Good Snow, Great Weather on Mt. San Jacinto

Drainage below Tamarack Valley

If you were going to pick the most pleasant conditions possible to ski San Jacinto Peak (10,834′), today’s weather would be hard to top. The midday temperature on the summit of the peak was around 40-45 degrees. Winds were light, and it was pull-up-your-sleeves warm — but not broiling — most of the way up the peak.

There was still a lot of untracked snow from last week’s storm, and overall the snow conditions were very good, especially on the steeper, sun warmed slopes southeast of the summit, and in the trees lower on the peak. Here are a few additional photos. Click for a larger image and description:

Cornell Peak Above Tamarack Valley

East Ridge of Mt. San Jacinto

Below Summit of Mt. San Jacinto