Album: Cactus to Clouds - PS to SJ and Back
- Outdoor Adventures
- Album Date
- 2/11/2006 12:00:00 AM
- Date Added
- 1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
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Sunrise above Palm Springs on the Cactus to Clouds Trail
This spot provides an interesting perspective looking down at Palm Springs
The trail works its way up just to the right of the high point in the center of the photo
Some icy spots below Long Valley. Wasn't a problem going up but was a bit annoying on the way down.
An impressive rock formation just below the tram station
Solid (and very slippery) ice. There was ice on most of the trail from past the ranger station all the way up to Wellman Divide. Beyond Wellman Divide much of the trail was clear (due to exposure to the sun)
The exposed areas beyond Wellman Divide were clear
Trail junction at the saddle south of San Jacinto. Not much further now.
Coming down the steep part was a little tricky with tired legs and icy patches
At this point I fired up my headlamp. Didn't really want to step on rattler.