First time hiking in awhile. Went with my Dad to via the Marion Mtn trail. Was a lot of fun, but still tired at the end.
Realized I forgot my sunglasses 2 miles in, had to go back and get them. Made for a long day. Needed crampons above 7,300'. Cross-country after that for the most part...trail was hard to follow. Fun outing.
Started at 4:30am and made it to the top at 5:00pm. Great snow conditions in Snow Creek and climbed with a good crew. Will do again in 2011.
went up the snow creek coulier, started at night it was an interesting approach, probably varied from the route a few times because we ended up doing a few 5th class short climbs. Got the peak around 5, boogied down to the tram, and luckily had no problem hitch hiking back to where we parked our vehicle.
It was a fun climb with very interesting approach through the bushes, bolders, creeks. We did a direct summit with ~55deg bolder slope covered in a snow. Started at 4:15 am and reached the summit by 5:25 pm
Made the trip with my son, perfect conditions. Fantastic views!
In combination with the tramway ride to get to Round Valley this route is a cool and unuasual way to summit a mountain! The 11-mile roundtrip class 1 trail was all snowed over with a light amount of post-holing without using snowshoes. The 2500' elevation gain felt fast like back on the gondola getting instant altitude. Great 360 degree views from top rock ...don't forget to look for the cool town of Idylwild or the Pacific Ocean. TRIP TIME: 2.5hrs up/1.5hrs down.
Good hike. Was nice seeing out of shape people on the summit after they took the tram up though!
I was one of the many there that day. It was a great day for a hike. :)
Did this day hike as a training hike for Mt. Whitney the following summer. Very pretty hike. There was a little bit of snow left but we were fine with just hiking poles. Thinking about doing San Jacinto again in the snow to help train for Mt. Shasta, which I'll be doing this June.
13 hour day hike with my brother, starting at Humber Park. Great weather with clear views all around. The lights at night were pretty.
There were some icy patches where crampons were nice. We made it with one crampon and two sticks each. I would recommend crampons or snowshoes and an ice axe or hiking poles. There is snow on the Devil's slide trail, although there are some dirt parts lower down on it. Some parts of that trail are narrow and icy, though.
The trail from Humber Park to Wellman's Divide was easy enough to find. Past that, on the way up we went along the trail route contouring mostly level on the east side of Jean Peak, and then we hiked straight up (the long switchback to Miller was useless under the snow) to the saddle between Jean and Jacinto, but going back we went over the summit of Jean and then down to Wellman's Divide, which was a route that a couple of the other guys on the summit had taken.
First day in to round valley, got there around 3 and made camp, then next day we made the summit and back down to long valley
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.