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GuiltyVivian Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 1998

Guilty

I hiked up with friend Trayce S. and we then skied/snowboard 1/2 down. Tough going up without crampons. Making it for a long day.
Great skiing down to the bent tree.
Posted Jul 22, 2006 7:47 am

GuiltyVivian Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 1997

Guilty

Slept at Forest Falls the night before from a ZZ-top concert at Blockbuster. Feeling drowsey from the night before so I slept in til 9:15. Took a great nap on top an made it down at 4:45pm.
Posted Jul 22, 2006 6:41 am

skottyLonger then you think  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006

skotty

Great training hike without much of a drive.
Posted Jul 10, 2006 9:38 pm

Luciano136Fish Creek trail
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006

Luciano136

Went up from Fish Creek. Not a huge gainer (3400') but a distance killer; about 22 miles round-trip. The incline of the trail is too moderate in my opinion; climb up a ridge as soon as you get a chance; it will shave off lots of distance! Other than that, a beautiful side of the wilderness. Go up early; thunderstorms tend to develop late morning.

Posted Jul 10, 2006 5:52 pm

395guySan Bernardino mtns traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

395guy

San Gorgonio was the first peak on my 26-mile trek across the San Bernadino mtns on Sat, July 1, 2006. I went from Vivian Creek TH to San G, then from San G across to San Bernadino, then from San B to Angelus Oaks TH, then I biked back to the Vivian Creek TH. 36 mile day: 8 miles up, 10 miles across, 8 miles down, 10 miles biking.

I did this 36-mile hiking/biking circuit in 2003 also. In 2003, I actually bagged all 9 peaks. Today, I was only concerned about hiking 26-miles in thin air and only bagged three (San G, San B East, San B). Great day. You can read my trip report about the bear on the trail.
Posted Jul 2, 2006 4:26 am

johnmRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006

johnm

Clear early morning with thunderheads in from the desert in the early afternoon. A bit of a hot muggy day so views of San Jacinto and the valley not the best. Trail is clear of snow to the summit with the water running well in Vivian creek.
Posted Jun 25, 2006 5:45 pm

KerstinVivian Creek trail

Kerstin

My second backpacking trip at age 15--kind of a trial by fire. It was January of 1984. The weather was good but the snow was rock-solid and dangerous. My crampons kept coming off and sliding down whatever gully I was attempting to climb. I got within about 1500 feet of the summit and turned back due to blisters, intense fear, lack of confidence and those funky, faulty crampons.

I failed again the next year in January of 1985. I was a little more experienced this time but just couldn't make it due to severe shin bang from my Koflach Vivas and blisters on the balls of my feet. I chose to turn around about 1000 feet below the summit before things got worse. I still had a great time.
Posted Jun 19, 2006 4:12 am

sierramtngoatFish Creek Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 1994

sierramtngoat

I did a short backpacking trip via Fish Creek Trail with Sarah, summitting via the North. There is some interesting plane wreckage on the north side, right by the trail.
Posted Jun 16, 2006 11:18 am

erockapocalypse hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2006

erock

hiked to summit via vivian creek trail on 6/6/6! made it to the top in 3 hours and 40 minutes. made friends with squirrels at summit.
Posted Jun 10, 2006 8:14 am

kolbi2112Vivian Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2006

kolbi2112

Got a late start and didn't make it to High Creek until 5pm. Left for the summit at 6am the next day and was back at the car by 1pm. Great sunsets and lots of water. All in all a great 2 days.
Posted Jun 6, 2006 1:43 am

kommishVivian Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2005

kommish

Summited via Vivian Creek Trail, on way to the 9 peaks challege in one day, made 7 when we decide to head down before darkness came.
Posted May 22, 2006 5:11 pm

EleutherosDrunk on Nature's Wonder  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2006

Eleutheros

I summited via Vivian Creek Trail at about 10 am after camping at High Creek the previous night. Made the hike on a tender knee and full-out sprained it coming down a snowfield below the summit. So I had to walk back on a painful, bum knee... horrible ;) However, I was one of only 2 on the summit and the skies were remarkably clear.
Posted May 22, 2006 2:57 am

lakenyonVivian Creek Trail.  Sucess!

lakenyon

Hike in summer 2001 with some co-workers when I in Los Angeles for the summer.
Posted May 14, 2006 10:07 pm

Deanall by my lonesome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 8, 2006

Dean

Had the mountain all to myself on the vivian creek side. I had gps'd my route and that was huge in my effort. There was lots of snow above 8600 feet so at least carrying snowshoes, ice axe and crampons paid off. It was an exhausting day, a dawn to nearly dark menu and I almostbit off more than I could chew. However, weather wise, it was a perfect day but smoggy down below.
Posted May 11, 2006 1:20 pm

Quadaxial11/20/05  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2005

Quadaxial

We headed up on a beautiful weekend in November via the Vivian Creek trail. Camped about 2500' below the summit on a cold Saturday night. The next morning we were completely alone on the summit. A great weekend!
Posted Apr 16, 2006 6:52 pm

Cookie AddictGreat climb!
Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2006

Cookie Addict

Had a great time. I and a buddy traversed 4 peaks to get to summit. Snowboarded down to well past High Creek. A great weekend!
Posted Apr 3, 2006 7:47 pm

drewcmfAn attempt on Greyback
Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2006

drewcmf

Postholing w/ Jskills...ugly weather...turned back.
Posted Mar 28, 2006 10:21 pm

EManBevHillsSki Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2003

EManBevHills

Beauteous Day!
Posted Mar 3, 2006 5:04 am

Augie MedinaSummit via Vivian Creek Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2001

Augie Medina

I led a group of friends up the Vivian Creek Trail. When we summitted at 1 pm, it promptly started to snow. Not everyone was prepared; good thing I had carried extra warm clothes. On the return, we got hit by a good thunder storm. There was lots of lightning and seeing the lightning-charred trees along the trail wasn't too comforting. However, during the last hour of our hike the sun came out in force and so we were treated to some variable weather on this mountain today.
Posted Feb 16, 2006 8:58 pm

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

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