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Ascent of San Jacinto Peak on 2017-09-05

Climber: Scott Sharaga

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:San Jacinto Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:10839 ft / 3303 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at the Fuller Ridge trailhead. Didn't see another person until I was past Little Round Valley and ascending the switchbacks to the peak. Started out sunny, then got cloudier and cooler the higher I went. At the summit, it was windy and cold, with a short-lived light rain. After about an hour on the summit, the Sun came out and warmed everything up. Incredible views of San Gorgonio and the San Bernardino Mountains, the vast interior of Joshua Tree National Park, Palm Springs, and the San Jacinto range.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3099 ft / 944 m
    Round-Trip Distance:14.6 mi / 23.5 km
    Route:Fuller Ridge (PCT)
    Trailhead:Fuller Ridge  7740 ft / 2359 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy



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