San Gorgonio Climber's Log

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Greatshaitan - Jan 3, 2011 4:12 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2010

Second Round = Success  Sucess!

Finally made the climb up to the top after failing the first last year.


labgloves - Dec 21, 2010 2:02 pm

3X Total

Twice by Vivian Creek and once by Fish Creek. Though the drive is worse, I enjoyed the Fish Creek trail more.


MtnDoser - Dec 10, 2010 3:57 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2010

Dollar Lake to Dry Lake Roundtrip  Sucess!

22.3 mile day-trip. Started at Jenks' South Fork Trail to Dollar Lake, up to the San Gorgonio Peak, down to Dry Lake. Exhausted from my longest day hike I've ever attempted.


JanG - Nov 20, 2010 11:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

Again on Vivian Creek with Vivian  Sucess!

Two months after my first summit on San Gorgonio, my daughter Vivian and my son Christoph joined me on this very enjoyable hike. We left the trailhead in extremely hot conditions (over 90 F). Overnight at Halfway Camp, then a very pleasant early AM hike to the windy and quite cold summit. On the way down we encountered a huge rattlesnake "chilling" right next to the trail! We were back at our car by 5 PM. Vivian really enjoyed her first peak above 11,000 ft!


wvpelite - Nov 15, 2010 3:22 pm Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2010

Windy  Sucess!

Great hike up to the uncrowded summit, freezing temperatures and high winds.

setrent - Nov 8, 2010 12:48 am Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2010

Vivian Creek  Sucess!

4 1/2 hours to summit. No snow on route. A neat hike up a large peak.


tfac2010 - Sep 22, 2010 12:22 am

Nice Day Hike  Sucess!

Nice day hike.

Rick Kent

Rick Kent - Aug 23, 2010 6:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2010

3x in a day!  Sucess!

Summitted 3 times in a single day via 3 different trailheads (Vivian Creek, Fish Creek, and the South Fork). Total time: 21 hours. Distance: 48 miles. Gain: 14,000 feet.


rocketsredglare - Aug 9, 2010 6:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

Three way with Vivian  Sucess!

A group of eight grew to nine and then shrank to four. Myself and brother in law, and two newbies being introduced to the mountains. My bro and I had done the mountain before, years and years ago. One of the group got twisted up like a pretzel on the way to high camp and we soldiered on without him and let him rest. We tagged the top, SLOWWWWWLY, celebrated with a little salami, cheese and whiskey. Got my second wind and ran down to camp. Low and behold came across our friend and he was on his way UP!! Really proud of him and had a great time!!


WoundedKnee - Aug 9, 2010 7:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

Vivian Creek  Sucess!

Nice hike...took 8 hours. Being a sea-level guy, definitely felt the thin air up top.


cp0915 - Jul 27, 2010 2:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2010

Vivian Creek   Sucess!

With DB. Pretty peak.


MoapaPk - Jul 12, 2010 4:21 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2010

Various lumps  Sucess!

Went up S Fork, down Dollar Lake Saddle, over Jepson, Little and regular-sized Charlton. Nice flowers, and ... different. I'm amazed those three small subsidiary peaks have register boxes (though most are vandalized).

If San Antonio is Old Baldy, San Gorgonio should be Old Lumpy. The South Fork Trail takes forever to get to the point.


kk6yb - Jul 10, 2010 2:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

4th of July  Sucess!

We hiked up the Fish Creek trail, camped at Mineshaft Flats and then hiked to the summit on Saturday. Still have several large snow fields to cross on the trail between Mineshaft Flats and the summit. If we had known we could have turned off the trail before the last snow field and gone direct to the summit, that snow was steep and slippery.

heuschele - Jul 5, 2010 8:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

3 Peaks  Sucess!

Climbed San Gorgonio, Grinnell Mountain, and Lake Peak via Fish Creek. Beautiful day, but water was a little sparse.


tdoughty - Jun 15, 2010 10:46 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2010

Once Again!  Sucess!

Solo hike Vivian Creek. Well I guess solo is not the right term as there were plenty of others on the trail. Lots of snow from high creek camp onwards. Took me 9 hours up and 6 down. Ugh!


Deb - Jun 9, 2010 11:30 am Date Climbed: May 28, 2010

Ski Descent  Sucess!

With Jepson's North Couloir as an ascent, we took the fun way down on skis in the Big Draw. Awesome long line with terrific views!


mrchad9 - May 9, 2010 4:22 am Date Climbed: Jan 28, 2006

Camped on Summit  Sucess!

First climbed as a snow trip in May 2005 and had just a great time, I got it into my head that it'd be cool to camp on an 11,000 ft summit in January.

Well, we did and it was great conditions until we got to the summit, so windy we could barely walk and we got no sleep at all. Couldn't wait until morning. Guess all those windmills below us should have been a clue. Wouldn't trade it for anything though.

kevin trieu

kevin trieu - May 5, 2010 7:16 pm

best Socal training  Sucess!

did a bunch of times year round from different trailheads


Apexrock - May 4, 2010 5:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2007

Vivian Creek  Sucess!

First time doing any sort of summit climb. Had been asking my Dad to take me sometime, was exhausted afterward but had a lot fun.


EManBevHills - May 4, 2010 3:29 pm Date Climbed: May 2, 2010

Wind Blown  Sucess!

Unexpectedly gusty above 10,750'. Cached the skis there (wisely) and struggled to keep standing all the way to the summit. Had a nice trip down, though!

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