San Jacinto Peak Climber's Log

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Deb - Jan 11, 2004 10:21 pm

Route Climbed: Devil's Slide/Wellman's Divide Date Climbed: 10 January 2004  Sucess!

This was an absolute perfect day in SoCal and San Jac was a pleasure to play on. Hard to believe how warm it was daytime and my Round Valley bivy got down in the 20's that night! Now that I successfully summited, I can start checking out the nearby peaks ... Jean, Cornell, Carumba.....


Deb - Dec 7, 2003 8:23 pm

Route Climbed: Devil's Slide Date Climbed: 6 December 2003

Poor pitiful me! The weather shot me down but I had a successful bivy in Round Valley. Low 30's and 15 mhp winds, rain clouds racing in early afternoon. Too much ice and not enough gear.

Rinat Shagisultanov

Rinat Shagisultanov - Nov 24, 2003 1:17 pm

Route Climbed: Marion Moutnatin Trail Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2003  Sucess!

Nice hike up to the summit. We encounted a well consolidated snow on the trail about 1/3-rd way up. Kicked steps on the final slope to bypass the switchbacks. We carried trekking poles.

If next storm deposits more snow, the snowshoes will be a must.

Klemmer - Oct 4, 2003 3:58 pm

Route Climbed: Round Valley Date Climbed: August 24, 2003  Sucess!

Great hike. Just a little rain & lightning on the way down. Got "buzzed" ("Whooshed?") by gliders while on the peak. Seriously crazy dudes. Wingtips within ~10 ft. of peak rocks, and NOT above them! Fun day with 5 others..


kk6yb - Sep 30, 2003 11:44 am

Route Climbed: Devil Slide Trail Date Climbed: Aug 2001  Sucess!

Day hiked with Alejo from Humber Park, starting about 8:30pm, summitted about 2:20 pm and back at trailhead about 6:30pm. Beautiful clear day.


Rockopotamus - Sep 27, 2003 9:39 am

Route Climbed: Date Climbed: 26 September 2003  Sucess!

My Friday morning started off with a nice drive from San Diego to Mount San Jacinto via I 8 to hwy 79 - hwy 371- hwy 74- hwy 111...that was a very relaxing drive... I was facinated (not hard for a Marine) by the beauty of the country side. I would recommend this route if your not in a hurry. After stopping several times to get some photos I finally made it to the Palm Spring side of the mountain and with two gallons of water and my trusty day pack I made my way up the steep grade in the parking lot on the way to the ticket booth and rode the tram up to the mountain...I don't think I like that tram and will probably assault that peak from Humber park. Meet several hikers at the summit, took a few pictures and enjoyed the beautiful weather. The Park Rangers were spread through out the area and most asked to see your hiking pass...You don't have to wait for the station to open, just grab a pass fill it out, drop the original off and keep your carbon! On the way out drop off the carbon copy!


madclimber - Sep 26, 2003 12:39 pm

Route Climbed: Devil Slide Date Climbed: November 22, 2002  Sucess!

Excellent night hike! Did it in ~8hours. Cold at night with the wind chill, but worth the climb. Summit Hut door kept opening with the wind and didn't provide wind block like we expected.


kk6yb - Sep 2, 2003 2:05 pm

Route Climbed: Deer Springs Trail Date Climbed: Sept. 1, 2003  Sucess!

Third summit for me (first via Deer Springs), first summit for my wife, Gabriela. We summited about 6:05 am from Little Round Valley so we could watch the 6:12 am sunrise. Spectacular sunrise! See my trip report for details, water locations, and you can click here to see my photos.

Note: the summit register in the hut is full and people are leaving scraps of paper. Someone needs to bring up a new log book.


thebeave7 - Aug 21, 2003 4:16 pm

Route Climbed: Marion Mountain Trail Date Climbed: August 21, 2003  Sucess!

My first time up, decided on a sunrise ascent. Left a little later than expected, got on the trail at 3:25am. Almost got lost a few times on the hike up, being dark and all. It was a beautiful night, lots of stars, a half moon, and not a soul in earshot. Just made sunrise by 5min.

tyler_durden - Jul 23, 2003 11:38 am

Route Climbed: Round Valley Date Climbed: July 20, 2003  Sucess!

Second time.


kk6yb - Jun 23, 2003 9:38 pm

Route Climbed: Devil's Slide Date Climbed: May 18, 2003  Sucess!

We made it this time! engineer_charley and I on our second attempt to make it thru the snow. Beautiful view from the top. Couldn't find the summit log, maybe under the snow? Lots of people on the summit but most took the easy way and rode the tram from Palm Springs.


mookyee - Jun 16, 2003 3:54 pm

Route Climbed: cactus 2 clouds Date Climbed: june 14 2003

left ramon street at around 7:00a and hit the tram with our group of eight around 3:00p. Not too bad, even with 100 degree heat - it gets cooler as you go up. After a quick nap, headed for the summit at 4:30p but turned around at wellman junction around 6:00p so we wouldn't miss the tram and have to walk down. nice trip, bring as much water as you can drink! the sign says "1.5 gallons", i'm more like bring 2 gallons in tha summer. I'd probably leave a little earlier to make a summit bid next time, too. Good times . . .

engineer charley

engineer charley - Jun 9, 2003 10:18 am

Route Climbed: Devil's Slide-->PCT-->Wellman Divide-->top Date Climbed: 17-18 May 2003  Sucess!

2nd attempt, 1st success (tried in March, but snow shoes = slow shoes, especially w/ full packs--see trip report, *sigh*). Overnighted at the state/natl boundary where the trail out of Saddle Junction meets the PCT at the top of the ridge (so, could this be called the Wilderness Divide?). Snow fields under the trees were firm in the morning, soft towards lunchtime. Got to the top just after scads of trammers came down, so had some firm pack to crampon up in. Great view of Gorgonio, but the coast all haze, and could barely make out the Salton Sea. The hike out was okay, but those last two miles back to Humber were a tired trudge. But we made it this time!


Reiksgib - Jun 8, 2003 8:31 pm

Route Climbed: Long Valley - Round Valley - straight up the saddle between Jean Peak and San Jacinto Date Climbed: March 2, 2003  Sucess!

This climb was only a few days after a big storm dumped about 2-3' of fresh snow on the mountain. The snow was so light we were sinking in up to our waist even with snowshoes!! Awesome time to climb the mountain. Clearest day I've ever seen in So Cal. I'll be back next winter!


395guy - Jun 5, 2003 11:45 pm

Route Climbed: Round Valley Date Climbed: Sat, September 14, 2002  Sucess!

Great hike from tram station. Good weather. Decent visibility for a summer day (read: less smog than a normal southern California day).

Michael Tolchard

Michael Tolchard - Jun 5, 2003 1:38 am

Route Climbed: Marion Mountain Date Climbed: 1 June 2003  Sucess!

3rd ascent of San Jacinto. Zillions of Ladybugs floating around. Smoggy day, so visibility wasn't so hot, but cold see what the snow situation was on San Gorgonio, my next victim, and last warmup before Whitney.

Michael Tolchard

Michael Tolchard - Jun 3, 2003 11:20 pm

Route Climbed: Marion Mountain Date Climbed: 22 September 2002  Sucess!

My second ascent of San J., but the first via the Marion Mountain Trail. Nice workout.

Michael Tolchard

Michael Tolchard - Jun 3, 2003 12:27 am

Route Climbed: Round Valley Date Climbed: 28 July 2002  Sucess!

First peak I ever bagged. Enjoyed my headache and getting dizzy in the thin air. The last little bit of uphill just before the Tram station must be a cruel joke....


Deb - May 21, 2003 11:18 pm

Route Climbed: Round Valley Date Climbed: 21 May 2003  Sucess!

Phew, silly SoCal chick headed for the summit in shorts and a tanktop, but I will not be discouraged by a little snow, albeit hip deep in some places! Beautifully warm and sunny with an occasional splash of snow to the legs. This was my first solo ascent however ill-planned. Too hazy to see Catalina but I enjoyed the view of various birds in flight.


climber46 - Apr 28, 2003 8:24 am

Route Climbed: Tram; Round Valley Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2002

At the top of the tram, I set out to climb the remaining 5.4 miles, 2,300 vertical feet to the actual summit of Mt. San Jacinto. The first mile was easy but then I ran into icy hard-packed snow. The trail was difficult to follow at times but I was able to follow the tracks in the snow and ice. However, I then got to around Wellman’s Divide and I could not make heads or tails of where the trail went. So I set off to the north—the direction I believed the summit to be. The mountains to the north were very beautiful. However, I got myself lost. Everything started looking the same. I even crossed a ridge without realizing it. I did know to point my compass to the east in order to return to the tram. I walked that direction for 15 minutes and found the trail. I headed back to the tram, defeated in my quest to conquer San Jacinto. Maybe next time. Any of you have an idea where I went wrong??? I would appreciate any input.

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