Album: San Jacinto (4x) - Snow Creek (1x)


Category
Outdoor Adventures
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Album Date
5/20/2006 12:00:00 AM
Date Added
1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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5/19/2006 7:41:21 PM
Shot from the day prior 
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5/20/2006 5:19:21 AM
This racoon was completely oblivious to our presence 
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5/20/2006 5:21:18 AM
Snow Creek (easy to cross) 
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5/20/2006 5:28:11 AM
This is the low ridge that is essentially the start of the route 
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5/20/2006 5:32:47 AM
The service road just below the ridge 
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5/20/2006 5:41:33 AM
Large water tank near the caretaker's residence 
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5/20/2006 5:41:54 AM
 
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5/20/2006 6:01:04 AM
 
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5/20/2006 6:03:11 AM
Some huge boulders in our path 
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5/20/2006 6:04:48 AM
 
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5/20/2006 6:15:51 AM
Looking down at the water tank and the caretaker's residence 
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5/20/2006 6:18:11 AM
I think I have a burr in my sock 
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5/20/2006 6:21:55 AM
Routefinding through the boulders proved slightly challenging 
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5/20/2006 6:23:28 AM
 
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Things got easier once we gained the top of the ridge and moved to the right side 
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5/20/2006 6:28:18 AM
 
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5/20/2006 6:56:38 AM
On our way to the plateau and "isthmus". The snow tongue can be seen in the distance 
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5/20/2006 6:56:43 AM
 
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There is a large waterfall to the left of the isthmus (Falls Creek Falls) 
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Falls Creek Falls 
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Falls Creek Falls 
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The "isthmus" 
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The worst of the brush begins just after passing the isthmus. Your only hope is to carefully look for the ducked route. 
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Snow Creek Falls 
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5/20/2006 9:13:52 AM
Where's that rattling sound coming from? 
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Don't step here 
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Snow Creek Falls 
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This is the giant chockstone that blocks the route around 5700 feet. To the right is a substantial waterfall. 
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5/20/2006 10:57:20 AM
 
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5/20/2006 11:00:48 AM
Rick and I have a look at the class 5 route 
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Looking down. There's a bit of exposure here. 
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Will that work? Maybe not. 
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One last look at the class 5 section 
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We'll try this class 3/4 route instead 
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Looking down at the giant chockstone 
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5/20/2006 12:43:44 PM
Oh my. This is gonna take some time. 
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5/20/2006 12:46:35 PM
 
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First fragment of the snow tongue. A few minutes on the snow and then it's back to scrambling. 
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The snow resembled a glacier complete with holes and crevasses 
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I got stuck here on this small shelf for awhile 
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Back to scrambling 
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The next piece of the snow tongue was longer. We put on crampons at this point. 
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The snow tongue was continuous from this point on 
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San Gorgonio 
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San Gorgonio 
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At this point we were presented with 4 chutes to choose from. We chose the second one from the left. 
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Getting closer 
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Will this ever end? 
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Not far from the summit ... but not a minute to spare 
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I race to the top with as much speed as I can muster 
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Made it! 
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Ok, 20 seconds is long enough. It's time to go! 
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Trail junction 
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I raced down from the summit to catch up with Rick 
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5/20/2006 7:42:33 PM
Wellman Divide. 7:42pm. 78 minutes left until the last tram departs. 
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5/20/2006 7:56:23 PM
Round Valley trail junction. 7:56pm. 64 minutes until the last tram leaves. Plenty of time ... I hope. 
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8:36pm at the base of the walkway up to the tram station. 
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5/20/2006 8:47:22 PM
 
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8:47pm. Just a few minutes before the last tram down. We made it! 
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5/21/2006 11:08:42 AM
Parting shots from the following day 
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5/21/2006 11:09:11 AM
San Jacinto - North Face 5/21/06 
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5/21/2006 11:11:08 AM
 
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Falls Creek Falls 
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Park by this utility building 
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Turn left here onto Falls Creek road 
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Falls Creek Road (just before the village). Follow this shortly to a fork. Take the left fork and in about 100 feet you'll reach the locked gate. 
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Snow Creek Village sign and the PCT 
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The PCT comes up right in front of the village 
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Here's the locked gate on the paved road that leads up to the water tank and the caretaker's residence. 
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The signs at the gate say no trespassing but there is a PCT trail marker with an arrow pointing straight ahead. What's the deal?