Ascent of San Jacinto Peak on 2011-10-20
|Date:||Thursday, October 20, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||San Jacinto Peak|
| Elevation:||10839 ft / 3303 m|
Ascent Trip ReportRode 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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