San Jacinto Backpack

San Jacinto Backpack

April 20, 2019 to April 21, 2019
San Jacinto Wilderness
08:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Mount San Jacinto is the second highest most prominent mountain in Southern California. It is home to magnificent granite rock faces, alpine forests, and wildflower covered meadows. Our journey begins with a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. After a short 2.5 mile hike we will set up camp and then attempt to summit. After spending the night in the wilderness will pack up and return to CSUSB.

Trip Cost     
Students and SRWC Member: $70
Faculty, Staff and Alumni: $93
Affiliate: $117
Community Member: $140              

Pre-Trip Meeting / Sign Up Deadline
April 3, 2019 @ 6pm

Activity Level
3- Adventureous


Day 1: After loading up our gear and food at the SRWC we will travel to the Palm Springs Aerial Tram to begin our advetnure. Once to the top of the tram at 8,516 feet it's an easy 2.5 mile backpack to Round Valley to set up camp. After we picth our tents and fill our water bottles we will attemp to summit 10,834 ft Mount San Jacinto which will be 3.2 miles away. We retuen to Round Valley for dinner and a night under the stars. 

Day 2: After a well earned rest we will wake and make breakfast and pack up camp. We aim to return the Tram and grab some lunch and enjoy the views, before heading down. We plan to arrive back at CSUSB arround 3pm to unpack and clean up. 


4  meals are included, starting with lunch on day 1 (1 breakfast,  lunch, and 1 dinner)
1 meal not included (1 dinner) 

Hygiene and Comfort

We will be carrying our all our food, shelter, cothing, water and equipment in pack weighting up to 40 lbs. We will be staying in reserved campsites. The campsites are within close proximity to vault toilets and there are NO showers. We will treat water from a nearby spring or bring enough water from CSUSB. You will have the option to share a tent with one or two people or sleep out under the cover of the stars.  Light weight tents, warm synthetic sleeping bags, foam pads and ground tarps will be provided to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep. The ground consists of soft soil.  

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