I've reached the summit of Mt. San Jacinto twice prior to this trip, but only from the Deer Springs Trail in Idyllwild, that is a very challenging on-trail trip. Our objective on this trip was quite different, it was to grab Jean Peak and Mount Marion summit via cross country navigation.
March 6, 2015 we entered the Eastern Sierrra. A short backpack hike up the closed road lead us to our first night's destination. We set up a quick camp and set off for a night hike to Lake Sabrina. The hike was fun, but almost mandatory to restore some feeling in our toes, it was surley below freezing.