San Bernardino Peak
May 5th, 2019
3 take aways from this hike; and then some:
- Snow after Limber Pine, so no switch backs to finish, you go straight up the hill. There are people foot prints in the snow to guide you up, do-able but HIGHLY recommend crampons and even an ice axe. Before Limber Pine camp it is smooth sailing, the path is mostly snow free until then.
- RIP my sports car haha. This was my first time doing this hike, I took my sport car to the trailhead, that dirty road is rocky as heck! Should of brought a sedan or a taller car, but gas is almost $5 so I took my small car haha it was scratching on dirt road but it made it. PS. that dirt road is snow-free, suitable for any car…just keep in mind there are big rocks on the path.
- Start early. Most people that summited started at 5am, I started at 5:30am. There were other people that went after me that hopefully summited, but they were in groups and it could get late, this is a long hike (14-15miles, depending on how you follow the last part of the summit).
- People stayed overnight at limber pine camp, maybe this is another great choice to summit in the morning.
- It was hot. Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat.
- Bees weren't too bad if you keep moving, but later in the afternoon they can be noticeable if you stop