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San Jacinto C2C2C

Postby JsinDeAZ » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:54 pm

Has anyone done this? Seems like everyone does C2C2T (tram). I'm tentatively planning C2C2C Oct. 29 and wondered who here has done it.

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Re: San Jacinto C2C2C

Postby Patinator » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:55 am

Instead of the super crowded tram route, I went via the Marion Mountain Trailhead near Idyllwild. This is the most direct route and you will gain 4,800 feet over 6 miles if my memory serves me right. If you are lucky, you might not see anyone on that route. Before you go make sure that this route is open or the tram is operating. The perform maintainence on both from time to time.

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Re: San Jacinto C2C2C

Postby bonehead » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:53 pm

JsinDeAZ wrote: C2C2T (tram). C2C2C

I have lots of experience on San Jacinto, but I have no idea what these terms of yours mean.
If you mean non tram use routes, there are many.
Although the tram route is a once in a lifetime great experience.
And it is the best winter trailhead in the country. (Personal Opinion)
Kind of a Disneyland meets the peaks thing!

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Re: San Jacinto C2C2C

Postby bj » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:16 pm

I've done C2C a half dozen times and I've run up and down the lower 2 or 3 miles of the trail several times. The last 8k of descent will be brutal! I'd want to be below 6k before it gets dark. The incline eases up there and the trail will be easier to follow. Don't know why you'd want to do that, but be safe and enjoy!
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Re: San Jacinto C2C2C

Postby JsinDeAZ » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:08 pm

C2C2C - Cactus to Clouds to Cactus. I added the tram variant based on where most people stopped on the descent to catch a ride.

bonehead wrote:
JsinDeAZ wrote: C2C2T (tram). C2C2C

I have lots of experience on San Jacinto, but I have no idea what these terms of yours mean.
If you mean non tram use routes, there are many.
Although the tram route is a once in a lifetime great experience.
And it is the best winter trailhead in the country. (Personal Opinion)
Kind of a Disneyland meets the peaks thing!
Last edited by JsinDeAZ on Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: San Jacinto C2C2C

Postby nyker » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:56 pm

I did this route: (Starting from Tram, but was awesome!)

http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=9789&parmuser=nyker&cpgm=tripuser

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Re: San Jacinto C2C2C

Postby traildawg » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:42 pm

JsinDeAZ, did you make it? I've been contemplating it myself, but wondering about whether it's too late this season to try.

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Re: San Jacinto C2C2C

Postby JsinDeAZ » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:35 am

Yes, we finally made it out a few weeks ago. Started at the gallery. Route finding can be a bit tricky on the way up. Trails seem to shoot off everywhere. We got to the top of the peak and hiked back the 5 miles and took the tram down. Thankfully we hitched a ride with a guy from San Diego back to our car. Then we drove back to AZ that night. I would think Oct/Nov would be good for this hike. I'll take cold up top to hot on the way up any day. Not much to shield you from direct sun on the way up. I may go back next Fall and to the full C2C2C to redeem myself.
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Re: San Jacinto C2C2C

Postby steelfrog » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:03 am

nyker wrote:I did this route: (Starting from Tram, but was awesome!)

http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=9789&parmuser=nyker&cpgm=tripuser


Aesome pics!

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