I: Mt. San Jacinto Backcountry Ski Tour: Moderately strenuous 5+ mile, 800' gain from top of Palm Springs Tram. No need to worry about tire chains! Ski from ranger station to Round Valley. Possible additional skiing up nearby slopes or just playing may add a few miles + a few 100 feet elevation loss & gain. Part of route may be in pre-existing tracks, but recent snowfall, rutted trail, or aesthetics may require breaking new trail. Given steep sections and potential icy conditions, intermediate X-C skills required & metal-edged, backcountry skis & backcountry boots highly recommended. Bring winter clothing, water, lunch. No snow or likely blizzard cancel trip. Tram ticket $25.95 as of trip publishing date. Send e-mail or phone leader w/ experience level/conditioning/ski gear for trip details in the 2 weeks before outing. Leader: Mark Mitchell - [masked], Co-Ldr: Mark Fleming Please do email me at [masked]; don't just RSVP on Meetup.
Sierra Club original outing website: http://tioga.sierraclub.org/oars-activity/pages/activity.jsf?activity=111639&mapLinkHref=http://maps