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Freddys27Route Climbed: SouthFork Trail Date Climbed: Summer and Winter  Sucess!
The summer hikes on this peak have been very tiring, but the terrain is very beautiful. During the winter, I had an overnighter where we camped at Dry Lake. The snow was thick, and snowshoeing the trail was fun. The night at the Lake was very tranquil; after dinner we drank beers and smoked cigars on all the ice and snow in the middle of the lake. I would like to do this one in the winter again.
Posted Mar 3, 2005 9:37 am

jefflachRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: Feb. 5th 2005  Sucess!


Beautiful weekend with very few people. My first very first summit ever. ( I just moved to San Diego from Minnesota.) I hiked up solo to around 10,000ft and set up camp. Met Don on his way down from the summit, glad the light came in handy for you Don. I then continued on and reached the summit around 6:00pm. Hiked out the next day. I'll definitely be coming back for more!!
Posted Feb 8, 2005 8:12 pm

Rick KentRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2005  Sucess!

Rick Kent

Did a successful solo dayhike up San G last March and decided to do it again even earlier in the year. Lots of snow and another long day. Brought snowshoes but never used them. Did use crampons though.
Posted Feb 7, 2005 8:35 pm

Rick KentRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2004  Sucess!

Rick Kent

My first winter climb up San G. Warm weather meant soft snow. Soft snow meant snowshoes. It was that horrid wet sticky snow that wouldn't let go. Epic day and a nice challenge.
Posted Feb 7, 2005 8:34 pm

Don NelsenRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: Feb 5th, 2005  Sucess!

Don Nelsen

Absolutely beautiful winter hike. 25 degrees at the trailhead and about 15 to 20 on top with a 25 to 30 mph wind. Major snow depth but a pretty good surface for hiking and climbing. Really surprised to find so few people on a Saturday. Followed other's tracks that caused me to have to do an extra couple hundred vertical, but no big deal. Met those three guys coming back down and chatted briefly. They said they thought it was too steep for snowshoes, which two of them had, so they did not get above about 9,800 feet, judging from their tracks. Met two other guys who had left the summit about an hour ahead of me and one guy set to camp out at the 10,000 foot level: (Jeff, thanks again for the loan of the light, it was very useful - and one heck of a good light, too!) Also, met another guy just starting out up the trail in the dark, (at about 5 past 6) who said he was going to spend a few days up there and had climbed it many times.

So, that's two campers, 3 hikers who cut the trip short and 3 summitters. Wow! - Talk about uncrowded!

Total time up 6:38, and down in 3:43. With the extra vertical, my GPS said it was 5,707 total gain and going directly up some of the ridges and down High Creek shortened the trek to 13.5 miles. I'll definitely try this one again in the summer!
Posted Feb 7, 2005 3:15 pm

brutus of wydeRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Trail Date Climbed: June 25, 1979  Sucess!

brutus of wyde

Car to summit in 2 hours 26 minutes 38 seconds. Round trip car-to-car 4 hours 33 minutes. Was married later the same day. My 38th ascent of the peak.

Posted Jan 17, 2005 8:19 pm

WRGruenerRoute Climbed: Fish Creek and Vivian Creek Date Climbed: Sometime in the 80's  Sucess!


Fish Creek was a day hike. One of my friends (6'-9" tall - size 15 shoe) wore cheap tennis shoes, his feet have never been the same since.

Vivian creek backpacking trip. Was a blast, got hassled by the same ranger twice for having a permit for another area, playing dumb saved the trip. My friends brother wore earth shoes which he says made the uphill twice as steep!
Posted Jan 14, 2005 4:35 pm

flotzillaRoute Climbed: November 17, 2003  Sucess!


vivian trail, high creek route
Posted Dec 31, 2004 6:44 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2004  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

First peak on a Nine Peaks dayhike with Glenn. I think there were more people on the summit than any other peak I've climbed, except maybe for Half Dome.
Posted Nov 18, 2004 9:53 pm

agorokhovRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: May, 2004  Sucess!
Posted Nov 15, 2004 2:20 pm

newenglandhikerRoute Climbed: South Fork Trail Date Climbed: 30 June 2001  Sucess!


another county highpoint
Posted Oct 23, 2004 8:44 pm

GlennGRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: September 5, 2004  Sucess!


Hit San G. as the first of the 9 peaks trail. Left the trailhead at 6am, had the summit by 9:30am. Nice day, came out in Angelus Oaks.
Posted Sep 21, 2004 1:21 pm

thebeave7Route Climbed: Fish Creek Date Climbed: Sept 16th, 2004  Sucess!


Climbed as the second mountain in the So Cal 8000m challenge. What a brutal day.
Posted Sep 19, 2004 6:38 pm

tahoeberneRoute Climbed: Mill Creek and Vivian Creek Date Climbed: Circa 1966 and 1970  Sucess!


The Mill Creek is another route not noted here. It is long hike. The trail starts at about 6,500 feet, so it is 5000 foot vertical gain. The Vivian Creek is much easier.
Posted Aug 13, 2004 11:33 pm

n8jojohnsonRoute Climbed: South Fork Trail / Vivian Creek Date Climbed: August 7 & December 12, 2004  Sucess!


Took South Fork Trail and stayed the night at Dry Lake View. Touched the summit and hiked back around passed Dry Lake and out through Horse Meadows. Winter climb w/ off-trail ridge traverse. Views opened up once the summit ridge was gained. Amazing in the winter.
Posted Aug 7, 2004 10:53 pm

t511aRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: Summer '97, '98, '99, '00....  Sucess!


A great way to train for longer trips. Long trail, steep for first mile or so, then a moderate hike to the summit. Leave early. Way early. It gets way hot up there.
Posted Jul 21, 2004 8:23 pm

pusdkq6eeRoute Climbed: Vivian Creel Date Climbed: July 17 2004  Sucess!


I did it for the 2 nd time. This time is tire; may be because I push too hard; I wanted to go up there earlier with my new hiking boot. BUT I STILL ENJOY IT.
Posted Jul 18, 2004 12:51 am

pusdkq6eeRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: June 19th 2004  Sucess!


It took me 12 hours to go up and down. But I didn't feel tire after that. I will go again, again.
Posted Jul 1, 2004 6:30 pm

ridgelineRoute Climbed: South Fork to Dry Lake trail Date Climbed: August 2000  Sucess!


Did this a few times as a kid to get ready for longer hikes, hasn't changed , still a death march.
Posted Jun 13, 2004 7:13 pm

Shaun MatyasRoute Climbed: The South Fork Trail Date Climbed: May 27 2003  Sucess!

Shaun Matyas

Wow, this is a long route, yet if you are planning on camping at the peak it is worth the trek, there are several rock shelters at the top and the good view of your next climb, San Jacinto.
Posted Jun 11, 2004 7:18 pm

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