Cactus to Clouds (abbreviated to 4,300′)

Cactus to Clouds (abbreviated to 4,300′)

I put together this short video to document my hike up San Jacinto in Palm Springs with my brother-in-law, Mark Hoyer.  The original plan was to complete a one-way ascent from the Skyline trailhead at the Palm Springs Musuem at 450ft above sea-level, to the tram station at 8,500ft.  A late winter snow fall covered the last mile of the trek and the steepest part of the climb.  As a result, we decided to climb halfway up (to 4,300ft) and halfway down, covering just under nine miles in about six and a half hours.  Needless to say, it was hard work, but it was well worth it.