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WoundedKneeVivian Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010


Nice hike...took 8 hours. Being a sea-level guy, definitely felt the thin air up top.
Posted Aug 9, 2010 7:03 am

cp0915Vivian Creek   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2010


With DB. Pretty peak.
Posted Jul 27, 2010 2:54 pm

MoapaPkVarious lumps  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2010


Went up S Fork, down Dollar Lake Saddle, over Jepson, Little and regular-sized Charlton. Nice flowers, and ... different. I'm amazed those three small subsidiary peaks have register boxes (though most are vandalized).

If San Antonio is Old Baldy, San Gorgonio should be Old Lumpy. The South Fork Trail takes forever to get to the point.
Posted Jul 12, 2010 4:21 am

kk6yb4th of July  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010


We hiked up the Fish Creek trail, camped at Mineshaft Flats and then hiked to the summit on Saturday. Still have several large snow fields to cross on the trail between Mineshaft Flats and the summit. If we had known we could have turned off the trail before the last snow field and gone direct to the summit, that snow was steep and slippery.
Posted Jul 10, 2010 2:09 pm

heuschele3 Peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010
Climbed San Gorgonio, Grinnell Mountain, and Lake Peak via Fish Creek. Beautiful day, but water was a little sparse.
Posted Jul 5, 2010 8:44 pm

tdoughtyOnce Again!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2010


Solo hike Vivian Creek. Well I guess solo is not the right term as there were plenty of others on the trail. Lots of snow from high creek camp onwards. Took me 9 hours up and 6 down. Ugh!
Posted Jun 15, 2010 10:46 am

DebSki Descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2010


With Jepson's North Couloir as an ascent, we took the fun way down on skis in the Big Draw. Awesome long line with terrific views!
Posted Jun 9, 2010 11:30 am

mrchad9Camped on Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 28, 2006


First climbed as a snow trip in May 2005 and had just a great time, I got it into my head that it'd be cool to camp on an 11,000 ft summit in January.

Well, we did and it was great conditions until we got to the summit, so windy we could barely walk and we got no sleep at all. Couldn't wait until morning. Guess all those windmills below us should have been a clue. Wouldn't trade it for anything though.
Posted May 9, 2010 4:22 am

kevin trieubest Socal training  Sucess!

kevin trieu

did a bunch of times year round from different trailheads
Posted May 5, 2010 7:16 pm

ApexrockVivian Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2007


First time doing any sort of summit climb. Had been asking my Dad to take me sometime, was exhausted afterward but had a lot fun.
Posted May 4, 2010 5:43 pm

EManBevHillsWind Blown  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2010


Unexpectedly gusty above 10,750'. Cached the skis there (wisely) and struggled to keep standing all the way to the summit. Had a nice trip down, though!
Posted May 4, 2010 3:29 pm

therockimageDelayed entry!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2007


I have made this trip over twenty times using the Vivian Creek trail, and every time I get to the top I always say "..I think I'll try one of the other trails next time...". This was my son's first trip so I thought it would be a good idea to introduce him to switchbacks!!
Posted Mar 23, 2010 8:15 pm

DustyDeb9First Summit  Sucess!


This is the first mountain my dad took me to climb. Made it up for the first time when I was 12. Look for the glow bugs in the summer months.
Posted Jan 27, 2010 2:14 am

mtncorgAnother up Vivian Creek  Sucess!


Dayhiked to the top via Vivian Creek, but have also backpacked in from Dollar Lake. Great way to get some exercise and get out of the smog. First experience with Ticketron for a backcountry campsite ;-]
Posted Jan 14, 2010 11:10 pm

harryquachFun Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2003


Had mild AMS near the summit, came from sea level
Posted Dec 29, 2009 11:25 am

wyopeakMikecamped on top once  Sucess!


I went to the top eight times when I lived in SoCal. I always remember camping on top with my dad when I was 15 in 1981. Right as the sun was going down, some other camper stood on the highest rocks and was playing a flute with the sun behind him. Kind of a mystical 60's type moment.
Posted Dec 5, 2009 4:43 pm

Princess ButtercupWith Jepson.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2008

Princess Buttercup

Traverse from Jepson, then back down into the Big Draw.
Posted Nov 30, 2009 11:11 pm

cdewhurstcdewhurst  Sucess!


Climbed this three times as a training excercise for Whitney and Shasta. Good 18 miles route all on trail. Top has beautiful views but has been very windy each time.
Posted Sep 21, 2009 5:32 pm

cabGood for Training  Sucess!


Climbed many times in the summer as it's great for training. Would like to do it in winter this year.
Posted Aug 31, 2009 3:33 pm

whitneyhiker09Training for Mt. Whitney  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2009


We made it to the top of San Gorgonio yesterday via Vivian Creek trail. This is a great trail to train on for Mt. Whitney. I was hoping someone could confirm the round trip mileage for me as our Garmin GPS showed the total miles being a little over 18. But the trail descriptions show it as only being 16 miles round trip. We started measuring from when we left the parking lot and then up the road to cross over the river bed/wash.
Posted Aug 24, 2009 1:07 pm

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