San Bernardino Peak

This is a hike replacing the cancelled San Jacinto Peak hike from Humber park, August 17th.  Also, this is equivalent to the distance and elevation gain of what we were originally planned to hike up to San Jacinto Peak.

Warning: Please be in hiking shape for this activity. If you cannot handle major elevation gains in a short distance and altitude, please do not RSVP for this activity. This is considered a strenuous hike.

As written by Summitpost.com:

This trail takes you from deep pine forest to exposed manzanita slopes and visits the old Washington Monument survey point at 10,290 feet. In 1852, Colonel Henry Washington and his Army survey party were directed to erect a monument atop San Bernardino Peak. The monument was to be an east-west reference point from which all future surveys of Southern California would be taken.

The higher slopes of San Bernardino Peak are beautiful and rugged subalpine terrain. A number of trail camps along the way offer spring water and rest. The Angelus Oaks "San Bernardino Peak" trailhead is less visited than others at the edge of the San Gorgonio Wilderness, but still it receives a lot of use especially during summer weekends.

Distance: 16 miles

Elevation gain: ~4700 feet

What to bring: at least 3 liters of water, lunch, snacks, layers of clothing, sunscreen, camera, hiking poles if you use them.

You can also refer to the following link regarding the 10 essentials to have when hiking:

http://www.backpacker.com/november-2010-ten-essentials/slideshows/138

Also, what you bring from this list of essentials will depend on the individual's preferences, knowledge, experience, climate and locations may/will require substitutions.

 

Warning: Please be in hiking shape for this activity. If you cannot handle major elevation gains in a short distance and altitude, please do not RSVP for this activity. This is considered a strenuous hike.

 

Disclaimer: The Organizer and Assistant Organizers in this group are not professional guides. The function of the organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who signs up for a trip/meetup/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging you are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizer and Assistant Organizers of the Palm Springs&Inland Empire Hiking Meetup Group from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities.

 

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  • Lisa B.

    That was a great weekend! Can't wait for more hikes to come! Thanks for everything Robert!

    August 19, 2013

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    A former member

    This is an awesome group! I have a great time and the hikes are always a good challenge :) thanks Robert for organizing it!

    August 18, 2013

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    A former member

    Great hike. Awesome views:) Thanks Robert for organizing it!!

    August 18, 2013

  • Julie

    Had a great time! Everyone did amazing! Love this group. Thanks Robert, for putting this hike together. You are a great leader and we appreciate you!!

    August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another AWESOME time, with AWESOME people! And one hike closer to the Nine peaks challenge......WOO, HOO! Also, happy to hear Max still was able to get 12 miles in. And all that time, we thought you were slamming brews down at the Angelus Oaks restuarant. Good Job! And CONGRATS to Kay! She completed another hike towards conquering the Six pack challenge! Look out Mt. WILSON & SAN JACINTO, Kay is knocking on your door! Also, great to Kay and Lisa with the run down the hill. Good thing we didn't run into those Polar Bears....LOL! And last, but not least, FANTASTIC job to Andy for bagging San Bernardino peak four times yesterday! Your training is paying off and you're going to do great on the Nine Peaks Challenge! And to everyone else, good job with the hike! You all have a great rest to your weekend and see you at the next one!

    1 · August 18, 2013

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    A former member

    Yay!

    August 14, 2013

  • Lori B.

    This is for lisa

    August 12, 2013

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