Skyline Trail from the Tram's Mountain Station down to the 2nd Rescue Box and back (reverse hike) --Palm Springs Search & Rescue Mission - Water and Supplies Delivery
- Duration: Around 6 hours depending on pace/# of breaks
- Difficulty: WARNING -- VERY STRENUOUS! (going back up to the Tram) -- Total Elevation change: About 3200ft in 3.3 miles
- Distance: 6.6 miles round trip
- Pace: Slow Downward / Very Slow Upward -- NOTE! FOR FIT HIKERS ONLY!
- Location/Meeting Place: Tram's Valley Station at 9am
Hike Leader: David Stewart Email click here
This is your opportunity to be a part of the Palm Springs Mounted Police Search and Rescue mission. Therefore, you will be asked to carry 2, small (1 pint) bottles of water. The trail to Rescue Box #2 is part of the infamous Skyline Trail (which begins at the Palm Springs Art Museum and ends at the Tram's Mountain Station!) As we descend from the Tram's Mountain Station, the forested area will be the norm until about 2 miles down. Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City and beyond as part of the expanse of Coachella Valley will be evident as well. Along the way we'll see unusual rock formations and a variety of vegetation.
After we all unload the water bottles and other supplies from our packs and insert them in the Rescue Box #2, there will be break/rest stop around/near the box. The views are nice in that area.
Rest / breaks will be along the way as well.
To read about the important rescue boxes which were installed in 2010, go to https://www.pe.com/2010/09/20/emergency-boxes-installed-to-aid-lost-hikers-on-mt-san-jacinto/ OR go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWtTFWl4NY4
IMPORTANT: Please wear appropriate hiking boots. Bring plenty of water (2 liters or more recommended), snacks, a hat (or sunscreen), a jacket/layer (it might be cool or, it could be warm), and a wonderful attitude. Thanks. Also, pets are not allowed.
Hiking Requirements: You will need to be in good physical condition for this hike. Click here for more information.
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Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.
You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.