Elevation (ft) of San Jacinto Peak.
My most challenging hike thus far! A group of friends and I hiked this one in mid-November 2015. We entered our trail near Idyllwild, which is an awesome mountain town with food that tastes amazing after a killer hike (read: hot chocolate and blue cheese burgers). That is, amazing, for my fitness-team-buds, who didn’t feel totally sick after extreme hiking!
The pictures above were taken at the summit. It is a very prominent peak. So prominent, it is the 6th most prominent peak in the continental U.S. I believe we took the Marion Mountain trail route out of Idyllwild, which is 13.2 miles with an elevation change of 4,500 feet. WOOF. An uphill battle? Of scenic beauty. Some viewpoints from the top: San Gorgonio Mountain, Coachella Valley, Salton Sea.
It looks all still now, but it sure was windy and cold at the top! Definitely amazing to make it and eat that PB&J!
During the hike down, you know, a measly 6.6 miles, we saw this gorgeous sunset:
I couldn’t walk for the next few days, but heck yes :D
What a crew <3: