San Jacinto Peak - The Second Trek
What do you do when you organize a 20 mile group hike and two of your highly energetic and motivated regulars can't make the trek? You do the hike again.
This year we decided to tackle the "Three Saints" - the three ultra-prominent peaks in Southern California. Being that 2017 is the 10 Year Anniversary of Structural Fitness, these three hikes fit right in with our theme of going BIG this year.
Mount San Jacinto, Mount San Antonio (also known as Mount Baldy or Old Baldy), and San Gorgonio Mountain make up the Three Saints. San Jacinto Peak, the first on the schedule, with an elevation of 10,834 feet, is the third most prominent peak in CA and the sixth most prominent peak in the 48 contiguous states. This go around was our second group hike up San Jacinto to ensure that a couple SF regulars who couldn't make the first trek got a shot at sacking this beast of peak. And that they did!
The start of the 19 mile round trip hike with over 4,400 feet of elevation gain.
Lot's of energy at the start.
Unbeatable views the entire hike.
Running? Fresh legs?
Almost a tropical feel for a minute.