“The Sierra Club lists 100 peaks in Southern California over 5,000 feet. Two of the highest, San Jacinto and San Gorgonio, are within view of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.
At 10,834 feet, San Jacinto is the crown jewel of the San Jacinto Mountains and is part of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. These are the mountains that frame the Coachella Valley to the south and west. San Gorgonio, at 11,485 feet, is part of the San Bernardino Mountains and is now part of the newly designated Sand to Snow National Monument. It is the tall gray peak separated from us by Interstate 10 and the Banning pass…”