Started hiking at 4:30 am, beautiful views of the sunrise and the rest of So-cal.
Great day for hiking. I left the museum at 4AM, about half way up Pep caught up to me. We reached Long Valley at 10:30 and made the summit at 1:45. No snow on trail, but a few patches off trail. We took the tram down $10, then a taxi back to the museum $21+ change. About 12.5 hours from car to summit to tram.
My son Jeremy (Montpelier VT) and I (Atlanta) bagged it in a bit over 4 hour roundtrip from Tram thru Round Valley. Spectacular day, vivid contrast among the boulders, pine trees, snow and blue sky! Some haze prevented maximum views from the peak. Short celebration at the lodge--a beer--and back down via Tram. We'll be back!
Initiallty i thought the trail was only 8 miles round trip. within a few minutes of the hike i discovered that the trail was actually 11.5 miles long. I had a slight cold, my sinuses were killing me, and i didnt think i was going to make it. However, by the time i reached round valley i wasa in great shape. Me and my friend made it to the summit and back to the tram witihin 5 hours. The summit views were amazingly clear for southern California.
T-Bone and I set out from the Desert Museum parking lot at 4:52 am, reached the tram station 5 1/2 hours later, reaching the peak at 12:52 pm. We were graced by the company of our ladies 1 mile before the peak so that they could celebrate our accomplishment at the summit. The entire hike was truly a unique experience that I will repeat again. Beginning in the dark, watching sunrise over the Coachella Valley, hiking throught the various biomes, and finally celebratory libations at the tram tavern made for a unique outdoor adventure. The sweat, training, and 10 1/2 hours of my life to complete the adventure was worth every second.
12 of us from the Sierra Club reached the summit in 12 hours starting at midnight in Palm Springs. The elevation gain was 10,500 ft in 16 miles plus five more back to the tram station. The wind on top was ferocious.
From Snow Creek with thousands of feet of neve, from Black Canyon camp as day hikes, from Humber Park /Devil's Slide trail as day hikes, from the tram. Once, in winter, when there was actually snow in the plams of the town of Banning, we had a wonderful powder day off the summit.
Kick Ass snowboard trip down from the top during a storm with 20' of visibility.
Always a fun day!!
This was an excellent peak to get back in shape after a two month layoff! First time up to San Jacinto. Funny the drive to the peak took longer than the peak itself. The sign posts say it's 5.8 one way but I think this is too long, the actual distance must be shorter. I was able to get up and back in 3.5 hours though a maze of people on the trail. It felt good to get my confidence back by laying waste to one of these10K'ers every now and then!
Great hike up. Bushwacked the way back via Suicide.
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.