Hiked Cornell, Miller, San Jacinto, Folly, Drury, Jean and Marion. All are great summits, lots of 3 class and summit blocks. Here are my GPS tracks and photos.
Ticked off Jean and 4 other peaks in a midnight hike. The snow was crunchy and beautiful under the starlight.