I had to get to the top of Jepson I remember because it was over 11,000 feet which is a big deal in Southern California. What a fun side hike to do after summited the big one, San G
Snow camp in the Big Draw, then up the north ridge, then traversing to San G.
Climbed all 9 peaks between Gorgonio and Bernardino with BSA Venture Crew 51 from La Mesa, CA. Beautiful weather all Memorial Day weekend!
I had passed by it a couple of times on the way to or from San Gorgonio. This time, along with my friend, Chris, I made the short scramble as a part of our six peak loop day-trip.
Hiked up Jepson Peak while traversing around it toward San Gorgonio. It was very windy on the ridge. I can see why some people hike the ridge traverse in a day. It is probably much easier to do while carrying a day pack instead of a heavy backpack.
Climbed up from the South Fork Trail with Omar. Climbed a couloir on Charlton, traversed over to Little Charlton, up to Jepson, then over to San G. It was miserable trying to find the trail throughout the day. Left at 6:45, got back at 9:30. I was exhausted.
Joe, Joven, and Jared via the north ridge.
Awesome awesome climb. Camped at dry lake, cold night! Camp to summit to camp <4hrs, would have day hiked it but haven't fully recovered from my Nepal trip and other traveling. Got pretty steep before we gained the ridge, I'd estimate it to be 55 degrees, came down a much gentler slope.
Added Jepson to the standard Vivian to Gorgonio peak for the first time. The extra 1.5 to 1.8 miles and 500 feet of gain and drop (round trip) made the hike down the steep Vivian trail that much more fun for the legs and feet. A good side trip that gives some great views.
I left South Fork TH at 5:30 a.m. and headed up past Dollar Lake. My goal was to reach San Gorgonio, but the ridgeline that starts with Jepson caught my eye and I headed up and signed the register at 8:50 a.m. before traversing the ridge over to San G. and then back down to South Fork via Dry Lake. If I recall correctly, the ammo box is still without lid, but there is a small notebook in it with some entries. I think the notebook is mislabled in bold marker on the inside cover: Dobbs 11,205. I know I was not on Dobbs.
My son Daniel and I hiked to San Gorgonio via the Vivian Creek Trail on a beautiful day. We then picked up the S.B. Peak Trail to just below the 11,200 summit southeast of Jepson. We scrambled up to that summit then northwest over to Jepson. Register ammo can is still lidless and without register book.
Usually a stopping point on the way to San Gorgonio. Good place to practice self arrest near the bottom.
Did this as part of a two day trip with Scouts to put Summit Registers on the peaks. Eagle project for Tim L
Nice diversion from the looonnng slog up Vivian Creek to San G's summit. Legs were more baked from this hike than when I did Whitney-Keeler-Muir hike in August. Summit log was missing from lidless ammo box. Bummer!
Tagged after a summit of San G. Hope to do that 17 peak traverse one of these days.
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.
Took my Dad on his first trip, he loved it, and he was tired when it was done! Nice to get Jepson tagged, great view over the Big Draw!
Usually just pass this one by on the way up to Gorgonio...
The 2nd of four peaks that day. A quick jaunt from San Gorgonio.