New Meetup: Mt. San Jacinto Weekend

From: Darren S.
Sent on: Monday, November 15, 2010 10:16 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Sierra Mountaineering Group!

What: Mt. San Jacinto Weekend

When: Saturday, November 20,[masked]:30 AM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Rising 10,000 feet from the desert, Mt. San Jacinto is the third most prominent mountain in CA behind Whitney and Shasta. It is a massive desert peak complete with an aerial tramway. The summit is at 10,834 elevation. I am looking for adventurous souls who would like to join me in hiking it, joining me at a campsite, and possibly rock climbing there or at nearby Idyllwild or Tacquitz Rock.

I will climb Mt. San Jacinto on Saturday Nov. 20th by either the Round Valley trail or another trail from the southwest side. I would like to discuss it with those who RSVP. I am also intending to camp out Friday and Saturday night. Anyone who comes is welcome to share my campsite. This is will be more of a campout complete with some hiking and/or climbing rather than a "summit attempt." Getting to the top is still challenging, but the purpose of this weekend for me is more of a chance to camp and explore this area of S. Cal.

If those who RSVP want to rock climb as well, I can also bring full length ropes and my rack and we can do some traditional climbing at nearby Idyllwild or Tacquitz Rock. Let me know if you are interested in that.

If you haven't already, you need to have paid your membership dues to attend.

If you have questions or need help acquiring the right stuff, contact Darren. The complete and detailed SMG Equipment and Clothing list is here:
Please bring the following:
- Synthetic or wicking top and bottom base layer
- Windproof mid-layer
- Water resistant lightweight outer layer (jacket and pants)
- Mountaineering or sturdy hiking boots with gaiters
- Wicking socks, liners
- Lightweight hat and gloves
- 20-40 liter backpack
- 2 liters of water or energy drink
- Lunch and snacks
- Sunglasses
- Emergency items
- Personal items
- Map, Compass (GPS optional)
- Camera
- ID, cell, directions
- Money

- Technical gear
- Route finding
- First Aid Kit

Contact Darren: (916)[masked] or [address removed]

Climb on!

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