7th time to summit, 1st time in snow, Rob, Ronnie,
Jack, Sheridan and I camped at Round Valley, summitted second day.
Day summits- Fern Basin and tram
Two day summits-Humber Park and tram
After a night in Palm Desert we drove to Idyllwild and hit the Humber park trail head at 7 am and blazed up Devils Slide. The hike was fairly uneventful although hiking the PCT is a wonderful experience. It is well groomed and marked. We knocked this one off in about 9 hours.
The final mountain on the 8000m Challenge, So Cal Triple Crown. An exhausted trudge up what is a very mellow trail on a beautiful Thur afternoon/evening.
Fun hike, late start late descent; nice sunset! This trail is fairly direct with a good amount of vertical.
Route Climbed: Fuller Ridge Climbed: July 11, 1994
A moderate day hike with Sarah. Long, and not very steep.
Beautiful day for a trip to the summit. Started from Marion Mtn. campground at 7:40 AM, reached the summit exactly 4 hours later without seeing a single soul the entire way up. The top was not too crowded, but it was pretty windy and pretty cold. Took 2.5 hours to return to the car. Loads of "Red Hot Sally" in bloom along the trail, and the streams are running pretty well. The last time I summited San Jacinto (about 7 years ago) it was a lousy experience with lots of snow and altitude sickness. Today was a different world ---- 25 pounds lighter and no snow, and no altitude sickness.
A gorgeous day to be on the mountain. My sister stood in as my partner for this , so we decided to start from Mountain Station. Wonderful vistas from Wellman Divide and the summit. Took our time getting to the summit, then hiked down in earnest to get out via Humber Park before dark! Ended up using my headlight anyway. Next time I'm out there, I'm doin' San Gorgonio!
Good visibility, gusty southwest wind, and ominous views of the Idyllwild fire.
Perfect temp at the beginning of our trip at 8.45 it was 62 degrees, it never got above 80 and the only real bummer was clouds obscuring my view on the summit, and it rained on us for the first main switchbacks on the decend,a long hike down. But man we Had a blast! Thanks to my master guide and buddy Ben.
Perfect day for a hike. Sunny all the way to the top, walking through the clouds and beautiful view from the summit.
Storm came out of nowhere on the way down, so we were running through the clouds and a very heavy rain. Sunny at the trailhead though. Beautiful!
P.S. Don't forget bug repellent!!
from the tram (8615') to the peak (10,804'). Coll hike and some great views
made the summit in 2 hours via the round valley trail. Took the first tram up at 1000 AM. Only saw 3 other groups attempting the summit on the trip. Large thunder storm just north comming out of Hemet at noon. Seven to eight lightning strikes and some rain. We didn't stay on the summit for any length of time.The heavy stuff staying to the north. Fun trip easy trail, my first time to San Jacinto and I've lived in So. Cal all my life.
Started at 3pm in very warm conditions with threatening thunderstorms. Camped at Little Round Valley then went to summit at 7am. Still plenty of water along the way so no need to bring much.
We started at 7:30am and good weather to the top. We took 6 1/2 hrs round trip. Spectacular view at the top. Next weekend Gorgonio
One of the most stupid things I've done-climb to the top of a lightning rod with an incoming storm. Hiked into the clouds and about twenty feet from the summit it whited out and all hell broke loose. I was disoriented, found my way back to the trail using my compass and proceeded to hightail it down the mountain while being pelted with hail and thunder cracking all around. Got to Deer Springs Camp and all fell silent...
Very windy and cold but had the summit all to myself. 11 hours round trip in deep snow.
Climbed the Round Valley route with what seemed like half of Riverside County. Very crowded. Fortuntaley it was extremely clear so the views were incredible. Snow level was only a hundred feet or so from the top and melting fast.
Made the summit around 11:30 with my two sons, Ellis (11), and Jack (9). It was their first summit anywhere. Found a little snow in spots on the trail, otherwise no trouble getting to the top. We were passed by two super fit guys on the way up who were nice enough to take a minute and take our picture, and ran into a lot of nice people, as well as other scouts, on the way down.
I climbed San Jacinto almost exactly a year earlier via the Marion Mountain trail. That time, there was one tiny patch of snow about 2' x 3'. This time I was hiking through snow for well over half the hike. What a difference a year makes...
Beautiful hike--really strenuous on the steep slope just beneath the tram station--harder than Whitney.!The 5.5 miles to the summit is a cakewalk after that!
Slushie ex-snowdrifts cover sections of the trail above 10k, but easily crossed if you know where you are headed. Lots of flying thingies, but none that seem to bite, except for one rogue bee, and I took care of him! Nice breeze and view from the top. Peak register needs to be swapped out.