San Jacinto Peak Climber's Log

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RyanMountain

RyanMountain - Jan 1, 2006 11:53 pm

Route Climbed: Devil's Slide Trail Date Climbed: 5/31/05  Sucess!

My partner and I were psyched for a short-ish hike after the 23 mile San Gorgonio trek the day before, but we underestimated this mountain! The weather was great for the trip, but we lost the trail near the top because of a deep layer of snow. So we ended up bushwhacking straight up the final approach to the top and we were so totally exhausted by the time we summited that we laid down on the summit rocks and took a nap. A somewhat frustrating experience, but I would do Jacinto again... just not the day after Gorgonio!

big_g

big_g - Dec 26, 2005 6:53 pm Date Climbed: Dec 25, 2005

Route Climbed: Round Valley  Sucess!

The postcard from the state park visitor center states San Jacinto is one of North America's highest peaks. This is a real trophy.

jonnyboots

jonnyboots - Dec 23, 2005 10:07 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Marion Trail Date Climbed: 12/23/2005  Sucess!

Very clear day. Very cold on top. Very little snow.

About 5 1/2 hours total climb.

timothyjklein - Dec 21, 2005 11:30 pm

Route Climbed: Snow Creek Date Climbed: 12/20/05  Sucess!

Incredible scramble up a gully with huge rock walls on both sides. Started at 5:00am without a headlamp (due to the private property issues) and topped out 7hrs. later. Decided to take the tram down.

Rileywyna

Rileywyna - Dec 19, 2005 10:53 am

Route Climbed: tram route Date Climbed: dec 1999  Sucess!

Climbed with my best friend Jake. The summit had one of the coldest winds I have ever felt blowing over the top of it.

Nate_Thomas

Nate_Thomas - Dec 11, 2005 4:09 am

Route Climbed: Round Valley Date Climbed: October 23, 2005  Sucess!

Started hiking at 4:30 am, beautiful views of the sunrise and the rest of So-cal.

dpsiebert

dpsiebert - Nov 21, 2005 1:49 pm

Route Climbed: Cactus To Clouds Date Climbed: Nov 19  Sucess!

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.

ewaewa - Nov 14, 2005 6:21 pm

Route Climbed: Tram to Peak Date Climbed: October 24, 2005  Sucess!

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!

greekclimber

greekclimber - Nov 11, 2005 3:17 pm

Route Climbed: Round Valley Date Climbed: October 31, 2005  Sucess!

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.

Rockfiend - Oct 16, 2005 5:18 pm

Route Climbed: Cactus to Clouds to San Jacinto Peak Date Climbed: October 15, 2005  Sucess!

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.

Cy Kaicener

Cy Kaicener - Oct 16, 2005 4:55 pm

Route Climbed: Cactus to Couds to San Jacinto Date Climbed: October 15 - 2005  Sucess!

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.

tdoughty

tdoughty - Oct 16, 2005 2:36 pm

Route Climbed: Various Date Climbed: Many  Sucess!

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.

Cookie Addict

Cookie Addict - Oct 14, 2005 4:51 am

Route Climbed: Tramway Date Climbed: March 5, 2005  Sucess!

Kick Ass snowboard trip down from the top during a storm with 20' of visibility.

Cookie Addict

Cookie Addict - Oct 14, 2005 4:49 am

Route Climbed: Up from the PCT Date Climbed: September 12, 2004  Sucess!

Great time!!

jefflach

jefflach - Oct 10, 2005 6:38 pm

Route Climbed: Tramway Date Climbed: Feburary 21st 2005  Sucess!

Always a fun day!!

blmcclain

blmcclain - Oct 8, 2005 10:42 pm

Route Climbed: Round Vally Trail Date Climbed: 8th Oct. 2005  Sucess!

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!

pwdrqst - Oct 4, 2005 2:57 pm

Date Climbed: March 3, 2002  Sucess!

Beautiful day...

Duffer

Duffer - Oct 4, 2005 1:42 pm

Route Climbed: Devils Slide Date Climbed: 12 Jun 2002  Sucess!

Great hike up. Bushwacked the way back via Suicide.

mitch mcafee - Sep 18, 2005 10:50 pm

Route Climbed: tram Date Climbed: 6-25-05  Sucess!

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

pmlupi

pmlupi - Sep 15, 2005 3:47 pm

Route Climbed: devils slide / PCT Date Climbed: 8/25/01  Sucess!

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.

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