San Jacinto Peak Climber's Log

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orbitor - Apr 6, 2012 5:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010

From Idyllwild via Marion Mtn Trail  Sucess!

Second ascent, another great hike from the Idyllwild side.


orbitor - Apr 5, 2012 6:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2009

From Idyllwild via Devil's Slide  Sucess!

First ascent, training for Whitney. Blown away by the views from summit.

jliebes - Feb 15, 2012 11:45 pm Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2012

Devil's Slide Trail  Sucess!

Left Humbert Park at 4:30am and was at the summit at 8:30am. There was 1/2" of new snow covering the trail from top to bottom. Under the new snow, all the protected parts of trail had a lot of mixed ice, packed snow and deeper snow up to about 3 feet. At least half the trail was snowy/icy. I was glad to have my ice ax and carried it much of the time, but trekking poles would have been fine too. I fell on the ice a bunch of times anyway. Made it back to the car at 11:30. I figure I spent an hour dealing with the snow and getting off trail in the dark etc.


96avs01 - Jan 31, 2012 9:59 pm Date Climbed: Jan 28, 2012

Consolation Prize  Sucess!

Up/down Marion Mountain trail as I was sick of evaluating weather forecasts waiting to get out in the backcountry on my splitboard. Winter can start anytime now...


wildanessX - Nov 28, 2011 1:44 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

Great hike  Sucess!

One of the best I've done in southern California. The view at the summit was amazing!


MoapaPk - Nov 5, 2011 11:49 pm Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2011

C2C, snow  Sucess!

Another great trip organized by KathyW and SoCal peakbaggers. Snow (on trail) started at 5700', and made the travel tougher. But the scenery was extraordinary; a sea of clouds below, and unusually clear for SoCal.


echristensen - Nov 1, 2011 8:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011

Via Deer Springs  Sucess!

Repeat trip to the summit - this time up Deer Springs - super nice going up, last part is a bit warm on the return trip.


MCGusto - Oct 28, 2011 1:11 am Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2006

San Jacinto snow play  Sucess!

nice snow hike with dave and ira via marion mountain trail


MValentine - Oct 24, 2011 8:18 pm Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2011

Cactus to Clouds  Sucess!

Fist time I did Cactus to clouds... started out the route solo at about 4:45AM. Continued the route with another solo hiker who had a similar pace. Finished the hike to the peak in 7 hours with a stop at Wellman's divide. All and all it was a great day and can't wait to take this route again!


klotito - Oct 17, 2011 3:48 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2011

C2C, first time  Sucess!

With the Socal Hikers and Peakbaggers. Began at 3:20a at the art museum and made it to Long Valley in 5:47 h. Took a more leisurely pace to the very crowded summit. Felt tired, but surprisingly good after the 12:00 h ordeal. Tram down.


SurfinPeakScience - Oct 10, 2011 12:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

Beauty!  Sucess!

Real nice...


MBFN - Oct 7, 2011 11:16 pm

MBFN  Sucess!

I've climbed this peak 5 times so far. 3 times up devil's slide, once from dear springs and once on a rock climb/bushwhacking adventure up the south side between deersprings and devil's slide. Once climbed in 4 hrs in the middle of the my underwear.


klotito - Oct 3, 2011 12:15 am Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2011

7  Sucess!

First time up. With Cornell, Miller, Folly, Drury, Jean, and Marion.


twigasaurus - Sep 11, 2011 3:00 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2011

Cactus to Clouds  Sucess!

First time up to the peak was on July 1st, 2011. Took the tram up, camped and hiked up. Then I heard about the crazy hike starting from the valley floor and knew I had to do it. Cactus to Clouds, at it is called, was the most challenging day-hike I've done. Definitely bring lots of water on that trip with you.


mcphersonm80 - Aug 9, 2011 11:35 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2010

Incredible Views  Sucess!

Great views from the top, awesome trail. We took the Marion Mountain Trail from camp. Questionable distances, but worth every step. Actually had the summit to ourselves, too, which I hear is rare... (last tram must have already departed)


Paulatron - Aug 9, 2011 2:45 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2010

Marion Mountain Trail  Sucess!

Don't remember much about this one, but we started early and got back to our campground just before dark.


Kristin5berry - Jul 21, 2011 9:48 pm Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2011

Cactus to Clouds  Sucess!

What an EPIC hike! Came up from Palm Springs at 5:00, reached the Tram at 11:30, and the summite at 2:45. Cant wait to do it again!


zoomloco - Jul 16, 2011 4:07 pm

All routes on the best peak in SoCal  Sucess!

Snow creek (in winter) is the best route, followed by c2c. Marion mountain is not as dramatic but much lusher than you'd guess. This peak is my fave in socal...


EnFuego - Jul 3, 2011 7:13 pm Date Climbed: May 8, 2009

Cactus to Clouds  Sucess!

Started just before 4:00am. Nothing too exciting except for a few rattle snakes. Made it to the Ranger Station at the tram in under 6 hrs. Loaded up on some food and water, and hiked the normal trail to the summit. Getting started again was tough, but once I was moving, felt good. Made the summit, a couple quick pictures and back down to the tram.


EnFuego - Jul 3, 2011 7:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010

from Idyllwild via South Ridge  Sucess!

One very long, scenic, beautiful day hike. Parked one car at Humber Park, took second car to South Ridge Spring. Followed the South Ridge trail to Tahquitz Peak and the Fire lookout. Beautiful views on this section. From here, hiked up to Saddle Junction, Wellman Divide, than San Jacinto Peak. Wanted to summit Jean Peak and Miller Peak, but running out of water. From San Jacinto summit, descended Deer Springs trail to Pacific Crest trail. Veered back onto Deer Springs trail to about 7,300' elevation. Travelled cross country east to meet up with the trail leading to Suicide Rock. Down climbed some fun Class IV slabs to the climbers trail, then hiked the road back to Humber Park. Very long day. Almost didnt make the drive back to Orange County.

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