• Tue, October 01, 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Mt. San Jacinto State Park
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Namaste in Shangri-La

Hike & Yoga in the Mt. San Jacinto Wilderness

Join us for our end of summer power hike and yoga/meditation workshop in the pristine forest of the San Jacinto Wilderness.  Whereas these 2 sessions are open to all levels, from first timer to advanced, please be advised that we'll set a moderate-level hiking pace throughout the day, with few stops, particularly in the morning, as we make our way along the Round Valley Loop (3.8 miles total).  

We’ll take the 10:00 am Palm Springs Tram up to the trailhead (8,500 feet elevation) and proceed at a brisk pace past Hidden Divide up to our first destination : our yoga mats in full view of the peak.   Karen Salgado, one of the Desert's leading yoga instructors, will lead us through a 60 minute yoga session.  Following a brief snack, we'll continue our journey back down and around Round Valley to our next destination : our Chakra cleanse and meditation workshop in the dramatic Shangri-La area.  Karen will conduct this session as well.   Be aware that accessing this area will require some (brief) off-trail hiking and boulder scrambling.  After our meditation, we'll hang out a bit, re-group, and then make our way back to the tram for an expected departure between 2:30 - 4:00 pm.

Tickets for the Tram:  $26.95 Adult $24.95 Senior. Summer and Annual passes available. Recommend purchasing online at least a day before the event as tickets sell out. If advance tickets are not available, arrive early by 9:15 to line up to purchase  walk up ticket for 10 am tram. $8 parking fee waived for pass holders and local residents.  Our tram departure is 10 AM. Purchase tickets here: Palm Springs Tram Tickets 

What you need to bring - essentials:

  • Yoga mat
  • Small plastic tarp to put your yoga mat on (avoid sticky pine sap, pebbles and stray ants
  • Hand wipes (in case of sticky pine sap)
  • Appropriate clothing 
  • Appropriate hiking boots/shoes
  • Sun protection
  • Backpack/knapsack big enough to carry everything in
  • Snacks and water (three quarts)
  • Adventurous spirit

NOTE:  This is a moderate hike with some off-trail bouldering. Open-toe shoes of any kind are not  allowed.  All hikers must have a knapsack big enough to store their yoga mat, their plastic mat and other supplies needed for the day.  Hikers must be able to use both hands (and/or hiking poles) while on the trail at all times - no exceptions.

Contact Hike Leader: Mike Seay  Email click here

Space is limited. Please register to reserve a spot, sign the electronic waiver, and receive any last-minute updates. No refunds unless there is a waitlist.

Weather: Expect temperature  20 to 30 degrees cooler that the valley.

Inclement weather may cancel

Map Locations:Palm Springs Tramway Parking

Health Problems/allergies  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike. 

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