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RobbVivian Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009


After working on conditioning for months, it was nice to finally summit San Gorgonio and be on top of SoCal. It was a struggle for me, going up the last part to reach the ridge. After 10K, it was harder to breathe, but looking forward to going after other summit sin the area.
Posted Jun 26, 2009 12:07 pm

mountaingazelleSan Gorgonio  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009


San Gorgonio was my last peak of the day along the San Bernardino Divide. We took photos but did not stay long on the summit. Everyone else we met did not stay long either. It was very windy and cold on top. Clouds were covering the entire valley below and we had an outstanding view because of this. It was a long day that started at Trail Fork Springs and ended at Dry Lake where we camped for the night. Then we hiked down to South Fork trailhead the next day.
Posted Jun 22, 2009 2:49 pm

youngsterOCMemorial Day Jungle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2009
It was a nice hike, very maintained trail, still some snow. Lots of people at the top enjoying the great view.
Posted Jun 10, 2009 11:52 am

jesu, joy of man's desiringfrom Heart Bar

jesu, joy of man\'s desiring

San Gorgonio is my "sacred" mountain--because I first discovered the high mountains here, when I was thirteen (1973). Backpacking soon evolved into climbing; and I then had a long climbing career.
Posted May 20, 2009 4:45 pm

RobertSydnor1960, My First 11,000-foot Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 1960


San Gorgonio Mountain was the first 11,000-foot peak that I climbed. For my 13th birthday present, my father, 11-year old brother, and I climbed San Gorgonio from Dollar Lake campground. We had a 15-minute USGS topographic map as our only guide to the trail, but no description of the route or water supplies. It was a great adventure for a boy from Pasadena. A month later, we also climbed Mount Whitney.
Posted May 20, 2009 2:46 am

kolbi2112Vivian Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2009


Only a few small patches of snow left that are probably all gone by now. Good flowing water at all 3 camps.
Posted May 18, 2009 4:27 pm

dgrimreaperVivian Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2008


Great day, great views, great hike.
Posted May 18, 2009 3:40 pm

mdostbyMiddle East Chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2009


Day hiked with Miguel Forjan and Charles Irvine. Started at South Fork Trailhead and climbed the North Face's Middle East Chute. Fun day. Very warm.
Posted May 8, 2009 12:35 am

TyFoster88Summit on may 1st  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2009


Summited may 1st in 5 hours via vivian creek. After halfway camp took mountaineering route instead of switch backs. Great day of hiking but weather turned on us quick once on the summit. 30 mph gust of Ice strorm and fog made for a scary decent of the first thousand feet back towards high creek where the weather let up. Good day hike right now, trail mostly cleared of snow, few patches after south col.
Posted May 4, 2009 7:07 pm

SJSan Gorgonio via Dry Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008


Nice weather, hot out. Took the Dry Lake route and made great time.
Posted Apr 28, 2009 4:53 pm

jmcGorgonio Redux  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2009


Return to the summit after about 15 years. Via Vivian creek trail. Lots of snow in places but melting fast. We did not need crampons.
Posted Apr 27, 2009 12:20 pm

Alex WoodFINALLY!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2009

Alex Wood

After living in Southern California for 18 years, I finally got up to the summit of San G. Me and Omar took the South Fork Trail up to Dollar Lake Saddle and climbed a couloir up the north face of Charlton, then traversed Charlton down to Little Charlton and then took the North Ridge to Jepson and then made it over to San G. It was a really really long day. We started at 6:45 and got back at 9:30. It was BRUTAL, but amazing!
Posted Apr 18, 2009 6:17 pm

jspeiglVia Jepson's N. ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2009


San G and Jepson via Jepson's north ridge. A great overnighter and a great route.
Posted Apr 15, 2009 11:55 pm

Groundswelllocal peak


hiked many times via South Fork and Vivian. Always fun especially in the winter.
Posted Mar 23, 2009 5:49 pm

farrisglOvernight from Vivian Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008


My second ascent of Greyback, first from Vivian creek and my first ascent since 1970. Great outing.
Posted Feb 27, 2009 6:35 pm

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

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