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jasonhurst21Vivian Creek - epic day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2015
Second attempt, made it to the summit. My friend and I got our permit at 8:00 and started on the trail at 8:45am. Made it back to the car in the dark around 8:15pm. 11.5 hours - the last 4 hours were a brutal slog down.

We did save some time by putting on crampons and going directly up the snowy headwall after High Creek. I would have worn trail running shoes instead of mountaineering boots next time. Hardly any snow other than this section and the summit.
Posted Mar 23, 2015 1:04 am

jrnewmannVivian Creek Solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2014


Fun day hike, cruised up in a couple of hours. Solo hike=haul ass for me, only saw one other person (the guy who climbs it every tuesday morning). Felt good to cross this one off the list.
Posted Mar 16, 2015 4:07 pm

IronHikerVivian Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2013


Day hike from Vivian Creek. I think it is one of the best trainers for Mt. Whitney.
Posted Mar 3, 2015 4:01 pm

Ian CulhaneRan out of time
Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2013

Ian Culhane

Attempted from Vivian Creek; we had originally planned to overnight it, but didn't have permits. We got a late start and only got to around 10,000 feet (snow level was about 9000'), but still a great hike.
Posted Jan 23, 2015 3:59 am

charitydominicMany visits, only one sign in  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2010


I've done this peak too many times to even count but I better sign it in just once. Summit registers shouldn't be this easy to reach :) Love this peak, trying not to wear it out. I like the dayhike version best.
Posted Oct 30, 2014 7:10 pm



I hiked to the top of it twice. Once in 2006 with a friend and the other time in 2008 alone. Both times from Vivian Creek. In 2006 it took us the whole day. Got down to the car by 10 pm although we started really early in the morning (almost dark). Too much blah, blah...In 2008, it took me 8 hours round trip. It seems that it is better to go alone. :-)
Posted Oct 9, 2014 8:10 pm

davidoLong Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013


It was a long day...but well worth it!
Posted Sep 11, 2014 2:32 am

spapagiannisWonderful Experience  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2014


Hiked to the summit solo via Vivian Creek, began under the stars just before daybreak and finished under a nearly-full glowing moon right after a fiery red sunset - both sunrise and sunset oddly occurring at the exact same spot on the trial during ascent and descent, respectively. Completely new forest/mountain territory for me, really wanted to take my time with this one and savor it.

It was such a great experience, everything seen on this hike is what I've missed and longed for when hiking the LA mountains further west - this one reminded me of hiking in the Sierras. The summit and summit approach were considerably windy but nice and quiet. The up isn't too bad aside from the sneaky false summits hiding out of view until right when you think you made it to the top. Descent was long - or rather, its easy to forget how long it was during the ascent! I was considered visiting Jepson Peak as well, though with my leisurely pace it wasn't in the cards this time.
Posted Sep 6, 2014 3:17 am

xbaghattwelve ultraprom  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2014


Posted Aug 21, 2014 4:26 pm

ScottWhitneyBoundHighest hike for me to date  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2014


A group of seven of us all made it to the top and back via the Vivian Creek Trail.
Posted Aug 10, 2014 1:06 pm

wanderingnategreat day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2014


Hiked the Fish Creek route. Great day hike. Somewhat strenuous. Trail's in good condition. Took about 8 hours. Great views!
Posted Jul 15, 2014 10:07 pm

kjlineman83South Fork Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2014


2nd time to the summit. Last time was in the snow so this was a lot different than last time. Be ready to bring enough water as there is none really to speak of.
Posted Jun 23, 2014 8:48 pm

jdw10Vivian Creek TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2014


Great trip to summit San Gorgonio. Amazing sky with a 8:30pm summit time!
Posted Jun 16, 2014 4:12 pm

kk6yb9 peaks challenge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2014


Last peak in 9 peak challenge done over Memorial Day weekend. Beautiful weather at the top, a few patches of snow still left around. I completed 7 of the 9 peaks, my wife did 8 of them and 2 of our friends each did 7. Limber Pine Spring was still flowing (we camped there first night). Trip video here: http://youtu.be/-29-ObWUHMk
Posted May 31, 2014 9:41 pm

Scott PierceSon's First Big Hike  Sucess!

Scott Pierce

With my son and his Boy Scout troop. Good hike.
Posted Apr 15, 2014 1:38 pm

BenStone Awesome for SoCal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2003


Great climb with my father!
Posted Feb 10, 2014 2:11 am

Ted BauerTough Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2013

Ted Bauer

3rd time I have been up this mountain, and it had to be the most difficult one. In the past I have always just did the climb in one day. This time we camped and had to a haul way too much stuff.
Posted Dec 3, 2013 7:14 pm

JeremiahJohnsonSEEING TRAILS  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2013
Led a group of 10 hikers from the SEEING TRAILS HIKE GANG as an overnight backpacking trip via the South Fork Trail. We went a few days after San G received it's earliest snow fall on record and during the Government shut down. Given these obstacles, everything went very smoothly and even the completely unexperienced had no issues on the trail at all. Amazing.
Posted Oct 28, 2013 12:51 am

PastorronHarder than Whitney in a day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011


This was one of our last training hikes to prepare for Mt. Whitney in a day and I thought that this peak via Vivian Creek was harder than Whitney in a day. The summit was incredible, however. We got buzzed by a glider which was really cool.
Posted Oct 6, 2013 1:08 am

HohnikerVivian  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2013


Long day. Summit plateau seemed to go on forever.
Posted Sep 25, 2013 6:45 pm

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