Above Palm Springs

Peak Summited2021 Mount San Jacinto
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadMarion Mountain
EncounteredWildflowers blooming, Ripe berries
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a group
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition


I hiked up to Mount San Jacinto Peak via Marion Mountain with 3H Orange County Hiking Group.  I kept the CoVid-19 protocols throughout the entire hike.  I wore my face mask/ covering and kept a 6 feet social distance on the hiker in front and in the back of me.

This trail was very challenging for me.  I was struggling the entire time.  It was a little windy and chilly.  That may played a part why I was so sluggish.  But the views were breathtaking.  I took alot of breaks and slowly crawled up to Mount San Jacinto Peak.  Surprisingly, it was warm and no wind up at Mount San Jacinto Peak.  I basked in the views.  I did a photo shoot up here.  I later went down to the shelter to have lunch.  I ate my lunch and went down.  OMG!  Coming down was worst than going up.  It was so stretchy and steep.  I made baby steps to be safe.  It took me longer coming down than going up.

What a great training I had on my Mount San Jacinto Peak.  Although this was a sufferfest, but the views were all worth it.


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