San Jacinto Peak Climber's Log

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Eric Tipton - Dec 18, 2002 11:10 pm

Route Climbed: Snow Creek Date Climbed: May, 2001

Joel Koury, Bob Cable and I climbed Mt San Jaciento via the Snow Creek route. We started at 12:00 AM under a moonlit sky. We hiked up the creek past a couple of waterfalls and a little 4th class climbing. We hit the snow tounge @ 5600' and snow slogged our way to the summit @ 3:00 pm. Great trip, the canyon is beautiful. We took the tram down.

kdonaldson

kdonaldson - Dec 9, 2002 12:45 pm

Route Climbed: Round Valley Date Climbed: Dec 7 2002  Sucess!

Perfect Day for a great climb. Snow on the trail almost the entire trip from the ranger station, but only about 6-8 inches. Sunny, with temps in the 40's and 50's. Light winds at the summit. A guy at the top recorded the temp as 51, but that was in the sun, so I think it was a little cooler than that.

asmrz

asmrz - Nov 13, 2002 9:10 pm

Route Climbed: On skis from the top of the tram to the summit Date Climbed: February 1981  Sucess!

A funny story. Miguel Carmona and I decided to ski from the Tram to the Summit in February of 1981.. We didn't know that we needed permits for the ski up. About a mile from the tram, Ranger stoped us and asked for permits. Miguel, although he speaks good English, started to talk to the Ranger in Catalan Spanish and I, once I cought on, talked to him in Czech. I remember the Ranger waved his hand, said something about "damn foreigners" and let us go. We were laughing all the way to the summit.

pilz8

pilz8 - Sep 11, 2002 9:45 pm

Route Climbed: Marion Mountain Date Climbed: August 1995  Sucess!

The first peak I climbed in California. It was a sweet dayhike.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Aug 7, 2002 9:37 pm

Route Climbed: Devils Slide Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2002  Sucess!

Day 3 of my SoCal County Highpoint Tour. Tram was out of service for maintenance this week, so I took the Devils Slide route. Started at 4a, and had the summit to myself. Didn't see another soul until below Junction Saddle on the return. Back to car at 10a.

Afterwards I drove to San Diego Co. to climb Hot Springs Mtn (with a fire raging not 5 miles away), then on to Imperial Co. to climb Blue Angel Peak. I'm done now, thanks.

tyler_durden - Jul 18, 2002 10:21 am

Route Climbed: Round Valley / From tram Date Climbed: July 17 2002  Sucess!

Beautiful views. We left the tram at 11:00 summitted around 2pm and stayed atop for about an hour. Great trail, and the views from atop to the desert floor are simply amazing.

Troop883

Troop883 - Jul 3, 2002 10:55 am

Route Climbed: Round Valley Date Climbed: 6/1/02  Sucess!

We had a great trip. The older boys and more expierenced parents climbed up from Devils Slide (Humber Park). The younger scouts and new parents came up the Tram and we all met at round valley and spent the night togther. Sunday morning up and at it. Scott, Ryan , Clay , Grant ,Cameron , Russ , John , Will , Danny , Ansel , Priscilla , Shane , Shea , George , Seth , Travis and Gregg made the top. Mike , Bruce , Wesley , and Kyle waited at the saddle. It was a great trip except the lack of water. We carried it all! Mark and Kevin headed down early flu bug.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - May 2, 2002 12:20 am

Route Climbed: Round Valley Date Climbed: April 29, 2002  Sucess!

Got a late start, leaving the tram at about 2:50 PM with the expectation that there may be some headlamp time in the evening. Not being in the best shape and spending too much time talking to others on the trail, it took me until 6:00 to reach the summit. On the descent I did finally need the headlamp about 1/4 mile from the ranger station. It was a cold, windy, but beautiful and enjoyable day.

sidhayes - Feb 20, 2002 4:21 pm

Route Climbed: Cactus to Clouds trail Date Climbed: 11-1-2001  Sucess!

This was my second ascent up this route and conditions were a little hot but very clear. Made it to the summit in 4:28, then walked down to the tram and took it down.

Josh

Josh - Jan 2, 2002 8:54 am

Route Climbed: Cactus to Clouds (up AND down) Date Climbed: 1/1/02  Sucess!

Nice 10,400 ft vert / 35 mile workout. The trail was snow-free until about a mile below the tram, where it started to get pretty icy. It remained icy until about a mile above the tram. The rest of the hike to the summit was on well-packed snow. I wore running shoes, shorts and a t-shirt the whole way, except I put on a light jacket near the top. I didn't bring any money with me so I wouldn't be tempted to take the tram down. (NOTE - 2/21/02: I just read the guilty's comment below that the tram ride down is FREE. I didn't realize this when I was up there, but it's good to know!) Times: 5:27 up, 4:44 down.



Many thanks to mdostby for his great San Jacinto page!

mdostby

mdostby - Nov 21, 2001 10:22 am

Route Climbed: Round Valley, Marion Mt., Devil's Slide Date Climbed: Various  Sucess!

Hiked to the summit many times throughout the years. Great views from the top! Someday I would like to attempt the Snow Creek Route.

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