Backpacking - October 2012

Start Date: Saturday, October 20th, 2012 5:45 AM
End Date: Sunday, October 21st, 2012 4:00 PM
Meeting Point for Drop-off and Pickup: Carmenita Middle School
Location: Mt. San Jacinto S.P., Round Valley
Forms Needed: Permission Slip
Coordinator: Anjali Atkins, Vasantha Sripathi
Cost: $40 per scout / $30 per adult (cost including Aerial Tram ride)
Last Date to Signup: Sept 24, 2012
Things to bring: backpacking-checklist

Park Office Telephone:
(951) 659-2607


Join us for a challenging backpacking and camping trip to the Mt. San Jacinto.

  • Aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tram, World's largest rotating tramcars
  • Enjoy a short (2.1 miles), scenic hike in the Mt. San Jacinto S.P. to the picturesque Round Valley (Fairly level trails, short climbs, moderately strenuous)
  • Camp in a designated remote wildness campsite Round Valley
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft on Saturday hike.
  • Elevation Loss: 600 ft on Sunday hike.
  • Enjoy the nature and have a great backpacking experience.


5:45 AM Meet at Carmenita
6:30 AM Leave
9:00 AM Arrive @ Palm Springs
9:10 AM Distribute food, equipment and restroom break
10:00 AM Take the Tram
11:00 AM Start Hike (Philmont crew hikes separate)
12:30 PM Lunch @ Trail
2:00 PM Arrive @ Campsite
2:15 PM Setup Camp (Philmont crew to leave tents)
3:00 PM Downtime / Fill Water
4:00 PM Philmont crew arrives back from their hike
4:30 PM Cooking
6:00 PM Clean-up / Bear Bag
9:00 PM Lights out
6:00 AM Wakeup
6:30 AM Breakfast
7:30 AM Cleanup / Tent Down / Pack
9:00 AM Police line
9:30 AM Leave
11:30 AM Arrive @ Tram station
12:00 PM Lunch @ Café
1:30 PM Tram Down
2:00 PM Leave Palm Springs
4:00 PM Arrive @ Carmenita
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