C2C vs S2S

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C2C vs S2S

Postby TahoeKine » Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:50 pm

I recently found a reference to an S2S trail that traverses up the North side of Mt SJ. Not the mountaineering route straight up Snow Creek, but starting near Snow Creek and joining the Fuller Ridge Trail. Is this a viable trail? Anyone know the stats?
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Re: C2C vs S2S

Postby Wildhorse » Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:15 pm

This sounds like the PCT, from Snow Creek to Fuller Ridge.
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Re: C2C vs S2S

Postby zippetydude » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:19 pm

I think Wildhorse is right. I had not heard of this route being called S2S before now.

Here's a great TR with lots of pics.

http://peaksforfreaks.blogspot.com/2013 ... -2012.html

It's a very nice trail with awesome views and generally some wildlife like coyotes and deer. It's even fun to do an out-and-back if you want to check out the lower stretches. The only weird part is that the PCT is paved road for the first mile.

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Re: C2C vs S2S

Postby birgezici » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:44 pm

TahoeKine wrote:


Are you referring to this hike: http://socalhikes.com/2010/08/snow-creek-to-san-jacinto/ or as Wildhorse and zippetydude mentioned and more info: http://www.mtsanjacinto.info/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5369&sid=3fa8edcfe88927e613a414e8fa6a565b

I am hopping to give it a try "Snow Creek to San Jacinto" sometimes in summer 2016 :-).
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Re: C2C vs S2S

Postby Sally » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:17 pm

I have done SC2C2B (Snow Creek to Clouds to Bar - aka tram) with Ellen twice. It is a VERY long hike that has much more variety than C2C... physically, scenically, and mentally. You get a taste of everything from mind-numbing hiking for miles with little elevation gain (the beginning) to steep stuff (from Fuller Ridge to the Peak). It is one of those hikes that I swore I would never do again, but I found myself yearning for another round. The 2nd time was very cold and windy so when we got to the junction to the Peak late in the afternoon we skipped tagging the top of San Jacinto and went straight down to the tram. I feel that I have unfinished business from my 2nd trip, so of course, I have a hankering to do it again.

To hike from the Snow Creek/PCT trailhead to San J Peak to the tram is 30 miles. You start at about1600' and the highest point is San Jacinto Peak at 10,804'. There is some loss of elevation on Fuller Ridge which you must make up for along the way. We did it in the fall because we don't enjoy hiking in the heat. Even starting at about 3:00 AM when the days are short got us back to the tram after dark. Obviously, our route required a car shuttle to get us back to our car from the tram to Snow Creek Village. Make sure you do not park IN Snow Creek Village as the residents are kind of funny about folks doing that.
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Re: C2C vs S2S

Postby birgezici » Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:56 pm

Thanks Everyone - friend and I hiked SC2C2B yesterday, it was a GREAT HIKE and WEATHER.
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Re: C2C vs S2S

Postby Sally » Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:40 pm

Wow, congrats birgezici! That is quite an accomplishment. Nice TR! It must have been cool to see all those critters, but hunters?! Yikes!

Now you have the wheels turning in my head...what is my next epic "day hike" going to be? Hmmm...
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Re: C2C vs S2S

Postby Sose » Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:01 pm

The fuller ridge can be climbed to folly peak. Lots of boulders and bushes but awesome views! Less distance but more strenuous.
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