up via san bernardino peak divide trail, then san bernardino, san bernardino east, anderson, shields, alto diablo, charlton, little charlton, san gorgonio, jepson, little dobbs, dobbs, and then down dobbs' west ridge to vivian creek trail and out.
From Jepson, cross countried most of the traverse at that point
Great winter hike & snowshoeing outing. Used snowshoes to gain Dollar Lake Saddle, then went straight up to the summit. Enjoyed fresh views of the Gorgonio high country.
First ascent, part of crazy San Gorgonio 9-peak sweep day.
but no other in the range. We were faced with some crappy snow conditions! I will be back for the others!!
With Greg and Kristin
With Tom, Laura and Jon, tagged 10 of the summits around San Gorgonio on a fine summer day. Trip Report
Climbed from Dollar Lake saddle, skied down via Dry Lake. Excellent skiing, but snow starts just below 9K.
Started near SF Meadow TH and headed to Dollar Lake area. Climbed Dollar Couloir to the top. Headed to Little C, Jepson and San G. Winter conditions: 35 mph winds, wind chill in the teens, gropple and low visibility. Great day with Deb and Travis!
Took a solo snow climb of Charlton's South Fork Meadows' main drainage gulley. Have skied there many several times but never got the full deal. Great climb (although not quite recuperated from a marathon); found snow quite consolidated and easy to kick-step. Nothing greater than 35 degrees, if that. Low crazy clouds and some winds made for a spectacular display. Took a side trip to Lil Charlton as well. Back to truck in 8 hours. No skis this time. :(
Great spring conditions all the way from summit. North aspects were still a little chalky up high. Skis stayed on all the way to Horse Meadows.
Hiked up Charlton as part of a Gorgonio 7 peaks day hike.
So many nice gullies to ski on Charlton's north side! I skied up on the east side where someone was nice enough to have broken trail to about 10,000ft. Skiing the gully on the NE side was good.
Pretty views of San G, but again, I doubt this peak has much prominence. The register boxes on Charlton and Little Charlton have had the tops ripped off.
Last peak of the day after Dobbs, Jepson, and Little Charlton. Went back the same way to Vivian Creek TH. Beautiful all day.
Was hoping to climb the Dollar Couloir but the recent snow was still unsetteled. Snow shoed up the west ridge from Dollar Saddle.
Was shooting for Dollar Couloir, but the uncosolidated snow funneled us up via Dollar Saddle. Fun snowshoe from car to summit, made me realize I need to learn to ski.
Climbed all 9 peaks between Gorgonio and Bernardino with BSA Venture Crew 51 from La Mesa, CA. Beautiful weather all Memorial Day weekend!
Perfect weather! Clouds Yesterday cleared out a lot of the smog and marine layer in the basin. Great 360 view.