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Marshall Peak hike

Have you ever been around the CSUSB area and seen hand gliders flying above? Here's an opportunity to hike to Marshall Peak where these guys are launching from.  Marshall Peak is a rounded bump in the front country of the San Bernardino Mountains just north of the city of San Bernardino.

The good news is that on clear days, the views are incredible on the way to and from the summit. You can expect to see San Bernardino Peak, San Jacinto, the Santa Anas and Puente Hills, and the eastern end of the San Gabriels, notably the “Three T’s” and Cucamonga Peak. If we’re lucky, you may get a glimpse of the Palomar Mountains of north San Diego County–and even Catalina Island. The bad news is that the trail is almost completely exposed, so we need to hope for a cool day for hiking and get off to an early start. Although the steady grade will have you huffing and puffing by the time you reach the summit, navigation is easy, and it makes a great, convenient training hike for those wanting to pursue more ambitious peaks.

I've done this hike two times in the past and it's a great workout with great views of the surrounding peaks.  Our destination up to the peak will also be our spot for lunch where we may be able to witness the hand gliders pre-launch set-up while observing others go airborne over the San Bernardino Valley.

Two meeting points:

Meet at Ralphs Grocery store@6:20a: 4444 University Parkway, San Bernardino, California 92407 where you have the choice of carpooling from there (I'll be driving my Silver Toyota 4Runner,[masked]),

Or,

Meet at Andy Jackson airpark@6:45a: West Frontline Road, San Bernardino, California 92407. An Adventure Pass will not be required for this for hike.

The hike begins at 7a.m

Distance: 12 miles

Time: ~6 hours

Elevation gain: 1600ft over 6 miles

What to bring: at least 2-3 liters of water, lunch, snacks, a hat, 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 the distance of 12 miles, at least an elevation gain of 1600ft, and/or being at 4000ft altitude, please do not RSVP for this activity.  This is considered a semi-strenuous hike.

Marshall Peak Trail

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.

Marshall Peak Trail

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a wonderful time! It was great to visit with everyone and enjoy the morning. Thanks Robert for organizing, it was a blast!

    1 · April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Robert, I'm especially glad to learn I can make 12 1/2 miles! (Don't know about 13). Great group!

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Robert! Yep, I'm sure they are. I'm glad I took the plunge and signed up for this one; it was another great hike.

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome day for a hike! Thanks to everyone who made the day enjoyable. Also, good job Angela with handling the distance and climb! You look stronger each time I see you. I think your weekday Blue Mountain hikes are paying off!

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike loved the views!!! I am little sore jajaja, but working on it. Everybody is awesome, thank you Robert

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Amazing to have this beautiful hike in our backyard! Thanks Robert!

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome I loved the distance and views

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Outstanding hike. Nice talking with everybody. Mahalo Robert.

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome hike thanks everyone

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike!
    Thanks to all for making it fun and special thanks to Robert for organizing.

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent hike, thanks!

    April 13, 2013

  • Joanna P.

    My friend canceled :-(

    April 13, 2013

  • Joanna P.

    My friend canceled :-(

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a good plan to start early. Could I ride with someone from Redlands or nearby?

    April 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Angela, do you have a ride yet? Do you want to meet somewhere or contact me directly to pick you up?

      April 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Monja. I don't have a ride yet. I'll send you an email.

      April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will meet you at Raph's.

    April 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      See you there Kate!

      April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Robert,
    I'm going to be coming out from south Orange County and plan on meeting at the airpark by 6:45.
    Any problems with parking? And we don't need an adventure pass, right?
    Thanks

    April 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds good! Adventure pass not necessary.

      April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A weather update: It will be a great day for a hike. We'll start out with a cool temperature of 56 degrees, and 74 degrees by the time we finish. See everyone tomorrow!

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    have to work that is a new one . oh well

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry have to work tomorrow.

    April 12, 2013

  • Joanna P.

    Robert FYI.......I'm a slow poke going uphill, but for sure will make it to the too.

    April 12, 2013

    • Joanna P.

      I will make it to the top

      April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    6:15?? I thought it was 7:30. Sorry, Robert, that is a little too hardcore for me. Have a good one. :-)

    April 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hard to believe from today's weather it will be 81 degrees this Saturday. Even though the heat will not peak until later in the afternoon on Saturday, I still like us to take advantage of as much time in the cool air before it warming up. For this reason, I moved the hike start time to 7a.. That means our meeting time at Ralphs and Andrew Jackson air field will change. We'll meet at Ralphs at 6:20a and carpool over to Andrew Jackson air field to meet the other group at 6:45a.....Sorry Fariba! It will be good to see you again =).

    April 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Robert, but unlike some others, coffee does NOT motivate me. I will pass on this one. Have a great hike.

      April 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      John, the coffee was to keep u awake....LOL!

      April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For many of us we haven't hiked 12 miles (btw, close to half-marathon distance) in a long while and considering it will be warm the day of the hike, I recommend a couple of things I gained running marathons. Please begin hydrating a few days before the hike. I recommend liquids w/a electrolyte content. Also, if you don't have carbohydrates as a regular part of your diet (for those muscle heads), carbo load (pasta dinner or Beans&rice) one to two days before to build up your fuel storage. Carbo loading should also be done during the low period of your activity leading up to the hike. I also suggest wearing sunscreen and a hat. Have a good rest of your week and see everyone Saturday!

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I might start later and catch up with you. If not, maybe next time. have fun. :)

    April 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Deal!!! :)

      April 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm bringing my running shoes!

      April 9, 2013

  • Joanna P.

    Robert I'm bringimg my friend Sylvia.

    April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great, I will meet up at air park.

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we hiking the fire road?
    Thanks

    April 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Robert, the majority of the hike will be on the fire road.

      April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    But why so early! :)

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm hoping to come, but I'll have to cancel unless it's a cool day as I can't stand too much sun/heat.

    March 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I agree Angela!

      March 17, 2013

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