There were patches of snow pretty early on from the start of the hike about 2 miles into it. No yack tracks were necessary....I summitted in waterproof hiking boots. Some sections are blocked by snow and a little tricky to navigate. There was snow and some icy sections near the last .3 miles to the top.
Pretty moderate to heavy traffic early in the day. Our tram left at 12:00 noon so we were some of the last to summit. Lots of people summiting this day.
The weather was beautiful, nice and sunny, not too cold or windy. I had 2 layers, beanie, yoga pants, and gloves and I was warm while hiking. I had my down jacket for the resting stops.
My partner got altitude sickness on the way down.
I recommend the food at the bar if you take the tram including the salmon appi and the portabella mushroom, brie & candied apricot pizza.
All in all, a great training hike!
Snow loop from the tram, up Sid Davis to Jacinto, down the ridge to Jean and then Shirley, descent to Wellman Divide and back to tram via the regular trail.
From Humber Park via Devil's Slide, Strawberry Junction and Wellman Divide.
Mid-December hike from Humber Park, with 6-12 inches of snow on most of the trail. Took about 3.5 hours up, and 6.5 hours round trip. My 32nd ultra prominence peak.
Second time up this peak from Marion Mountain Campground. Beat my time massively from my first outing here. Marion Mountain is a great place to camp and attempt this peak from.
Climbed this as part of the Adventure 16 3-Peak Challenge. I hiked Mount San Antonio, Mount San Gorgonio, and Mount San Jacinto in three days (nearly 41 miles). Very challenging! For this third and final peak, I camped at the San Gorgonio Family Campground (has showers!) for a second night then drove to San Jacinto and hiked up the San Jacinto Peak Trail. I almost got turned back due to the threat of thunderstorms but the skies finally cleared in the afternoon. I was then able to complete the 3-Peak Challenge!!!
Started at the Palm Springs Museum at 3:00 A.M. and after a brief stop at the tram continued on up to the summit. Weather and views were perfect.
An easy relaxing climb from the tramway station.
Fabulous hike and peak. Everything was enjoyable about this one from the tram ride up, to the hike, to the awesome views from the summit, to the beers back at the gondola station. On my descent I went over to Jean Peak and made my way down from there. This hike completed the "3 Saints" over the three day weekend. Ultra number #36 for me, only leaving Eddy to get all the California Ultra's. California CoHP # 16.
Devil's slide to the summit, camped overnight in little round valley. Then continued to join the PCT back to Devil's slide. A decent amount of extra distance/elevation, but definitely worth it. Beautiful area.
With Boy Scouts. Carried a watermelon to top.
Also climbed again from the tram several years later.
Was going to camp at Round Valley but arrived in PS too late so took he 8am tram instead. Easy hike to summit.
No register there. Ranger said they want to "preserve the wilderness experience" meaning that that they must remove them whenever they find them.
Also the ranger said they leave camping permits outside the office at Long Valley for anyone to pick up if they take a late tram or arrive after the office closes (at about 5:30)
Started from museum at 3A. Made the peak at 1P. Weather was great, with sunny warm temps and a slight breeze. Went on short hike off the main trail to Miller Peak on the way back to the tram.
After I don't know how many years of driving by and hiking other nearby summits, I finally tagged this last summer. Great hike and terrific summit.
I climbed this so long ago I don't remember when, sometime during the 80s.
Beautiful hike, one of the prettiest summits so far, horrible parking!!!! Will do it again in the winter!
Ran up the Cactus to Clouds route from the North Lykken/Ramon Street trailhead. It was a really nice day, albeit a bit hot with some serious wind below 4000 feet. I hit a bit of snow above 6500 feet, but it was never terrible. I probably should've put IceSpikes on, but didn't. I didn't go real hard and made it to the tram in about 3 hours and 20 minutes of running time. I ate lunch and waited there for my wife to get up the tram and join me and then the two of us went the rest of the way to the summit. It was quite windy and cold on top, but beautiful! We made it round trip in about 2:20. Amazing experience.
Once via Cactus to Clouds from the Art Museum, and twice from Mountain Station. One of my favorite mountains.
I've done this peak too many times to even count but I better sign it in just once. Summit registers shouldn't be this easy to reach :) Love this peak, trying not to wear it out. Favorite route is via Fuller Ridge since you can see your destination most of the way and its a ridge.
one of the most grueling climbs ive ever done. the rocks that say 4300 ft were extremely demoralizing,but the summit views are to die for. took the tram back down and im not ashamed