San Gorgonio Climber's Log

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orbitor - Mar 27, 2017 2:51 pm Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2014

Winter Ascent 2014  Sucess!

Combination from South Fork: Poopout Hill, Zahniser and Gorgonio via Mineshaft Saddle and Sky High Trail. At the top there was a 5-gal beer keg hauled up by some very determined folks (!), so we were in for a treat.

Snowman of Annapurna

Snowman of Annapurna - Jan 31, 2017 6:45 pm Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2014

Vivian Creek  Sucess!

Great hike. Spent night at Halfway, then summited in the morning.


Simkin - Aug 23, 2016 7:59 pm Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2015

In January it looks like alpinism  Sucess!

Here is the video:


socalpeakbagger - Jul 6, 2016 12:33 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013

Vivan Creek Day Hike  Sucess!

Challenging day hike, overnight makes it a little more enjoyable and relaxed.


Lenny72 - Jul 1, 2016 2:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2016

Adventure 16 3-Peak Challenge!  Sucess!

Climbed this as part of the Adventure 16 3-Peak Challenge. I hiked Mount San Antonio, Mount San Gorgonio, and Mount San Jacinto in three days (nearly 41 miles). Very challenging! For this second peak, I camped at the San Gorgonio Family Campground (has showers!) and hiked up the Vivian Creek Trail. Super long, hot, and strenuous climb but was rewarded with an outstanding view from the top.


austinorville1 - Jun 18, 2016 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2016

nice 3 dayer  Sucess!

Went up with Nick D. Hiked the ridge all the way to san G. Grabbed Jepson, charlton, and little charlton on the way back. A couple IPA's had our names on them at camp so we hurried back. Only saw people up top the whole 3 days-perfectly executed lowkey mission. My sixth time on top of San G. was a good one. I'll be back soon..... - May 25, 2016 7:31 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2016

Gorgonio via Vivian Creek  Sucess!

Awesome 11 hr day with Greg. Great weather. Permit was waiting at ranger station after a fax request a few days prior.


clarkr - Apr 10, 2016 7:33 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2015

Great Climb  Sucess!

TH Vivian Creek nice 12 hour hike. Relaxed on summit for about
an hour.


fatdad - Apr 2, 2016 12:16 pm

Vivian Creek  Sucess!

Rewarding day hike. Great throughout.


Malesore - Jan 28, 2016 9:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2015

Fun/quick 18.23mi 7hr45min hike  Sucess!


scgrant - Dec 1, 2015 9:27 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2015

San Gorgonio  Sucess!

Via Vivian Creek with Jobe Wymore, Mark Hansen, and Andrew Kirmse. This peak was high on all of our lists with the primary reason varying slightly. Pretty cold and cloudy on top so we cut our celebration short but still wandered over to the drainage highpoint on the way down.


MaverickMerk - Nov 22, 2015 1:40 pm Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2015

Vivian Creek  Sucess!

Car to car in just under 10 hours, spent 30-40min on top. 18.3 miles, +5545 total gain. Snow on trail was not an issue due to the absence of exposure, although we were happy we had trekking poles. The switchbacks beginning at approximately 5.6 miles are long and unnecessary... do with that what you will. Great day, great mountain.


Fairweather - Oct 25, 2015 4:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 1970

South Fork Trail   Sucess!

First of 5 times with Boy Scouts.
Dry Lake x2, Dollar Lake x2, and Vivian Creek.


davidsanger - Aug 6, 2015 1:52 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2015

Beautiful weather :: trail reopened   Sucess!

After the Lake Fire and the one month closure the Vivian Creek trailhead has now re-opened. Getting the permit (for a Monday climb) was easy; faxed the app and the permit showed up in the mail 3 days later. You can also arrange for them to leave it outside the ranger station for pickup.

Left at 6:00am and it was a straightforward (and long) hike to the top. I was the only person on the summit for a while, then four more people showed up.

You can see all the burned area on the north side from the summit. Parts of it were still smoldering. But no fire damage on the Vivian Creek side at all.

On the hike out one of the guys met a bear in the middle of the trail and shooed the bear away. I must have walked through there only five minutes earlier.


jdmorehouse - Jul 29, 2015 8:31 pm

Back in the Day  Sucess!

I don't even remember the year I climbed this, but most likely 1970, when I was doing a lot of back packing and climbing in SoCal, especially during the winters when I could be sure no one else would be up there.


Hiker4life - Jul 14, 2015 8:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2007

Vivian Creek  Sucess!

First climb to the top of So Cal.


jdw10 - Jun 11, 2015 3:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2014

San Gorgonio Backpack  Sucess!

Enjoyed a great weekend with a summit of San Gorgonio.

Ultamagnetic - May 24, 2015 8:44 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2014

South fork to dollar lake saddle day hike  Sucess!

Did this as a day hike. Started at south fork to dollar lake then to summit. Really long day.


jmnorvell - May 10, 2015 8:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2014

Fish Creek route

I love this route! My second time on the summit. Anybody notice that the two plaques for the plane crash have different years on them?


jmnorvell - May 10, 2015 8:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2011

Vivian Creek, my first ascent

Hate that last mile coming down, but it was great hike. Forgot my sunglasses and suffered on the snowfields at the top. D'oh!

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