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Cactus to CloudsBig Bear - Jacinto, CA
Big Bear - Jacinto, CA
Hiking avatar May 22 2013
johnlp
Hiking21.00 Miles 10,795 AEG
Hiking21.00 Miles   9 Hrs   45 Mns   2.55 mph
10,795 ft AEG   1 Hour   30 Mns Break
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Great hike! Challenging and beautiful. I have been wanting to do this one for a couple years. I don't do well in altitude, so I knew the top third of the hike would be tough for me. It was.

The hike starts out winding up to gain a rideline not too far above you. Seems like you never really make it up to the never ending ridge above until you top out at the tram hours later. Nick and I made it up to the tram in 4:45 where JJ had been waiting for us for quite a while. JJ would have done this entire hike in under 7 hours by himself. :o

We took a break in the cafeteria before starting up to the summit of San Jacinto. I got slower as we went up in altitude. Felt nauseated and winded. JJ and Nick were nice enough to wait for me a few times. We passed about five groups who were hiking up from the tram, so I guess slow is relative. This part of the hike is stunning. Huge trees, great views, fresh crisp air.

Before too long we made it to the cabin and the summit just above. Very cool! Took a break, had a sandwich, checked out the cabin, and headed back down to the tram. By the time we descended to the tram I was feeling a little better.

The tram ride down is fun. The scenery is spectacular. We caught a cab back to JJ's car at the museum, had some lunch, then hit the road back to Az. Awesome trip! Always good hiking with John and Nick. You guys rock. Thanks for driving John. :)
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