The view from San Jacinto is the most sublime spectacle to be found anywhere on this earth!” – John Muir
At 10, 834 feet, San Jacinto Peak is the highest in Riverside County and one of the tallest in Southern California. It’s one of SoCal Hiker’s Six-Pack of Peaks. There are several routes to the top, including the popular trail that starts at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tram, but my favorite is the rigorous Marion Mountain Trail that starts near Idyllwild.
I took this photo on my latest trek up San Jacinto via that very trail. The skies were clear blue. There were still patches of snow on the summit. And you could see for miles in every direction.
John Muir was right. The views are a sublime spectacle.
A Note about Muir Monday
I started sharing the wisdom of John Muir on back in June, posting new quotes on Instagram and Facebook with a photo I’ve taken that supports the message. Muir had a way with words, and the Muir Monday meme has proven popular. Beginning today, I’m trying out a new approach, sharing these inspirational words here on SoCal Hiker. Each Monday you’ll find a new quote to inspire you. Please spread the word, and share with your friends on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Google+ or whatever networks you prefer.