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scgrantSan Gorgonio  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2015


Via Vivian Creek with Jobe Wymore, Mark Hansen, and Andrew Kirmse. This peak was high on all of our lists with the primary reason varying slightly. Pretty cold and cloudy on top so we cut our celebration short but still wandered over to the drainage highpoint on the way down.
Posted Dec 1, 2015 9:27 pm

MaverickMerkVivian Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2015


Car to car in just under 10 hours, spent 30-40min on top. 18.3 miles, +5545 total gain. Snow on trail was not an issue due to the absence of exposure, although we were happy we had trekking poles. The switchbacks beginning at approximately 5.6 miles are long and unnecessary... do with that what you will. Great day, great mountain.
Posted Nov 22, 2015 1:40 pm

FairweatherSouth Fork Trail   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 1970


First of 5 times with Boy Scouts.
Dry Lake x2, Dollar Lake x2, and Vivian Creek.
Posted Oct 25, 2015 4:55 pm

davidsangerBeautiful weather :: trail reopened   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2015


After the Lake Fire and the one month closure the Vivian Creek trailhead has now re-opened. Getting the permit (for a Monday climb) was easy; faxed the app and the permit showed up in the mail 3 days later. You can also arrange for them to leave it outside the ranger station for pickup.

Left at 6:00am and it was a straightforward (and long) hike to the top. I was the only person on the summit for a while, then four more people showed up.

You can see all the burned area on the north side from the summit. Parts of it were still smoldering. But no fire damage on the Vivian Creek side at all.

On the hike out one of the guys met a bear in the middle of the trail and shooed the bear away. I must have walked through there only five minutes earlier.
Posted Aug 6, 2015 1:52 am

jdmorehouseBack in the Day  Sucess!


I don't even remember the year I climbed this, but most likely 1970, when I was doing a lot of back packing and climbing in SoCal, especially during the winters when I could be sure no one else would be up there.
Posted Jul 29, 2015 8:31 pm

Hiker4lifeVivian Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2007


First climb to the top of So Cal.
Posted Jul 14, 2015 8:27 pm

jdw10San Gorgonio Backpack  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2014


Enjoyed a great weekend with a summit of San Gorgonio.
Posted Jun 11, 2015 3:48 pm

UltamagneticSouth fork to dollar lake saddle day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2014
Did this as a day hike. Started at south fork to dollar lake then to summit. Really long day.
Posted May 24, 2015 8:44 pm

jmnorvellFish Creek route
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2014


I love this route! My second time on the summit. Anybody notice that the two plaques for the plane crash have different years on them?
Posted May 10, 2015 8:44 pm

jmnorvellVivian Creek, my first ascent
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2011


Hate that last mile coming down, but it was great hike. Forgot my sunglasses and suffered on the snowfields at the top. D'oh!
Posted May 10, 2015 8:42 pm

jasonhurst21Vivian Creek - epic day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2015
Second attempt, made it to the summit. My friend and I got our permit at 8:00 and started on the trail at 8:45am. Made it back to the car in the dark around 8:15pm. 11.5 hours - the last 4 hours were a brutal slog down.

We did save some time by putting on crampons and going directly up the snowy headwall after High Creek. I would have worn trail running shoes instead of mountaineering boots next time. Hardly any snow other than this section and the summit.
Posted Mar 23, 2015 1:04 am

jrnewmannVivian Creek Solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2014


Fun day hike, cruised up in a couple of hours. Solo hike=haul ass for me, only saw one other person (the guy who climbs it every tuesday morning). Felt good to cross this one off the list.
Posted Mar 16, 2015 4:07 pm

IronHikerVivian Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2013


Day hike from Vivian Creek. I think it is one of the best trainers for Mt. Whitney.
Posted Mar 3, 2015 4:01 pm

Ian CulhaneRan out of time
Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2013

Ian Culhane

Attempted from Vivian Creek; we had originally planned to overnight it, but didn't have permits. We got a late start and only got to around 10,000 feet (snow level was about 9000'), but still a great hike.
Posted Jan 23, 2015 3:59 am

charitydominicMany visits, only one sign in  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2010


I've done this peak too many times to even count but I better sign it in just once. Summit registers shouldn't be this easy to reach :) Love this peak, trying not to wear it out. I like the dayhike version best.
Posted Oct 30, 2014 7:10 pm

DalianThree times


I hiked to the top of it three times. Once in 2006 solo another time in 2008 with a friend and in 2015 with my brother. Always the Vivian Creek route.
Posted Oct 9, 2014 8:10 pm

davidoLong Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013


It was a long day...but well worth it!
Posted Sep 11, 2014 2:32 am

xbaghattwelve ultraprom  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2014


Posted Aug 21, 2014 4:26 pm

ScottWhitneyBoundHighest hike for me to date  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2014


A group of seven of us all made it to the top and back via the Vivian Creek Trail.
Posted Aug 10, 2014 1:06 pm

wanderingnategreat day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2014


Hiked the Fish Creek route. Great day hike. Somewhat strenuous. Trail's in good condition. Took about 8 hours. Great views!
Posted Jul 15, 2014 10:07 pm

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