DISTANCE: ~13.5 miles RT
PACE: Winter Moderate…winter is a fashion show
NO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS; NO GO ON THE 2nd PRETTIEST HIKE IN THE SG WILDERNESS
NOTE: There might be some ice on the dirt road form Jenks Lake Rd. to the trailhead. This may add to the distance of the hike, if we cannot get cars back to the trailhead.
ABOUT THIS HIKE: If the conditions on the San Bernardino Trail are indicative of snow conditions, expect to use traction devices at 8,000’ and snowshoes somewhere above Jackstraw Trail Camp.
I’ve only been up this a few times but I do not remember any exposure, which would require crampons and an axe. However, if you choose not to take either you might limit your ultimate destination. This hike switchback trail to Jackstraw Camp then it meanders to Anderson Flat and the San Bernardino Peak Trail.
Expect cross country travel beyond Jackstraw Camp…meaning you will be asked about opinon concerning direction and routing. Winter is, also a collaborative effort.
You must be comfortable returning on your own, if you choose to go back short of our destination.
REQUIRED: Traction devices, snowshoes and Poles or ice axe.
OPTIONAL: Crampons and GPS
DIRECTIONS: Exit I-10 at University. Make a left at the bottom of the ramp and head north to Lugonia (CA-38) then right. Go through Redlands and Mentone. The RS is on the right just above Bryant St…34701 Mill Creek Rd.
The trailhead is accessed from Jenks Lake Rd.
COMMON COURTESY NOTICE: If you like to sign up for multiple meetups, the event host will prove you cannot in two or three places at the same time.
WHOM DO I SUE: This is not an official organization chartered to make certain any level of safety greater when you venture into the Wilderness by your lonesome, if you want something like that seek out the Sierra Club with their rules, regulations and signed waivers of liability. Do not expect organizer(s) to check the qualifications of anyone you are hiking or climbing with. Any questions asked of you when you sign up is to ensure the organizer(s) safety, nothing more. If you have doubts about going on this particular meetup, you should find someone you trust, go alone or choose not to participate.