University Peak (13,579′) via Northwest Ridge (Class-3 Scramble)

University Peak is a 13,579-foot (4,139-meter) peak located in the Sierra Nevada of California. Named after the University of California, it dominates the north end of Center Basin. It is an even more impressive sight from the north, rising above Onion Valley as an awe-inspiring wall of furrowed silver granite … Continue reading…

Mount San Jacinto (10,834′) via Marion Mountain Trail (Class-2 Scramble)

  Mount San Jacinto is a 3,302-meter (10,834-foot) peak in the San Jacinto Mountains of southern California. It constitutes the highest point of the San Jacinto Mountains, forming the northern tip of the lengthy Peninsular Ranges that stretch down into Baja California. It is the sixth most prominent mountain in … Continue reading…