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kabernicolaRoute Climbed: South fork Date Climbed: may first 2005  Sucess!

kabernicola

Icredible amount of snow on the mountain, altough it was may. We overnight at dollar lake completly frozen. We were alone over there, It was magic
Posted Jan 31, 2006 3:01 pm

peakbagerRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: June 1998  Sucess!

peakbager

It is a steep climb up this trail, But it is worth it .

Climbed it in 11 hours.
Posted Jan 19, 2006 10:09 pm

Smith93Route Climbed: Vivian Creek Trail Date Climbed: June 23, 2002  Sucess!

Smith93

Very long day and I hated that damned Vivian Creek Trail. I even got altitude sickness when we got to camp. But the next day we got up and climbed up to the top and then all the way back out to the cars which was an even longer day than the day we hiked in. Great views on top though and the highest point in Southern California!
Posted Jan 2, 2006 3:50 am

Smith93Route Climbed: Angelus Oaks to Vivian Creek along the Nine Peaks trail Date Climbed: June 29, 2003  Sucess!

Smith93

Fourth peak of 4 climbed that day and the last of the "Nine Peaks" climbed on the trip. Ended up spending the night on top and it was the windiest night I've ever spent anywhere. Great trip to do though, I highly recommend it to anyone interested in a 3 day backpacking trip in the local mountains.
Posted Dec 31, 2005 8:28 pm

erockRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Trail Date Climbed: 12-21-2005  Sucess!

erock

I made the summit today. This was my first attempt. Hurray! Ascent took 4hrs 15min, descent the same time. I'm not sure how that happened. Anyway, I hope this is a gateway for many more memorable hikes in the future (San Jacinto looked very tempting from the summit today). But now, I just want to go to bed.
Posted Dec 22, 2005 1:07 am

RileywynaRoute Climbed: Vivian creek..I think Date Climbed: 2001  Sucess!

Rileywyna

Attempted a one day snow shoe winter ascent. It was a long day and we didn't come close making it.

Well we would have been at least another 2 hours.
Posted Dec 19, 2005 11:05 am

RyanMountainRoute Climbed: South Fork Trail Date Climbed: May 30, 2005  Sucess!

RyanMountain

Very enjoyable hike! The wind made the summit very cold however. There were still about 5 feet of snow on the ground above 9000' too. Glissading back down on my butt was quite possibly the most fun I've ever had! Climbed San G's neighbor, San Jacinto, the next day.
Posted Dec 16, 2005 5:58 pm

grahamRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: Nov-6-05  Sucess!

graham

Hiked as part of 9-peaks
Posted Nov 25, 2005 3:12 pm

forjanRoute Climbed: South Slope from Dragon's Head Date Climbed: November 5, 2005  Sucess!

forjan

After a nice lunch (brought left-overs from home: chicken, rice with tomatoes & onions) at the top of Dragon's Head, took me about 50 minutes to hike from the Dragon's Head to San Gorgonio's summit via its south slope. Climbed both peaks (Dragon's Head & San Gorgonio) in under 6 hours. Left the summit at 2:30pm. Got to my car at the Vivian Creek trailhead just before 6:30pm.
Posted Nov 6, 2005 5:32 pm

ingthingsRoute Climbed: via Vivian Creek Date Climbed: October 30, 2005  Sucess!
no problem reaching top. A little bit of lingering snow on exposed trail at 11,000 feet and up. Gorgeous day with clear skies, no wind and very few people.
Posted Oct 31, 2005 3:35 pm

kpiljayRoute Climbed: Fish Creek, then straight up the north slopes Date Climbed: June 20, 2005  Sucess!

kpiljay

We went off the trail and climbed the snow slopes (yes, snow in June). Had a lot of fun glissading down.
Posted Oct 27, 2005 11:11 am

rocketsredglareRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: couple years ago  Sucess!

rocketsredglare

Up and down in a quick day, pretty sore afterwards but that was when I wasn't in prime shape for higher mountains.
Posted Oct 24, 2005 10:29 pm

tdoughtyRoute Climbed: Various Date Climbed: Many  Sucess!

tdoughty

Vivian Creek day hikes, Fish Creek in the winter, and via whatever trail leads over "pop-out hill" back in my 1970's boy scout days.
Posted Oct 16, 2005 2:29 pm

LangenbacherRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: July, 1968  Sucess!

Langenbacher

I've climbed it at least 4 times, summer and winter, but the most memorable was when I spent the night on top under a full moon in 1978 - it was so bright and clear I could see the ocean at night !
Posted Oct 13, 2005 3:40 pm

DufferRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek trail Date Climbed: 15 April 2001  Sucess!

Duffer

Still a lot of snow.
Posted Oct 4, 2005 1:38 pm

mjstoxRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: 9/27/05  Sucess!
Camped overnight at High Creek. Spent the rest of the day getting to the peak and down. Turned out to be a really nice two day backpacking get away. If you want you can summit in one day but will be sore after.
Posted Sep 28, 2005 7:09 pm

AlRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: Sept 25, 2005  Sucess!

Al

Great day.
Posted Sep 28, 2005 12:03 am

HeyItsBenRoute Climbed: Fish Creek Date Climbed: September 2005

HeyItsBen

Multiple summits from all sides.

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The "quiet" side of the mountain. Extremely cold and windy at the summit. Saw an old plane crash on the trail, and water was tough to find.
Posted Sep 27, 2005 1:33 pm

mitch mcafeeRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: 09-17-05  Sucess!
4th time to the summit, 1st time in 1 day, Rob, Jack

Aaron, Nick and I. Beautiful weather, more people

on trail than ever before.
Posted Sep 18, 2005 10:08 pm

pmlupiRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: 9/13/05  Sucess!

pmlupi

Unusually, cool day. 38 degrees at Trailhead to start. Clear and cool at the Summit. There was a little snow left on top. Second time up the Greyback. Left at 7:15, summit at noon, (had lunch with a few squirrels for an hour ) and made it back by 3:45.
Posted Sep 15, 2005 2:12 pm

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