With our business running off the robots for Black Friday Shannon and I were able to quietly escape our workshop and drive up to Humber Park in Idyllwild, CA. Humber Park is the base for a spiderweb of trails just under 3 miles away. Once you’re on trail you can see the epic mountain you’re about to hike up.
The first 2 miles of the trail were busy with other wanderers, many of which had turned around or ran out of water. The constant switch backs are awesome but dont get stuck looking at these view because they’re only 15% as awesome as the many views from the top.
Our goal was to take Devils Slide to Saddle Back Junction and then on to the peak. The junction is just that and theres no speakeasy there. BYOB
The view from the Taqhuitz peak is definitely epic. We could see clear to the ocean and most of the Inland Empire cities. There’s an “antique” fire lookout at the top but its locked up, you can still climb to the top and await a breath taking sunset.
The peak sits at a shy 8,846 ft above sea level. We were worried about the elevation effecting us or the dog, but afterwards we didn’t feel much resistance. It’s a great hike but its crowded. Several other happy hikers were with us on the mountain, we saw nothing but smiles for miles. We WILL BE BACK!