Fifteen of us rode the tram from the desert station, 2600', to the mountain station, 8615'. We then dropped down to the ranger station, 8516' where we got our permit.
About a half hour on the trail, I appointed two leaders to go ahead with six others as the fast team and meet the rest of us at the peak for lunch. We stopped at Round Valley for a drink where we had the great pleasure of seeing a couple of coyotes. When we arrived at Wellman's Divide, I met an old friend of mine, a co-founder of the Mt. San Jacinto Natural History Association.
The view from Wellman's Divide was wonderful. We could see Lily Rock, Tahquitz Peak, Red Tahquitz, Sheep, Martinez, Santa Rosa, and Rabbit Peak. What a great sight.
After lunch, I recited my poem about San Jac and I must say we had a great day.