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San Jacinto Backpack

San Jacinto Backpack

September 18, 2021 - September 19, 2021
10:00am - 8:00pm
San Jacinto Wilderness


This trip has been cancelled due the National Forest Closures in California. 

Mount San Jacinto is the second highest most prominent mountain in Southern California. It is home to magnificent granite rock faces, alpine forests, and wildflower covered meadows. Our journey begins with a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. After a short 2.5 mile hike we will set up camp and then attempt to summit. After spending the night in the wilderness will pack up and return to CSUSB.

Trip Cost     
SRWC Member: $60
Faculty, Staff, Non Enrolled CSUSB Student, and Alumni Association: $80
Affiliate: $100
Sponsored Guest: $120            

Pre-Trip Meeting / Sign Up Deadline
September 15, 2021 @ 6pm

Activity Level
4 - Epic


Day 1: After loading up our gear and food at the SRWC we will travel to the Palm Springs Aerial Tram to begin our adventure. Once to the top of the tram at 8,516 feet it's an easy 2.5 mile backpack to Round Valley to set up camp, relax, prepare for dinner and a night under the stars. 

Day 2: After a well earned rest we will wake and make breakfast and fill our water bottles we will attempt to summit 10,834 ft. Mount San Jacinto which will be 6.4 miles round trip. We will have lunch along the way and return to the Tram to head down. We plan to arrive back at CSUSB around 8pm to unpack and clean up.

Packing List


4  meals are included, starting with lunch on day 1 (1 breakfast,  2 lunches, and 1 dinner)
1 meal not included (1 dinner on day 2) 

Hygiene and Comfort
We will be carrying our all our food, shelter, clothing, water and equipment in pack weighting up to 40 lbs. We will be staying in reserved campsites. The campsites are within close proximity to vault toilets and there are NO showers. We will treat water from a nearby spring or bring enough water from CSUSB. You will have the option to share a tent with one or two people or sleep out under the cover of the stars.  Light weight tents, warm synthetic sleeping bags, foam pads and ground tarps will be provided to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep. The ground consists of soft soil.  

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