I climbed this various times in various seasons between 1999-2004.
Above 8,000 feet on the Devil's Slide Trail the trail was completely covered in snow. We did not have crampons but took our time on the steep slopes to reach the summit.
Started at 7:10pm hiking with my 14yr old daughter. It was definitely turning to dark by Saddle Jnct. Got back to the car at Humber before midnight. We used headlamps for the hike down for better speed.
Nice short hike. Had time to spare afterwards for a beer and burger in Idyllwild.
Not in this weather anyway ...
No views as a spring blizzard was gaining strength through the day, but a great day in the hills nevertheless.
Penelope and I hiked the South Ridge Trail on January 15, 2007 all the way from the High Castle area of Idyllwild (due to winter road closure). Since we left second car at Humber Park, we crossed the Tahquitz Bowl to Devils Slide and Humber Park on some deep and in places fairly frozen snow (no crampons needed). Another good day in our neigborhood
Hiked with several SP'ers (see below). Great spring-like day. Little snow for this time of the year. Fun, fun!
Hiked up with SPers and a few non-SPers.
Bruno(Luciano136)and Krissy, Peter(pkfrancev), Mike(gigamike), and Kristen(sunkissed) my wonderful girlfriend, and Joey. All in all it was great hike with great people.
Did with Red Tahquitz on a very nice morning.
Easy little hike from Tahquitz Valley. Great views from the top, we could see Mt. Baldy and Santiago Peak. Got a Squirrel Card from the Fire Watch volunteer.
I really enjoyed this hike. I liked the lookout tower. This represented the breaking of a climbing fast that I had been experiencing, and It reminded me of what i am missing out on
Enjoyable climb with the exception of the flies. They simply laughed off my insect repellent lotion (spray is probably better). Failed on my bid to add Lily Rock. I'll try it again on the correct switchback.
I volunteered here for two seasons at the fire lookout. I'll go back after my books are published. Great hike from any direction. Excellent views. The sunrises and sunsets are more than spectacular from this vantagepoint.
Great little hike, very windy at the top! PSB baby!
Quick hike up Devils Slide, beautiful trail, just gray and muggy out though! The desert divide area looks real promising. I have to get out that way next year. Especially want to do Antsell.
I hiked up this peak for the first time in January of 1984. There was only a little bit of snow due to the dry winter. I hiked it several more times in the eighties. The last time was in December of 1999 by myself. I love this place!
Penelope May and I snow-shoed up the South Ridge trail from the Highcastle area of Idyllwild (due to winter road closure). Wonderful snowy views of Garner Valley and the desert peaks along the way. About three feet of snow at the summit lookout hut.
3 friends and I did this nice trad route in about 3 hours. The Mummy Chimney sucked... It was a great day and in addition to the great climbing there were LOTS of laughs.
Started up the trail at 10:00am and reached the top about 1:20pm. Crisp and cool hike with very little snow on the trail. Uper sections of the switchbacks were icy in spots. We had the lookout to ourselves on a beautiful clear day. Views to the ocean and out 100 miles. Cold NE winds made standing on the north side of the firetower tough but the SW and lee sides of the tower were warm and sunny. Made it back to the truck in less than 2 hours.
First mountain I climbed at 5 years of age. I grew up in PineCove, and ran around like a wild monkey in these mountains for 13 years.