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Mt San Jacinto, Mt San Jacinto State Park – July 18, 2009

September 16th, 2011 by

This was just a great trip, modulo some minor car issues (that a year later would show themselves as a major issue, but I digress). Anyway! Jake was out in Pasadena for a conference, and he wanted to go hiking, so I suggested we go out to Mount San Jacinto, which is one of the three notable peaks of Southern California – this one completed the trifecta for me. The summit is at 10,834′, and has a really notable escarpment – however, we bypassed a bit of that by taking the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which takes us up about a linear mile. This turns the RT hike into “only” 11 miles, and 2450′ or so of elevation gain. I had never been up to the area before, and it was really quite awesome.

You can see pretty far away, and pretty far down, from the summit.

Hiking away