My third and final peak of the day. I summited at 11:50pm and got back to camp at Round Valley at 2:00am. The veiws of Palm Springs and the high desert at night were impresive. I was very excited to have finished the 8000 Meter Challenge but I was also dead tired. A great end to a long day.
3 hours up from Marion Mtn Trailhead. First of four peaks that day.
Major hike, made it all the way from the Museum to the summit. The snow was deep at the top, needed snow shoes but didn't have them. Went cross country on the way back (luckly didn't get lost, like the couple on the same day).
Fun but little boring
Perfect weather, sunny and upper 50s (F) on top. Nice view of the ocean. This trail is 6.0 miles (GPS), not the 5 1/4 or whatever miles shown on the signs. Either way, it's about 4450 feet of gain and a great workout.
Long day of up/down/up/down. Peak was crowded with tram riders but saw few people on the western side of the mountain.
Third time up top--did Cactus to Clouds twice before. Marion Mtn is the shortes/steepest route to the top. TERRIBLE mosquitos at the trailhead for about a mile! Yeah, it's steep, but fast. Was up in 2.5 hours. Beautiful day--all was great until a guy smashed into my Jeep on the 10 on the drive home!
4th SoCal HP. Nice sierra-like enviroment. Hiked from the tram, stopping at Cornell along the way. Smog and clouds obscured the views.
Done every route several times except Cactus to Clouds. No thank you on that one, I am not a masochist. Congrats to you if you are.
great hike, hot in palm springs even at 1:00am! the trail from tram was crowded.
Living in Long Beach and working what seems like every minute of the week, its hard to get away for good summits. San Jacinto is a beatiful peak only a couple hours away. Great elevation and exposure on the peak. Good training hike from from the west side without the tram.
My first time climbing Mt. San Jacinto. It was a training hike for my upcoming Mt. Whitney trek and for the 8000 meter challenge in September. The hike to the top took forever and by the end of the day it had kicked my butt. It was still alot of fun and a very beautiful hike.
Most recent time was from Deer Springs trailhead. Nice trail, fun day out. Have also done several variations from Humber Park.
Busy day on the mountain, nice day out. Started out very temperate (low 70s) but ended up being VERY hot, probably in 90s on the trip down Marion Mountain Trail. Hazy but beautiful from the top.
California County highpoint #19 for me!
Hiked up after a night in Round Valley with my boys. Added Miller Peak on the way down. Beautiful day, a few people, and a little water left in the creek in Round Valley
without snow. Beautiful day.
Only saw 2 people on this trail until we reached the junction with the tram trail. Great views of palm springs.
In the spring of 1984 I hiked to the summit on the Deer Springs Trail with my Chemistry/Climbing instructor and some fellow high school students. In the fall of 1984 we hiked it again from Devil's Slide Trail. I'd like to go back there soon and hike up it again. I really love this area.
one of the most dissapointing trips for me, started from the museum but had to turn back at around 5000' because of severe cramps and dehydration. the top of the tram still seemed like zillions of miles away, which i wasnt physically or mentally prepared to make. Someday, maybe far into the future, will i conquer the beast. As of now, i got to practice and get in shape for it.
Absolutely perfect conditions this Memorial Day. Summited in about 4 hours and had the added bonus of jabbing it up with a guy telling me I was wearing the wrong shoes. Added the fun scramble up Miller Peak. Despite the long trip from San Diego, well worth the day trip and need to spend more time up here for sure.