Mount San Jacinto Peak – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering
- Elevation: 3293 m
- Difficulty: Walk up
- Best months to climb: June, July, August
- Convenient center: Palm Springs
Mount San Jacinto Peak Climbing Notes
Jesse from UNITED STATES writes:
A friend and I did a 2-day trip to the summit via the Marian Mountain trailhead in Idyllwild on Jan 28-29, 2018.
<br/>Snow started and persisted from about mile 1.5 to the summit.
<br/>Snow was packed but not too icy. Spikes would have been nice (read: safer) but the temps had been in the mid 30's to mid 40's which kept the icy spots to a minimum. I'd definitely recommend spikes - especially after this mini-heatwave is over.
<br/>Plenty of flowing water at the Upper Springs Bed Crossing just over .5 miles from Little Round Valley. I suspect this will freeze again after the temps drop again.
<br/>We Camped at Little Round Valley. Probably 3-4 inches of snow at a minimum up there. Try to camp in a place protected by the wind - It gets crazy up there!
<br/>Hiked up to the summit in the morning before the tram started running and had it all to ourselves.
<br/>The last 100 yards were tough without spikes. Had to take it pretty slow as the snow is super packed and slick up there!
<br/>TL;DR: Marian Mountain Trail to Summit 1/28-1/29, 2018 = Decent amount of snow. Spikes recommended as temps drop. Great Hike!
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