West Ridge to Dobbs, then East Dobbs, then Peak 9782, down to High Camp and back to Vivian Creek.
This was my last official 10K' peak in the San Gorgonio area, so I wanted to do it in style, via the steep West Ridge. Loved the relentless climb. Route not hard to follow if no snow. Continued on to Little Dobbs, then to Jepson and finally to Gorgonio.
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.
7 hours CTC and lots of sore muscles below the belt. Not a very exciting trek but it's done and I was happy to go thru snow up to my knees for a bit.
With Tom, Laura and Jon, tagged 10 of the summits around San Gorgonio on a fine summer day. Trip Report
Climbed Dobbs on my way down from Gorgonio and Jepson Peak.
Up the West Ridge, then on to Jepson & Charlton. Perfect weather all day with no wind at all. On the way back from the summit of Dobbs, managed to get going too far southwest and off the west ridge because I wasn't paying attention. It started to get steeper than I remebered on the way up so I knew something was wrong. I was able to bushwhack back to the west ridge, but probably cost myself half an hour. Maybe next time I'll look at the compass in my pocket before heading off just assuming I know where I'm going. Probably not though.
It took us 12 hours car-to-car to do this route in unconsolidated snow. We were only on the West Ridge for the final 500 vertical feet. Here is my trip report.
via west ridge
I along with my friend, Chris, approached Dobbs by descending from Jepson. We did East Dobbs first then walked to Dobbs and then re-traced our path back up to the San Bernardino Divide Trail and on to Little Charlton.
Did this on Christmas Eve. I attempted it about a year ago and gave up hopelessly bogged down in bushes trying to follow the route specified on Garmin's topo software. That was my last time using the GPS for route finding. This time I took the direct ridge route and was able to circumvent most of the bushes. Plenty of snow from about 9K up. Perfect view of Jepson, San Gorgonio, Dragon Head and Bighorm from the summit.
Great hike. Ascended Moymer Trail, hit all 9 peaks (excluding Mnt San Gorgonio and including Dobbs Peak) and descended bia Dobbs West Ridge. Check out my Trip Report.
Hiked up the West Ridge from Vivian Creek Camp. Today was a rare Sept. winter-type day with rain most of day, some snow and so cold that we all had icicles sticking to our clothing and packs.
Dave, Mark, Alex, Steve Sauter and I hiked up the south ridge of Dobbs. Dave & Mark turned around mid way as Dave wasn't feeling good. We met up with Mike Ostby at the summit. Then, we all descended via Dobbs Ridge. We pigged out afterwards at La Casa Maya in Mentone.
Hiked up from Vivian Creek to the first campground, up the ridge and then to Dobbs. Continued on to San G. and then down the Vivian Creek Trail.
Hiked a few years back. Meet friends Miguel, Alex, Steven, Mark and Dave at the summit who hiked up a different route (South Ridge). We all came down via Dobbs West Ridge. Needed snow shoes.
Climbed via Dobbs West Ridge 2/4/2009 with Miguel Forjan. Continued on to summit Jepson and San Gorgonio. Down Vivian Creek Trail.