Skyline Trail - Palm Springs to Long Valley | High Sierra Topix  

Skyline Trail - Palm Springs to Long Valley

A forum that'll feed your need for exploring the limitless adventure possibilities found in "other" places. Post trip reports or ask questions about outdoor adventures beyond the Sierra Nevada here.

Skyline Trail - Palm Springs to Long Valley

Postby wingding » Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:30 am

I hiked from the Palm Springs Art Museum to Long Valley on the Skyline Trail yesterday. The trail was clear until above 7,200 feet and after that it was soft patchy snow. Long Valley has just patchy snow too. I didn't go all the way to San Jacinto 8,500 feet gain was enough for me for the day. I rode the tram down and caught a cab back to my truck because it was too warm out to hike back down to the museum, which sits at 500 feet elevation.

Here are some pictures:

http://kathywing.smugmug.com/gallery/1373023



wingding
 

User avatar

Postby Ratboy » Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:04 pm

Nice job. Did that hike a few months back. It is arguably one of the tougher hikes. I would even say it is more difficult than Whitney...but others may disagree.

One of these days we should get a forum group together to do the whole thing from the Museum to the Summit...That would be a wicked affair.

Congrats on the hike. Great shots.
Dave - Getting it done, one day at at time.
http://www.dnkrhodes.com
User avatar
Ratboy
Topix Regular
 
Posts: 100
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2005 4:37 pm
Location: Irvine, CA
Experience: N/A

Postby wingding » Sat Apr 22, 2006 5:57 am

Ratboy - It was a good workout. Next time I want to get all the way to the summit. I think going to the summit of San Jacinto would definately be harder than doing Whitney, but only going to Long Valley is about the same. A little more elevation gain than Whitney, but not at as high an altitude. A group trip would be fun.
wingding
 

User avatar

Postby Ratboy » Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:55 pm

I concur, it must be done...What would be really cool is to hike up and summit, spend the night and then come down the following day...like in late fall or early winter, or something like that,just to beat the heat.

Could be an adventure in the making.
Dave - Getting it done, one day at at time.
http://www.dnkrhodes.com
User avatar
Ratboy
Topix Regular
 
Posts: 100
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2005 4:37 pm
Location: Irvine, CA
Experience: N/A


Return to Beyond The Sierra Nevada



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests