Tahquitz Peak

Tahquitz Peak, also known simply as Tahquitz, is the high point of a granite outcropping in the San Jacinto Mountains that forms the south side of the bowl within which sits the town of Idyllwild. This 8,832' peak holds a 75 year-old fire lookout tower and features panoramic views from Palm Springs to Anza Borrego …

May Summary

Looking east from the slopes of Telegraph PeakDuring the month of May, I hiked 91.7 Miles and gained 17,960'. I spent 41 hours and 33 minutes on the trails, and I burnt off about 15,050 calories doing so. While May is warmer than April, and, at least this year, much dryer, the temperature change allows …

Tahquitz Valley

Tahquitz Valley lies nestled beneath Tahquitz Peak in a relatively flat area of the San Jacinto Mountains. This area showcases the meadows, mixed-conifer forests, and granite boulders that make so many hikers liken the San Jacintos to the Sierra Nevadas. It's relatively easy to tack on Tahquitz Peak, provided the view is clear enough to …

Spitler and Apache Peaks

Spitler and Apache Peaks are two prominent bumps standing at 7,500' on the Desert Divide, which includes the southern portion of the San Jacinto Mountain range. This portion of the range gets its name from the fact that it separates two distinct desert environments contained in the Coachella Valley and the Anza Valley.Distance: 13.1 milesElevation …