San Jacinto Peak, Folly Peak, Jean Peak, Marion Mountain

16 June 1988

By: Patty Kline


Leaders: Craig Estes, Patty Kline

It was warm when we met at 7:30AM at Humber Park in Idyllwild. We were a group of six including the leaders. We trucked up the 4,000 feet gain to the base of San Jacinto. We dropped our packs to get San Jacinto. There must have been 30 people on the summit who had taken the tram. Priscilla Libby, whom we saw on the trail, said Bobcat, Stag and Nami Brown, Joe Young, Sue Palmer and some other names that skip my mind were getting these four peaks in one day. Our paths never crossed because they came via the tram. After getting Folly Peak from another pack drop down the trail to Little Round Valley, we went down there to camp.

The next morning we left early for Jean Peak and Marion Mountain hiding our packs again near San Jacinto. We all had lunch on top of Marion.

We were back down to the cars a little after 5PM. Nancy Puftan of our group (a six-time Iron-man Triathalon finisher and ultra-marathon runner) invited us to her cabin in Idyllwild. We were going to cook a dinner there, but because of the time factor, decided on a Mexican restaurant. The other backpackers were Greg Wanish, Bill Gray, and Keats Hayden.

This was a real workout with 6,000 feet of gain and 25 miles in two days with all peaks just above 10,000 feet.


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