Went up from the Marion Mtn TH. Big mistake leaving the crampons in the car as the trail was very icy above '8600 or so. Overall another great day on SJ.
100 degrees on the desert floor snow at 10,000 feet! This mountain is a fun hike from the top of the tram. Talk bout some serious prominence!
Big day of hiking. Good times.
Coldest, windiest summit I've ever been on. Below freezing, 50 mph winds!
Cheated and took the tram. A great hike, rewarding views and much cooler than the valley floor.
0625 start from the museum. Topped out on the summit a little less than 9 hours later. This is a true classic.
Went up the Deer Spring trail and actually saw some deer. Did the Strawberry Trail loop on the way back for 19.5 miles so. One of the best maintained trails in So Cal and great scenery the whole way. 5000 ft. up and down never felt so easy. Ran into Tattoo Joe Kisner who is the record holder for the PCT.
Started a bit before 6, suffered more than I ever had before, thankfully found a ride from the bottom of the tram to Ramon St. with some nice woman. The heat is killer!
First time, very addictive.
A pretty bad storm moved in on the second day. It was a nice trip, from the hot desert below, to a snowstorm on the top. Started at Snow Creek and finished at the tram.
From Tram to Jean and then cross country to San Jacinto.
Climbed with my BSA Venture Crew 51. Camped at Skunk Cabbage Meadows Friday night. Summitted and left on Saturday. LOTS of people at the summit!
Great hike and a real pleasant escape from the god awful heat of Palm Springs.
first time summiting san jacinto. started at 9am. summited at 1:50pm via fuller ridge. pretty hazy all around. would like to try again on a clear day.
Of the local peaks, I've been up Mt San Antonio (Mt Baldy) the most...well over 200 times but have been on more rescue missions on the Mt. San Antonio vicinity. Probably because of the tram or the fact that the PCT goes near by. I've been up via 11 different trails/routes from different sides and has a surprising number of springs/streams for a high local "desert" peak. Even has a cool hut near the summit. Hardest way up for me was up from Windy Point while doing structural geology work on the way up. On one decent down Snow Creek back in the seventies, we incountered rattlesnakes actually three feet up in the bushes we were plowing through...scary!
Hiked it via Deer Springs. Too many people on the summit, still good though...
Nice easy hike from the tram to the summit. Hiked a granny pace and made the summit in three hours. 110+ degrees in the valley, only 68 degrees at the summit.
First Jacinto hike in the summer. Kinda boring with no snow, but still a nice way to spend the day.
Went with Wes again. He had to #2 on the summit, but he was nice enough to keep the turtle at bay until we reached Round Valley's composting toilets. We should all strive to be as strong as Wes.
First time on SJ peak!! Made the summit in 4 hours via Marion Mtn. TH. Not too bad for me considering we did the Tahquitz Rock to Tahquitz peak hike on Saturday.
Awesome weather and an equally awesome trail. Saw a friend (Nick)I have not seen in over 12 years. Very cool to look down Snow creek from the top...impressive.