Day 15: San Jacinto and Fuller’s Ridge

Date: April 24, 2017
Miles: Ended at 193.6

“I like being near the top of a mountain. One can’t get lost here.”  ~ Wisława Szymborska

Today was fantastic. I slept horribly last night (I still haven’t figured out how to get a good night’s sleep in a tent, so I’m always a little sleep deprived out here) but I woke up feeling good and my legs and lungs were ready to climb the rest of the way from Little Round Meadow campground to the top of Mt. San Jacinto. This detour off of the PCT was worth it. The morning was clear and the views stretched for miles. 

The hut just below the peak.
View from inside the hut.

We made our way down the mountain, rejoined the PCT and headed down Fuller’s Ridge. We had heard a lot about snow covering the trail most of the way and that it would be difficult to do without microspikes, but the stretches of snow that we encountered were not a problem and we were able to pick our way down without using them.

John and Paul, admiring the view.

I named this Armadillo Rock.

As 5 pm rolled around and we reached the campsite for the evening, clouds started rolling over the ridge toward us and the wind became very insistent.  I had my first-ever opportunity to set up a tent in a wind tunnel and it didn’t collapse on me, so I guess I did ok!

We’ll use the facilities elsewhere…

2 Replies to “Day 15: San Jacinto and Fuller’s Ridge”

  1. Loving reading about your journey – really great to see you getting it done. Congrats & good luck for the remainder

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