19 mi round trip, from the west side
I have always had a love for San Jacinto. The six times I was on top were great moments in my life. I once camped on top with my dad, and the lights at night were unbelievable. I hope one day to visit SoCal and do the Palms to Pines trail.
Via Marion Mountain Trail w/ Rob. Great day. This was the first trail I took as prep for Whitney a few years ago (6/06). Have also come up from Fuller Ridge and Round Valley. Just a great peak.
Hiked up from Marion Mountain trailhead with Laura Molnar on a nice crisp fall day. Good training !
Continued on and traversed to Jean Peak and Marion Mountain.
nice day hike
gorgonios next.....i really,really enjoyed being on mt.jacinto.it is a special place....
Tried to summit this during the winter...and passed a ranger with a baklava on his face....wait that's a dessert. You know what I mean a special scarf covering his face. It was then I realized I was a little in over my head. Second times a charm!!!
Years Climbed: 2007,2008
Climbed San Jacinto Peak multiple times in all seasons by various routes (from Idyllwild, tram, Snow Creek etc.) in 2003-2007. Beautiful mountain, great views (sometimes you can even see the ocean)!
04/05/2015: Hiked to the summit via Cactus to Clouds route from the Art Museum. Total time Museum-Summit-Tram Station: 9h28m.
Nice hike, took the Round Valley route. Pretty hot temps near the base, but the top was very comfortable. Got buzzed by a ultralight plane at the peak, very cool!
I set up camp in Dark Valley on the Idyllwild side with my wife the day before. We drove around and took the tram up. After strolling the desert view trail with my wife I climbed the peak then hiked the nine miles back to camp while she drove back around. The 3.8 miles of the Seven Pine Trail was brutal on my feet and knees. Just too steep of a downhill for the end of a long day.
This was the mountain of my youth. Growing up in SD, I came up here and to Tahquitz many times. Good memories.
Routine conditioning hike from Humber Park
Faith & I started at the museum at 6.26- in retrospect, given the time of year (one of the longer days), earlier would have been greatly preferable... Our attempts throughout the day to 'beat the heat' by gaining elevation more rapidly than the escalating temperature proved futile until around 6,000', where the temp's were finally tolerable. It was probably worst around 4k', where the desert brush does a great job of retaining the heat while not providing any notable shade. The average temperature during the day felt somewhere between 85 - 90 deg. Ugh... Fortunately we brought enough water, & eventually made it to the tram (we popped up on the 'rim' at 15.39).
By that point we were completely wasted, though (amazing how the combination of sun/heat can just completely take it out of you...), & the combination of that & fear we would be pushing it (esp. at our pace at that point) making it back to the last tram in time just led us to the tram down. Actually I think we were both of the opinion that a cold beer & tram ride down sounded substantially more appealing than continuing.
This must be done proper, though (i.e. to the summit)- I shall return!
Hiked with Miguel Forjan. Nice day with amazing views.
Climbed up from Humber Park along with Cornell, Miller and Jean. Must have been 30-40 people on the summit. Beautiful day!!
With Miguel, Will, Luis, and a host of others. A very fun day. Trip Report
Second ascent in two weeks. 4/11 climbed Snow Creek with Miguel, Will, Bob, Cory, Charles, Tom, Edu, and Alexader. Great sunny day. Windy and freezing cold arriving to the summit.
4/5 skied up with Scott via the Marion Mountain trail. A lot of route finding, and too many trees cut that make slower the hike. Fun to ski though.
went with my buddies hans and jon. mellow. nobody else. perfect weather after fridays hurricane-force winds. took last tram down. didnt see anybody else up or down. am i still in SoCal?:)
started at the museum and did the Skyline Trail to the tram station. what a workout!
no time to continue on to the summit.