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Ascent of San Jacinto Peak on 2011-10-20

Climber: Christopher Weight

Date:Thursday, October 20, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:San Jacinto Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:10839 ft / 3303 m

Ascent Trip Report

Rode up the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway ~8500 to start. Then you have about 2200 more feet to climb spread out over 5.5 miles. You have to check into the rangers station to get a permit. I was late in getting started because of business meetings in the morning and didn't start climbing until 3 pm. I had to really hustle up to summit and start my descent before the sun set. Coming back down I was treated to a wonderful sunset. It was a great hike 11 miles in all I would certainly recommend it.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2323 ft / 708 m
    Distance:11 mi / 17.7 km
    Trailhead:Palm Springs Aerial Tramway  8516 ft / 2595 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble



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