Hiking San Jacinto Peak

Hiking San Jacinto Peak

Of the view atop Southern California's San Jacinto Peak, elevation 10,804', John Muir reportedly said, 'it is the most sublime spectacle to behold upon this Earth.'

Having driven by Palm Springs and the San Jacinto Mountains many times myself, I've often wondered if the heat got to Muir that day. Last weekend, I got the chance to find out: my brother and I climbed Mt. San Jacinto.

— July 29, 2006

Andy Lewicky is the author and creator of SierraDescents

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