San Jacinto Peak Climber's Log

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david whiting

david whiting - Mar 15, 2008 6:29 pm Date Climbed: Feb 27, 1998

For the beauty, the challenge, to feed the soul

Was training for bigger mountains, and this was a fine place to learn some skills.


sbkelley - Mar 13, 2008 2:00 pm Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2008

Cactus to Clouds  Sucess!

Backpacked from Palm Springs to Round Valley and summited the next day, took the tram back down. Because of all the snow, we saw nobody else hiking the trails and nobody else camping, either. Last 1000' to the tram was icy but crampons helped. Incredible 360 degree panorama.

Shirley Lam

Shirley Lam - Jan 30, 2008 8:53 pm

Great local climb...  Sucess!

and you never know what old friends you'll run into on the summit.


bighornmonkey - Jan 18, 2008 1:13 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2006

Done...  Sucess!

Climbed this mountain several times...good local mountains for folks that live in LA like me.


Tracy - Dec 31, 2007 12:19 am Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2007

from the tram in snowshoes  Sucess!

My son Lance (age 19) and I had the summit to ourselves. Breezy and cool - beautiful day. Have to say thanks to a local named Todd who probably didn't summit (he had summited earlier in the month using skis) but gave us some good info on the way up.


jmc - Dec 21, 2007 8:49 pm

second attempt

my second attempt was successful, the first was thwarted by deep snow


Jackalopes - Dec 4, 2007 2:30 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2006

Great place to wet your whistle for hiking  Sucess!

Took a group of rookie hikers to the top. Riding the tram up and down make this a very nice entry level hike. A good way to introduce people to hiking and actually get them to the top of an 11K foot peak.


RyanMountain - Dec 3, 2007 4:43 pm

Cactus to Clouds  Sucess!

For my second time up San Jac I did the Cactus to Clouds trail with my friends. Started at 4am from the palm springs TH and reached the tram station around 1pm. Stopped in the restaurant for a quick beer and then headed up the last few miles to the summit. Reached the top just as the sun was setting. Smoke from some nearby wildfires mixed with the suns rays making for an impressive sunset.

We ran back down to the tram station and tried to sneak on the tram without paying (I know, we're dirtbags). One of my friends made it but two of us got caught and had to pay the fee. We made friends with a guy that worked in the tram restaurant on the ride down and hitched a ride with him from the tram parking lot back to the TH in Palm Springs. I could barely watch as we proceeded down the windy mountain road at about 70 mph. Luckily we didn't die and the trip was an overall success!


EManBevHills - Nov 25, 2007 9:09 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2007

C2C  Sucess!

1st time up from the desert floor. Quite a memorable experience!


Travis_ - Nov 25, 2007 8:54 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2007

Part of 7 peak loop  Sucess!

Hiked Cornell, Miller, San Jacinto, Folly, Drury, Jean and Marion. All are great summits, lots of 3 class and summit blocks. Here are my GPS tracks and photos.


Bill562 - Nov 25, 2007 12:47 am Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2007

Marion TH to summit  Sucess!

Routine conditioning hike. Cloudless, windy and cold day, but bone dry. Where is the snow?


Schuetzenweber - Nov 21, 2007 12:13 am Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2007

San Jacinto Peak  Sucess!

First time summit. Didn't see a register up there.
Beautiful weather; climbed it for my 36th Birthday!

Wade Baker

Wade Baker - Oct 27, 2007 2:44 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2002

First CA Peak

Solo summited. Great time.


kolbi2112 - Oct 24, 2007 1:32 am Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2007

Via Fuller Ridge  Sucess!

Spent the night at LRV and returned the next day to face some powerful Santa Ana winds. The two springs just before LRV were barely flowing, otherwise the mountain is bone dry.


HikingBoots - Sep 7, 2007 1:59 am Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

Very hot  Sucess!

I ran out of water at the top, but met a nice lady who gave me a bottle of cold water!


TrekAdam - Sep 6, 2007 8:47 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2007

Beautiful May Hike  Sucess!

Beautiful day hike. Great views.

The Tailor

The Tailor - Sep 3, 2007 11:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

San Jacinto Peak  Sucess!

Incredible and exhausting climb through Deer Springs Trail. Very few hikers and the thunder storms that day were great to watch.


lasvegaswraith - Aug 18, 2007 1:13 am

Let it Snow, let it snow...  Sucess!

climbed via standard route. Deep snow into and through round v, but thinned out near the top. Going was pretty slow as I started postholing as it got a little warmer. It's still such a cool thing to be in knee deep snow with Palm Springs already 90 just a short distance below.


SFMountaineer - Aug 13, 2007 9:50 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2007

Long!  Sucess!

Climbed from Fuller Ridge. This was a very long hike but well worth it. Given how hot it was at 10000 feet I can only imagine what it was like down in the valley. Hazy views but mountains poking through the haze still quite scenic...Gorgonio across the valley tempts me with another climb!


sdhager - Jul 16, 2007 12:51 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

Route Climbed: Marion Mountain Trail  Sucess!

Crowded Summit!!

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