In this episode John, Gerry and I tag along with the Orange County Communications crew as they attempt their annual hike from the Palm Springs Tram up to the summit of Mt. San Jacinto.

Mt San Jacinto is located just outside of Palm Springs California. At an elevation of 10, 804 feet, Mt. San Jacinto is the crown jewel of the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains division of the San Bernardino National Forest.  It features a steep north face that drops over 8,000 vertical feet in just over three linear miles, making it one of the most dramatic views in the west.  The trail from the lower parking area to the summit climbs over eight thousand feet and according to Backpacker Magazine, is one of the toughest day hikes in the United States.  Our adventure today is a little tamer but challenging just the same.