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DigglerGreat day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2009


A great & exhausting dayhike! Started at 7.05 (after everyone who summited that day), summiting at 13.14. Took off at 14.19, arriving back at the car at 18.11. Only had to put on crampons during one short section right after High Creek, in icy gully after lost the 'trail,' & didn't end up using snowshoes. Went up Vivian Creek.

Snow significantly lengthened the endeavor, but made it much more of a 'mountaineering' experience (also made it much more beautiful!). A great introduction to the area- I want to do more around here now!

The extremely helpful ranger (hooked me up with everything I needed as I inquired ~20 min AFTER he'd closed- started driving at 9.25 from SF, hauled ass, got to ranger station at 16.35, 5 minutes after they'd closed!), seemingly unfounded (suicide or homicide) area closure, Christian camp near TH filled with kids, & the 20 or so SD SAR members training there made the experience that much more memorable!
Posted Jan 20, 2009 6:30 pm

TyFoster88summited 1/7  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2009


Summited on 1/7
snow was soft during the day, snowshoes a must
one day summit was very difficult
plan on staying the night somewhere on your way back down
only 2 tracks going up from vivian creek trail to summit
amazing views and conditions improving over next weeks
good trip but even with training im still sore
bring sunscreen and chapstick! wind is intense on summit.
Posted Jan 10, 2009 4:01 pm

TyFoster88lucky number 7  Sucess!


Leaving on Jan 7th 2009 for summit via vivian. this will be my 7th summit in 10 years if we reach the top. second attempt in winter, last year made it just above high creek when the weather took a turn. looks like clear skies. gonna try to summit in one day and come back down camp at highcreek and out on the 8th. everyone have a great season!
Posted Jan 5, 2009 1:42 pm

Bill562North Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2009


Climbed with Dave Gonzalez, camped at Dry Lake
Posted Jan 5, 2009 11:28 am

Zevivian creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2008


took up group of 12, nice hike
Posted Dec 8, 2008 8:41 pm

Alex WoodAlmost

Alex Wood

Tried to dayhike it via Vivian Creek. I was with a friend who was a little slow and I had a curfew of being back at the trailhead at dark, so we ran short on time. Very cold at tree line with plenty of snow above 9500ft.
Posted Dec 1, 2008 8:51 pm

alpinegosseDone  Sucess!


Somewhat clear at top, people that is.
Posted Nov 24, 2008 12:25 pm

RSBARNESVivian Creek  Sucess!


Winter, spring, summer. trips.. good place to build cardio
Posted Nov 11, 2008 1:27 am

NoonduelerHiked the Vivian trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2003


Nice views with a 5,000' fog bank over the LA region
Posted Nov 6, 2008 2:46 pm

Dangers PopVivian Creek TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2008

Dangers Pop

Alone on the mountain. Wasn't expecting that. Another COHP checked off. The views were pretty amazing.
Posted Oct 23, 2008 12:35 am



Twice from Vivian and once from Fish Creek, going again this weekend.
Posted Sep 15, 2008 2:22 pm

seanoVivian Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2007


Start of the Gorgonio-Bernardino loop.
Posted Sep 5, 2008 7:46 pm

crnhlioFirst Mt ever  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 1995


Me (13), Chris (11), and Dad. F-ing Sweet.
Posted Sep 2, 2008 12:08 pm

WonderDogDobbs Gorgonio  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008
Trip up Vivian to Dobbs, East Dobbs, Charltons, Jepson, Gorgonio and back down Vivian with Shady the Wonder Dog. Nice country but hot and steep/loose on cross country. No people until main Gorgonio trail. Round trip about 11 hours with 20 miles and about 8000 ft.
Posted Aug 28, 2008 12:43 pm

colinrSouth Fork Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2008


I started from the South Fork TH at 5:30 a.m. and quickly hiked upward past Dollar Lake in the cool of the early morning. I signed in at the top of Jepson Peak at 8:50 a.m. and then reached the top of San Gorgonio via the ridge by 9:30 a.m. I returned at a more leisurely pace via Dry Lake with a side excursion to just above Lodgepole Spring Camp. The trail from the top down to Dry Lake was hot, rocky, and less enjoyable than the rest of the hike, but the trail from Dry Lake back to South Fork was beautiful. I returned to the van at 3:00 p.m. having crossed paths with only three backpackers despite about 25 miles of hiking.
Posted Aug 2, 2008 3:54 pm

paisleykoiSan G  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2008


Beautiful trip through dry lake. over night at lodge pole, plenty of water at lodge pole springs and lost creek to pump. 40 degree temps at night
Posted Jul 27, 2008 12:59 pm

BradBartick2 X Gorgonio  Sucess!


Hit SG twice-- once solo and once with wife. Great weather and views both times.
Posted Jul 12, 2008 10:17 pm

StoneyAndersfish creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007


started at fish creek over the fish creek saddle then up the hill past the crashed test plane and to the trail that meets the vivian trail then up to the summit.. had lunch then hiked back out to the cars at fish creek
Posted Jul 12, 2008 3:09 am

theflyingmountaineerVivian Creek Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2007


We hiked up for Memorial Weekend. Left Saturday, 26 May at about 1200 for Halfway Camp. Sunday morning we started at about 0700 and summited at around 1000. Hiked out the same day. Did this once before in 2004 - this time was much better! Both times, though, a beautiful, fun hike. Still my highest peak to date.
Posted Jul 11, 2008 2:43 pm

jonhershVivian Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008


Great dayhike on a nice cool afternoon. Trail seemed longer on the way down for some reason. Round trip time was about 11 hrs.
Posted Jul 6, 2008 7:56 pm

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