San Jacinto peak, in southern California stands at an awesome 10,834ft. I have been finalizing my gear load out for my Mt Whitney hike and wanted to do a gear shake out this weekend. I also wanted to get in one or two smaller climbs before that awesome hike in June. After doing a little research, I planned to follow these awesome guides from SoCal Hiker and ModernHiker.
I was going to tweak the hike a little because I planned on hiking with all my gear that I plan to take to Mt Whitney and would be starting out pretty late on Saturday. I decided to camp part way up San Jacinto and break the hike up. I thought the bad weather in Southern California would make it easy to obtain a permit, but I was wrong. I had planned to camp at Little Round Valley but it was full, the only camp ground that had free space was Strawberry Junction. Instead of taking Marion Mountain Trail, I settled on Deer Springs Trail.
Here is a brief overview of the hike: