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San Jacinto Backpack - SBC and PDC

San Jacinto Backpack - SBC and PDC

May 21, 2022 - May 22, 2022
8:00am - 8:00pm
San Jacinto Wilderness


This Trip has Been Canceled.

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 enjoy the wilderness. After spending the night in the wilderness will pack up, attempt to summit Mt San Jacinto and then return to CSUSB.

Trip Cost     
SRWC Member: $80
Faculty, Staff, Non Enrolled CSUSB Student, and Alumni Association: $106
Affiliate: $116
Sponsored Guest: $132          

Pre-Trip Meeting / Sign Up Deadline
May 17, 2022 @ 6pm

Activity Level
4 - Epic

Trip Departs From
CSUSB Student Recreation and Wellness Center at 8:00am and returns the next day at 8:00pm
Palm Desert Campus, Meet in front of Indian Wells Theater at 8:30am and returns the next day at 8:00pm


Day 1: We meet at the Palm Desert or San Bernardino Campus (you pick) to load the van and 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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Cancellation Policy 

How to Register      

This Trip has Been Canceled.