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RanbozeRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: August 13, 2005  Sucess!
This trail kicked my butt good! I didn't truly appreciate the steepness until the descent. Gorgeous day on the summit, lots of people, several dogs and a couple summit campers setting up their prime viewing spots for the meteor showers.
Posted Aug 14, 2005 1:31 pm

thebeave7Route Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: 08/06/05  Sucess!

thebeave7

The mountain is almost completely snow free finally. Clouds rolled in early, but didn't really gather til early afternoon. Tagged the summit just after 12, in time to hear the first claps of thunder as we headed down. Very nice hike, the creek are incredibly green right now, water is flowing.

Eric
Posted Aug 7, 2005 4:45 pm

rgreeneRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: 23 July 2005  Sucess!

rgreene

Dayhiked starting at a late start around 10:30am with blmcclain. Was quite a long day, went from frying in the valley to near hypothermia waiting for the storm to clear up on the mountain. Around 4pm, it looked like it might clear up, but it never did. So we pumped it up to the summit at 6pm and had a long hike down in the scary dark.
Posted Jul 24, 2005 2:44 pm

blmcclainRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: 23rd July, 2005  Sucess!

blmcclain

Wow, underestimated this a bit! Didn't realize that it was a quota trail. Thanks to Bob who's ankle gave out and gave us his pass we were able to hike the trail. Made High Camp in three hours and held out there for an hour and a half waiting for the storm to pass. Headed up for the summit just after 3 pm finally reaching the top around 6 pm. Gonna have to climb this one again because the only views were from the inside of a cloud. Returned via the trail reaching the parking lot just after 11 pm with a few bump, brusies and a severly turned ankle. As always, my intrepid partner rgreene joined me on this adventure. Yes misery does love company!
Posted Jul 24, 2005 2:28 pm

Climbing WebersRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: July 16, 2005  Sucess!

Climbing Webers

An early start made for nice weather (hotter on the way down). There was still some snow after 9500 ft. Spent 8 hours hiking. Would like to try again in the winter.
Posted Jul 19, 2005 8:44 pm

soliddoctorRoute Climbed: Mineshaft then Cross Country Date Climbed: 7/9/2005  Sucess!
Mineshaft trail to the peak was mostly covered in snow. Have done S. Fork and Vivian and this is by far the best - remote, grand views and a real butt-kicker! Try it in a few weeks when the snow melts down a bit.
Posted Jul 12, 2005 3:03 pm

SkydiveKenRoute Climbed: Followed nine peaks Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!

SkydiveKen

Spent the night at Dry Lake View wondering if the tent was going to blow away. Could barly stand up on the summit. Very clear day.
Posted Jul 4, 2005 1:13 am

drewcmfRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: April 2004

drewcmf

The beginnings of the CMF lifestyle...High Creek camp.
Posted Jun 9, 2005 3:13 pm

Bob BoltonRoute Climbed: South Fork Trail / North Slopes from Dry Lake Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!

Bob Bolton

Duane and I followed Dennis Poulin's report and ascended directly up the north slopes above Dry Lake to the summit ridge. The snow was in great shape, but the wind on the summit was strong and cold. Great glissading on the descent except up high were the icy surface was less than comfortable at times. I finally got the Gorgonio monkey off my back! It was our eighth Ultra prominence peak in eight days, with one more to go the following day, Hayford Peak.
Posted Jun 7, 2005 2:31 am

Dennis PoulinRoute Climbed: South Fork Date Climbed: 13 May 2005  Sucess!

Dennis Poulin

Beautiful day, no one else on the summit. Great glissade off the summit ridge.
Posted May 17, 2005 9:56 pm

cjrandallRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: August 1993  Sucess!

cjrandall

My very first hike. An Eagle Scout buddy of mine thought it might be fun to quickly run up to the top of this mountain. Living in the Temecula area, he thought it would be no problem to drive up to the trailhead, hike to the summit, and get back to Temecula in time for me to work a 6 hour shift that evening. Boy, was he WRONG!

We did pretty well getting to the summit, but I was expectedly VERY tired. I had no idea that the climbing would be as difficult as it was.

We lost the trail about 3 miles from the trailhead, and bushwhacked. It was precarious, and we resorted to following a small creekbed that we knew would eventually empty into Vivian Creek. We reached the end of the creek as it dumped some 300 feet over a cliff to Vivian Creek below! We fortunately found a very steep but negotiable trail to skid down on our butts and about a mile hike up Vivian Creek back to our car.

This hike got me excited about hiking, and later in the month we hiked up in the Sierra Nevada.
Posted May 12, 2005 1:12 pm

Freddys27Route Climbed: South Fork, Dollar Lake Date Climbed: April 30, 2005
We were on fresh trail the whole way past South Fork Meadows. It was difficult travel; too slushy for crampons but icy in spots, too steep for snow shoes. It was really fun, but the effort it required kept us from summiting. I guess we should have followed all the foot steps to Dry Lake, but we still had a good adventure on a great day.
Posted May 2, 2005 8:05 pm

DebRoute Climbed: South Fork into somewhere and across Jepson Peak Date Climbed: 5 April o5  Sucess!

Deb

Hadn't considered climbing Gorgonio but it's been staring me in the face for a week, so I planned a day hike as far as I could go from the South Fork Trail to Dollar Lake (?) until 1430 and I'll be damned, I summitted the thing! Ended up sandwiched on the north side between Gorgonio, Jepson and Little Charlton. Front-pointed to summit of Jepson to cut time and it was exhilerating glissading back down. Snow was great, waaay too much sunshine, my face is fried, a blister bloodied and thankfully I had an hour's worth of obscenities stored up for the trek from Jepson's to Gorgonio summit. What a slog! Why do I do these things solo?!

What's with the cables on Gorgonio summit? And which hump is the true summit? I stood on all of them just to be safe. :) Someone needs to replace the Jepson sign too. (I didn't break it)
Posted Apr 6, 2005 2:20 pm

Zhenya77Route Climbed: Via the Jepson Peak Summit Date Climbed: March 27, 2005  Sucess!

Zhenya77

From the summit of the Jepson Peak I traversed along the ridge untill I reached the summit of the San Gorgonio
Posted Apr 5, 2005 8:05 pm

bechttRoute Climbed: Various Date Climbed: Summer 89, 90  Sucess!

bechtt

Climbed about dozen times while living in Redlands
Posted Mar 12, 2005 2:21 pm

theronmoonRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: 11/93  Sucess!

theronmoon

ran into a bear on the way down, he ran one way i the other.
Posted Mar 4, 2005 9:52 am

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!

jefflach

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

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