Manzanita, Ice and Clouds, Mt. San Jacinto Wilderness

FORM AND DESIGN
Manzanita, Ice and Clouds, Mt. San Jacinto Wilderness

Ice from a wet spring storm coats the gnarled limbs of a dead Manzanita on the southern slopes of 10,804 ft. Mt. San Jacinto. More...








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FORM AND DESIGN, Manzanita, Ice and Clouds, Mt. San Jacinto Wilderness

Ice from a wet spring storm coats the gnarled limbs of a dead Manzanita on the southern slopes of 10,804 ft. Mt. San Jacinto. The cloud layer in the background extends to the Pacific Ocean.

The Mt. San Jacinto State Park and adjacent San Jacinto Wilderness encompass approximately 50,000 acres of granite-studded peaks, meadows, and forests. Several summits top out above 10,000 ft. and much of this splendid wilderness is above 8000 ft.

The area is interlaced with a excellent network of trails, and transited by the Pacific Crest Trail. A popular point of access is the Palm Springs Tram. The technical rock climbing areas Tahquitz Rock and Suicide Rock are located near the area's southern boundary, near the town of Idyllwild.

This black & white photo was taken at the summit hut near the top of Mt. San Jacinto.


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