Was at a conference in Palm Springs, got out before lunch and took the tram up, hiked Miller Peak, San Jacinto Peak and Folly Peak, hardly any snow except on the offtrail descent from Folly back down to the regular trail. Got back down from the tram by 6 PM and was home in Tracy a bit after midnight. Trip report is
Views were worth it hike was decent.
Third time at the peak, but the first time from the desert floor. Having done the hike from Idlywild many years ago, I would definately say that is the most seanic of the routes. However, if you want a challange and a check mark for tough trails, then C to C is the way to go. Just make certain you know the weather before commencing.
First hike in a long time. Started at museum trail at 4 a.m. and hit the peak around 3 p.m. Had a few leisurely stops but definitely worth it! Views from the top were spectacular.
Perfect conditions, not to hot, not to much snow. Great view!
Made the trip up with few surprises, though decided to hike through the valley this time. Once at the top it started sprinkling a bit of rain. By the time we were half way down, it was pouring with lightning and thunder everywhere! Got a bit cold, and very wet, but the weather made it absolutely enjoyable!
Used the tram. Then 11 miles and 2300 ft. of elevation. Trail was PACKED...over hundred people on the trail that day. 30 on top. Still bagged the second saint guarding the city. Interesting fact, at 2pm on the summit it was 62 to 65 degrees. On the desert floor, at the Palm Springs airport at 2pm, it was 108 degrees. A 45 degree difference in 3-5 miles.
Early spring 2013. Snowshoe from the tram just after a big snowstorm. Absolutely perfect. Trees and rocks on top covered in rime-looking snow and ice.
Kathy and I had started from the desert floor the day before but only made it to the Tram. Next day I returned to finish it with Leah. #2 on April 8, 2014: Mit Kathy. Erinnerungen, leuchten die Ecken meines Geistes
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Verstreute Bilder der lächelt wir zurückgelassen
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Kann es sein, dass das alles so einfach, dann
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Wenn wir die Möglichkeit, alles noch einmal zu tun hatte
sagen Sie mir, sollten wir? Könnten wir?
Erinnerungen können schön sein und doch
was ist zu schmerzhaft, daran zu erinnern,
wir wählen einfach zu vergessen
Also ist es das Lachen wir erinnern
wenn wir uns erinnern,
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Rode tram then skiied up with Peter. Camped with guys from ski mountaineering section. First time using the Ramer gear.
After hitting Miller on the way up, the official C2C was concluded on top on SJ. A couple of us continued down the ridge to Folly and back.
Went up Marion Mountain and camped out at Little Round Valley. Made Summit first thing in the morning, beautiful views and amazing weather. On the way down we could see the fire spreading and the 243 was closed. We had to drive all the way around to get back to Orange County.
Quick hike in beautiful November weather. Did this one by myself the afternoon before a conference in Palm Springs. I was nice and clear--Catalina island visible in the distance.
Used the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which has a military discount for the tram ticket if you ask for it. There was till snow in various areas in view and a little along the trail. The Trails are clearly marked. The scenery is a welcome escape from the city. The summit had approximately 25 people resting on it. The difficulty of the hike is relatively low but long enough that it keeps the crowds away. Most of the hike is shaded but bring sunblock for sunny days and put it on when starting up the switchbacks because it's exposed after that point. Outstanding views from the summit. However, you can clearly see San Gorgonio in the distance which is about another 700 feet above you. I was up on the mountain again on 6Jul13 (temperature was around 80 on the mountain and 105 in the desert below) and the summer haze drastically reduced the views, in my opinion.
Climbed it from Marion Mountain trailhead, gained a lot of elevation, getting ready for C2C and other bigger climbs. Fun stuff, great mountain.
Up Sid Davis again, then on to Miller Saddle and straight up behind the summit hut. Broke trail through fresh snow for group for good stretches. First people to the summit that day!
On my birthday, decided to snowshoe my favorite peak in Southern California. Took Sid Davis route to Jean, tagged Jean then stayed on the ridge to San J. Reached the summit first in the group.
Went up the Palm Springs side via the tram. I would like to do this from Idyllwild, but waiting until I'm in better shape. The hike was fun and the views spectacular. If you are looking for just a day hike, a trip to the saddle is well worth it.
Repeating this epic every 6 months or so, and getting better every time. 6h10 Skyline, 9h to summit, 12h to tram.
excellent day. very fast