Bighorn Mountain Climber's Log

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IronHiker - Aug 23, 2021 2:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2021

with Grinnell and Zahniser  Sucess!

Solo. Lucky Friday the 13th hike from Fish Creek. Made the mistake of going straight up the sandy talus. Came down the use trail. I notice not a lot of sigs for this one.


orbitor - Aug 26, 2012 7:38 pm Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2011

Traverse from Dragon's Head  Sucess!

After descending from Dragon's Head to The Tarn, followed faint trail straight up to the summit. Peak 2 of 3 for the day.


madclimber - Nov 2, 2011 8:54 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2008

Via San G.  Sucess!

Also did Dragon's Head


klotito - Sep 18, 2011 10:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011

SGW weekend backpack  Sucess!

Nice off-trail trek through the Tarn. With San G. and Dragons Head.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Sep 7, 2011 10:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011

San Gorgonio Roundup  Sucess!

With Tom, Laura and Jon, tagged 10 of the summits around San Gorgonio on a fine summer day. Trip Report


bechtt - Jul 5, 2011 10:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011

8 peak loop  Sucess!

With Bob, Laura, and Jon


cab - Nov 15, 2010 10:49 am Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2010

Vivian Creek TH  Sucess!

Beautiful day for hiking. Left the Vivian Creek Trail at around 10,200' and sidehilled (relatively unpleasant) down to the creek then up the drainage to the east. Nice views from the top. Climbed up to Dragon's Head afterwards.


Ze - Aug 22, 2010 11:00 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

straight up  Sucess!

steep climb


Deb - Aug 27, 2009 11:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2009

Whoops -   Sucess!

...I stayed on Vivian Creek trail too long and nearly ended up on Gorgonio. Took the Mineshaft trail and skidded down the sandy drainage, crossed the tarn and attacked Bighorn on her flank. Hmmmm, no Bighorns in sight but a couple of eagles were circling, very wonderful to watch.
Perfect cool weather (70's) considering it was over 100 at home. :P
Next stop - Dragonshead.

David Rosenberg - Sep 17, 2008 12:37 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2006

Decent Peak  Sucess!

Dayhiked from Fish Creek with Dragon's Head. Would like to see tarn as a lake.


Chabeto - Jun 17, 2008 8:30 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2008

Next to San Gorgonio  Sucess!

Did this as part of a San Gorgonio trip. The tarn is an incredible place.

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Dec 3, 2007 6:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

Via San Gorgonio  Sucess!

Went up Vivian Creek Trail to summit of San Gorgonio. Then dropped down Gorgonio's south face, across the Tarn (10,600') and headed left for the summit of Bighorn. Then, back down to the Tarn and traversed upward westerly to a saddle below Dragons Head and then up the sharp narrow ridge to Dragon's summit. We descended across a small creek back toward the Vivian Creek Trail and picked up that trail about a mile above the "look out" point.

hbhiker - Sep 10, 2007 1:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007

From Fishcreek Saddle

Did as part of Sierra club backpack. Camped at fish creek saddle. Did Dragons head, Bighorn, and Lake as dayhike from fish creek saddle. Dragons Head and Bighorn are great hikes, you have to go down into the "Tarn" which looks like a huge dry sandy lakebead and back up (from San Gorgonio trail).


skotty - Aug 7, 2007 1:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007

Worth the detour  Sucess!

More interesting than its neighbor, San Gorgonio. If you're tired of the crowds on San Gorgonio and the monotony of the trail, take this off-trail diversion.

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