Ascent of San Jacinto Peak on 2020-06-04

Climber: Vic Hanson

Date:Thursday, June 4, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:San Jacinto Peak
    Elevation:10839 ft / 3303 m

Ascent Trip Report

I only took 2 quarts of water and was planning on getting more on the Devils Slide Trail. I was thinking there was a flow that crossed the trail near the top so didn't stop earlier but was mistaken. I stopped for lunch at Saddle Junction and checking my PCT app saw that Strawberry Cieniga was only a few miles farther so planned on getting water there, no problem. I'm sure I got water there on my PCT thru hike 14 years ago. However I didn't realize that the trail I was following on AllTrails didn't follow the PCT the whole way and missed the turnoff to when it went left towards Strawberry Cieniga. I continued straight on the Wellman Divide Trail.

By the time I realized my mistake I didn't want to turn around and go back so continued on hoping for on trail water soon. Thankfully I soon reached two small streams on the trail, probably Wellman Cieniga, and got good water there, both going up and coming down.

After summiting I planned on going down the way I had planned on going up but realized that was a few miles longer so went down the same way. I didn't reach my camper until 8:14 so was glad I didn't take the longer route.

It was a beautiful day, nice and sunny and warm on top, felt good to be there again after 18 1/2 years.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7113 ft / 2168 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2059 ft / 627 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:7113 ft / 2168 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 5054 ft / 1540 m; Extra: 2059 ft / 627m
    Loss on way in:2059 ft / 627 m
    Distance:10.5 mi / 17 km
    Start Trailhead:5785 ft / 1763 m
    Time:5 Hours 8 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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