With Brent. Ideal weather. 9+44 up, Aerial Tram (heaven) down.
Training hike for Whitney. First hike above 10K. Longest dayhike to date.
Great day to be on a mountain. Tagged Miller on the way back.
Mount San Jacinto is very impressive, and definitely one of my favorite mountains in South California. The rocky North and East Faces rise sharply above the desert floor, while the South and West Faces rise more gradually from the valley. A nice pine forest covers most of the massif, along with a multitude of amazing granite boulders and spires scattered across ridges, peaks, and just about everywhere on the mountain.
Have done Round Valley from Tram in December and Fuller Ridge in September.
Day hike in new boots without any moleskin. Bloody socks and major blisters for a week after.
It's a close call between this one and Devil's Slide as to which I like better. Deer Springs is less steep but more sloggy. Seems much quieter on Deer Springs, especially at lower altitudes before the intersections. Lots of falling water up near Marion is also a beautiful plus, but the views on Slide might be superior. Just about exactly 8 hours of hiking plus 30 mins of breaks. Surprised a rattlesnake on the trail about a mile before the Strawberry campground.
Memorial Day weekend visit to the peak - great hike, was happy to get on this one so far south of our home ranges.
Hiked up from the Tram, tagged Miller, headed up to San Jacinto, down to Folly, back to SJ-Jean saddle and straight down to the meadow and back to the Tram. Only needed crampons between San Jacinto and Folly and from the saddle down to the summer trail. Great day!
Took the easy way up and then camped in Round Valley. Very short but enjoyable trip.
First time hiking in awhile. Went with my Dad to via the Marion Mtn trail. Was a lot of fun, but still tired at the end.
Realized I forgot my sunglasses 2 miles in, had to go back and get them. Made for a long day. Needed crampons above 7,300'. Cross-country after that for the most part...trail was hard to follow. Fun outing.
Started at 4:30am and made it to the top at 5:00pm. Great snow conditions in Snow Creek and climbed with a good crew. Will do again in 2011.
went up the snow creek coulier, started at night it was an interesting approach, probably varied from the route a few times because we ended up doing a few 5th class short climbs. Got the peak around 5, boogied down to the tram, and luckily had no problem hitch hiking back to where we parked our vehicle.
It was a fun climb with very interesting approach through the bushes, bolders, creeks. We did a direct summit with ~55deg bolder slope covered in a snow. Started at 4:15 am and reached the summit by 5:25 pm
Made the trip with my son, perfect conditions. Fantastic views!
In combination with the tramway ride to get to Round Valley this route is a cool and unuasual way to summit a mountain! The 11-mile roundtrip class 1 trail was all snowed over with a light amount of post-holing without using snowshoes. The 2500' elevation gain felt fast like back on the gondola getting instant altitude. Great 360 degree views from top rock ...don't forget to look for the cool town of Idylwild or the Pacific Ocean. TRIP TIME: 2.5hrs up/1.5hrs down.
Good hike. Was nice seeing out of shape people on the summit after they took the tram up though!
Did this day hike as a training hike for Mt. Whitney the following summer. Very pretty hike. There was a little bit of snow left but we were fine with just hiking poles. Thinking about doing San Jacinto again in the snow to help train for Mt. Shasta, which I'll be doing this June.
13 hour day hike with my brother, starting at Humber Park. Great weather with clear views all around. The lights at night were pretty.
There were some icy patches where crampons were nice. We made it with one crampon and two sticks each. I would recommend crampons or snowshoes and an ice axe or hiking poles. There is snow on the Devil's slide trail, although there are some dirt parts lower down on it. Some parts of that trail are narrow and icy, though.
The trail from Humber Park to Wellman's Divide was easy enough to find. Past that, on the way up we went along the trail route contouring mostly level on the east side of Jean Peak, and then we hiked straight up (the long switchback to Miller was useless under the snow) to the saddle between Jean and Jacinto, but going back we went over the summit of Jean and then down to Wellman's Divide, which was a route that a couple of the other guys on the summit had taken.
First day in to round valley, got there around 3 and made camp, then next day we made the summit and back down to long valley