Hike Log

San J in a Day


Mountain Station/Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Trail Conditions:




Started this hike a little later than usual, since we were taking the tram up (my friend had a bruised foot and we didn't want to overwork it on steep terrain for any longer than necessary). We got on the 8am tram (fun ride!) and reached mountain station by 8:15ish, started our hike not long after. I brought electrolyte gel with me this time and found that it helped immensely with acclimating to the altitude and generally keeping my lungs working great, as well as increasing my endurance. The trail was absolutely gorgeous, and the views from the summit were amazing! Glad I brought a sweater for the top as it was pretty cold. For some reason, the trail getting back seemed like it went on forever. We made it back to our cars by 6-ish (after eating some food at the takeout place in mountain station…lol). The only downside was the tourists at the tram on the way down. Next time, I'll hike this one from Idyllwild!


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