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Snowy Summit

I’ve always dreamed of summiting Mt San Jacinto…but i never imagined it would be in the snow! Wow, such a challenging climb! I can truly…

San Jacinto

The snow is really on the second half of the trail (mile 3-6). Some fallen trees on the trail. Awesome views at the peak but…

The Big One!!!

So happy to summit this beast before more snow hit! Some parts of the trail had snow/ice but with good balance and careful steps, no…

Marion Mountain to San Jacinto Summit

Beautiful day for a hike. The sky was blue and the birds were chirping. It was pretty brisk beginning from the trailhead and progressively got…

Mount San Jacinto

My first Mount San Jacinto hike. A few patches of ice before the PCT junction but much more and larger after, maybe 20% coverage but…

San Jacinto

Hardest one for me. Mixed of ice, boulders and rocks.

Mt. San Jacinto

This trailhead was farther away from where we live, so we drove the night before and stayed overnight somewhere nearby. We knew that this will…

Slick San Jacinto

First attempt on San Jacinto.  This was planned to be my replaced peak, but became the last option with the closure of San Gorgonio Closed…

Pinnacle of Peaks

Beautiful clear day without wind. Nice trail. My favorite hike so far. Some icy patches.

San Jactino Peak

Traveled the two hrs to the Marion Mt camp ground and started up the trail at 630am as the first light was breaking over the…

Hike for Autism Awareness

A small group of us set out to hike from Devil’s Slide Trailhead in Humber Park to San Jacinto Summit for Autism Awareness on Black…

San Jacinto Snow

  Trail had snow Weather was nice not to cold or hot just peeferct. Beautiful  day to be out celebrating my birthday

We finally did it

Due to the Covid-19 shut downs, this was one of our hardest peaks to summit. We had originally planned to make it a weekend trip…

Snowy San Jacinto

Started off from the tram closer to 9 am. Reached the summit at 12:55 pm. Luckily the trail had already been broken into and micro…

Perfect fall day hike

What a perfect day for this hike. I started out by getting my wilderness pass at the ranger station and them drove up to the…

Jacinto

Beautiful fall colors. So many clouds. Super windy.

San Jacinto with my four Kiddos

The last of the sixpack with my Son Cole (18)!  The Deer Springs trail to Little Round Valley and the Summit is in good condition…

Rock Scrambling

This was my fav peak to date!!! the trail is well marked throughout, until the very last scramble up the rocks to the peak. perfect…

The Tram Life

Loved it.  Tram is open!  Beautiful ride up.  Temps were great.  Views incredible but not haze free.

San Jacinto

Very beautiful hike … definitely would love to do again and again perfect weather and so glad the tram is now open

San Jacinto in the Fall

Three years ago this elevation and hike from Humber Park kicked my butt. Even though it was a shorter hike, I was ready for the…

Enjoy the view & catch your breath!

This is always a beautiful trail. Takes your breath away, as you climb almost the entire way to summit. Great excuse to take photo breaks!…

#5-2020 Mount San Jacinto

This was second time hike for me at Mt. San Jacinto. Not too hot, not cold. Nice to hike. Started 6:30am I used flashlight in…

Cactus to Clouds!

Amazing, beautiful, and empowering experience!  I now know why this is rated as one of the hardest day hikes in America!  I felt it. 🙂

Push It to San Jacinto Peak!

So the tram is back running and you have to purchase tickets and parking before you go. Yes, they will check your parking and scan…

Peak of Redemption

The view at the top was breathtaking including seeing the rise of the current brush fire in Yucaipa.

The catch all hike

Everything you can ask for in a hike. Scenery, challenging ascents, flat sections, gorgeous trees and rocks, and an amazing 360 view.

Mt San Jacinto

The drive is an hour from the city of Palm Desert. Start early like 6am of earlier. Was pleasantly surprised the weather was nice at…

San Jacinto

Best condition hike at late August surprisingly 😜😅

San Jacinto

Started the hike around 5:00am. Waited at the parking with the whole group. It was still dark going up the mountain. I love this trail…

Anyone down for some owl’s hooch?

I can’t wait to return! I will definitely be coming back. Hopefully with some more friends. The views are stunning. The hike can seem a…

San Jacinto/Idyllwild 2020

Drove up from Los Angeles County to Idyllwild in under 2 hours. Parked and prepared: started hike at 6:15 AM. The initial 1st Mile was…

Overnighter at San Jacinto

By hardest hardest peak I’ve  hike since I started six pack of peak challenge, but worth every steep it took to make it. I fell…

San Jacinto Hike

Views at the peak were obstructed by smoke from the El Dorado fire.  Otherwise, beautiful day and great conditions on the trail.

I Made It to Mount San Jacinto

I started my hike at 5:30 am.  I was getting bitten by mosquitoes.  The hike up Marion Mountain Trail is steep.  When the day got…

Boulder, CA

The first two and a half miles were steep and it was very humid. It is during this slow grind that the bugs are at…

The Exhausting Finale

The first two and a half miles were steep and it was very humid. It is during this slow grind that the bugs are at…

San Jacinto

Trail was well-marked, easy to follow. There’s no water to filter for the first 6 miles or so, but once you get closer to Little…

San Jacinto

Super difficult hike but totally worth it. Favorite out of the six pack. Most beautiful view from the top I’ve ever seen!

Best Peak!

Long but beautiful hike up to San Jacinto Peak! Best top-of-the-world feeling getting pictures with the sign on the boulders. Really makes you feel like…

5th, San Jacinto with Luke

Air and weather are great. concerned about Apple fire but air quality is good. some clouds near peak makes cooler.

2x 1 week

2nd time summiting this leak this week 1st time was via middle route then decided to come back with my tribe to summit San j…

2x 1 week

2nd time summiting this leak this week 1st time was via middle route then decided to come back with my tribe to summit San j…

The Adventures of San Jacinto

Started the hike from the Deer Springs trailhead. Very busy trail with many people coming up and down. Absolutely beautiful trail with parts of it…

Summit to the sky

Amazing day to hike San Jacinto!! Weather was literally perfect hiking weather most of the way. We got a little rain when we reached the…

San Jacinto

This is a tough hike. We hiked this before but it this time around it wasn’t any easier. If you are going to do Deer…

San Jacinto

This was the toughest hike I have done. The weather was perfect during the big heat way though, with 70 degree temperatures at the peak.…

Mt San Jacinto

Need a permit to enter the state park. Read somewhere that you can grab one in Stone Creek Campground on the way to the trailhead.…

The Elevation Gain Is No Joke!

This is my second time reaching the summit at San Jacinto. The first time was through the Tram and this time we tried it through…

Scramble to the top

Took about 7.5 hours. About 5 miles in you are surrounded in what feels like FernGully. Gradual incline throughout. The last 100 feet require you…

#4: San Jacinto

Started at 6 am. By far my favorite of the 6 pack. Steady elevation gain for most the hike with a little bit of boulder…

My heart stayed on San J 💚

Don’t believe the first sign that says 5,5 it’s 6.5 from there! we clocked a 14.6 mile hike! The day was beautiful and not too…

Top of the World

Solo run/hike to the peak.  Made it up and back in less rhan 6 hours not including time at the peak to enjoy the view…

Last one!

This hike was a stunner. Lush and green along most of the trail! The views were amazing.  The scramble at the end to get the…

Majestic San Jacinto

One of the most beautiful hikes I ever done. Some steep sections, but also a couple flat sections to rest. You have to scramble up…

It’s true

It’s true what they say, it’s steep!  There are a lot of steeps! And the trail marker listing mileage is wrong. Even with all that…

beautiful san jacinto

This was the most beautiful of all the 6 pack peaks. The plants and meadows were breathtaking. The trail was a bit overgrown in some…

San Jacinto and Miller Peak

Took this for a different approach this year.  It’s a really nice trail with many different sections.  Hike with my buddy Mike and we hit…

Mt. San Jacinto

Decided to do a Sunday peak hike with a friend. My intentions were to do the 11 mile route but it was closed. Accidentally ended…

The Steep Incline Hike!

This day started off by getting lost trying to fin it. Once we found it though we ready to ascend. It was a steep incline…

San Jacinto

Super late post. I did San Jacinto on August 2nd, haven’t been able to finish my last two hikes (San Gorgonio and San Bernardino) due…

Rocky San Jacinto!!

One of the toughest hikes I’ve done!  It definitely kicked my butt today.  Summiting it was quite the challenge.  Steep and rocky. The descent felt…

San Jacinto

3 a.m. wakeup call for this one. I forgot how pretty Marion Mt. Trail is, even if it does try to kill you in the…

Marion to jacinto

Im glad that we hike on sat ,cause the apple fire could change our journey  to the summit for many reasons  for example the quality…

Matt tackles San Jacinto

Decided to tackle San Jacinto during the first CA heat wave. Started around 5am and was the third car in the parking lot. The lot…

The birthday climb of pain!

For the past few years my girlfriend and I have decided to hikr on my birthday. As we like to be challenged and what better…

San Jacinto!

Started at 5:00 am on the Deer Creek trail in Idyllwild and finished at 3:15 pm.  Took the 19.5 mile loop trail clockwise.  Shady all…

Hiking in a bikini!

Holy booty burn! This was the hardest one of the 11 I’ve hiked so far!!!

San Jacinto Peak

I never felt so lost in the wilderness until I did this trail. So much wildlife and I had to stop a few times just…

San Jacinto

This was my fourth time up to San Jacinto Peak, but my first time going up Marion Mountain. This trail is definitely steeper and more…

San Jacinto

Water available via stream at multiple points throughout trail. Shaded most of way.

SanJay-Funday!

Lots of good water sources for now but won’t last long.

San Jacinto

Great hike but hot.  Since it was Saturday there were about 50 people at the top when we arrived.

Serious Hike!

This was a gorgeous hike! We’ve hiked Mt. San Jacinto several times, but never from this trailhead. Since the tram was closed due to COVID-19,…

San Jacinto Peak

It was a phenomenal day on the mountain. The hike up was beautiful as the sun rose.  The scramble at the top was a fun…

San Jacinto by Day and by Night

This one was both an afternoon and a night hike – again due to a late start. For this one, I started from the Marion…

Bold and Veautiful

Stunning feast for the eyes the entire ascent! My first time scrambling on rocks was interesting😂. The descent seemed to be never ending, but I…

San Jacinto Peak sunrise

Beautiful sunrise hike!  We started at 3AM and made it to the summit at 10AM.  Lots of boulder scrambling, especially near the summit.  Unforgettable experience! …

Mt. San Jacinto -full day

Beautiful hike and wonderful group. We were up at 2:30am and started at 5:00am-took us a full day/

San Jacinto via Marion Trail

Started at 6 a.m. only to find the parking lot pretty full already.  Lots of water sources along the way so I packed lightly, bringing…

Wander Women at San Jacinto Peak

We started at 5:15 to avoid the heat but we had perfect weather for our San Jacinto Peak hike.  This is a beautiful trail with…

Jacinto is beautiful!!!

There are no words to describe this place !! its beautiful !!! the view on the summit is insane Weather was hot but not to…

San Jacinto you magnificent bastard!

Absolutely perfect hiking weather! This was my 7th peak and it was a beast, but my favorite so far. Bugs weren’t horrible, though a butterfly…

They Lied on the Mileage San Jacinto

We got the last parking spot at the Marion Mountain trailhead parking lot at 0530!  The trailhead sign there says it is 5.4 miles to…

I like this trail

This trail is really beautiful, seeing myself taking this trail again in the future.

Mount San Jacinto

Fun Fact #1: The signs at the trail-head (5.25 and 5.3 to peak) are not accurate! Fun Fact #2:  There are two survey monuments at…

Summer Snickets

Mount San Jacinto was the final summit for me and my brother to conquer the six pack of peak challenge in six weeks. We went…

Who needs sleep anyway….

I had a late start waiting for a friend. All in all a great way to spend a day 👍🏽👍🏽😎.

Mt. San Jacinto

The hike up Mt. San Jacinto via the Marion Mountain Trail was indeed a steep hike, as indicated on Social Hiker. I thought about doing…

Marion-ettes

So many rocks! Definitely rough on the way down.

San Jacinto Completed My Challenge

All I can say is that this completed my 6-pack of peaks challenge. The loop ended up being 16 miles and was a difficult last…

Marion-ettes

A truly special day with two dear friends, Kristen Walton and Jennifer Phillips.  The trail was not crowded and we felt as if we had…

So Many Rocks. All the Rocks.

This was an absolute butt kicker. It didn’t help that I was fighting off muscle cramps in my legs from the start. The trail is…