San Gorgonio Climber's Log

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lakenyon - May 14, 2006 10:07 pm

Vivian Creek Trail.  Sucess!

Hike in summer 2001 with some co-workers when I in Los Angeles for the summer.


Dean - May 11, 2006 1:20 pm Date Climbed: May 8, 2006

all by my lonesome  Sucess!

Had the mountain all to myself on the vivian creek side. I had gps'd my route and that was huge in my effort. There was lots of snow above 8600 feet so at least carrying snowshoes, ice axe and crampons paid off. It was an exhausting day, a dawn to nearly dark menu and I almostbit off more than I could chew. However, weather wise, it was a perfect day but smoggy down below.


Quadaxial - Apr 16, 2006 6:52 pm Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2005

11/20/05  Sucess!

We headed up on a beautiful weekend in November via the Vivian Creek trail. Camped about 2500' below the summit on a cold Saturday night. The next morning we were completely alone on the summit. A great weekend!

Cookie Addict

Cookie Addict - Apr 3, 2006 7:47 pm Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2006

Great climb!

Had a great time. I and a buddy traversed 4 peaks to get to summit. Snowboarded down to well past High Creek. A great weekend!


drewcmf - Mar 28, 2006 10:21 pm Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2006

An attempt on Greyback

Postholing w/ Jskills...ugly weather...turned back.


EManBevHills - Mar 3, 2006 5:04 am Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2003

Ski Trip  Sucess!

Beauteous Day!

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Feb 16, 2006 8:58 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2001

Summit via Vivian Creek Trail  Sucess!

I led a group of friends up the Vivian Creek Trail. When we summitted at 1 pm, it promptly started to snow. Not everyone was prepared; good thing I had carried extra warm clothes. On the return, we got hit by a good thunder storm. There was lots of lightning and seeing the lightning-charred trees along the trail wasn't too comforting. However, during the last hour of our hike the sun came out in force and so we were treated to some variable weather on this mountain today.


kabernicola - Jan 31, 2006 3:01 pm

Route Climbed: South fork Date Climbed: may first 2005  Sucess!

Icredible amount of snow on the mountain, altough it was may. We overnight at dollar lake completly frozen. We were alone over there, It was magic


peakbager - Jan 19, 2006 10:09 pm

Route Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: June 1998  Sucess!

It is a steep climb up this trail, But it is worth it .

Climbed it in 11 hours.


Smith93 - Jan 2, 2006 3:50 am

Route Climbed: Vivian Creek Trail Date Climbed: June 23, 2002  Sucess!

Very long day and I hated that damned Vivian Creek Trail. I even got altitude sickness when we got to camp. But the next day we got up and climbed up to the top and then all the way back out to the cars which was an even longer day than the day we hiked in. Great views on top though and the highest point in Southern California!


Smith93 - Dec 31, 2005 8:28 pm

Route Climbed: Angelus Oaks to Vivian Creek along the Nine Peaks trail Date Climbed: June 29, 2003  Sucess!

Fourth peak of 4 climbed that day and the last of the "Nine Peaks" climbed on the trip. Ended up spending the night on top and it was the windiest night I've ever spent anywhere. Great trip to do though, I highly recommend it to anyone interested in a 3 day backpacking trip in the local mountains.


erock - Dec 22, 2005 1:07 am

Route Climbed: Vivian Creek Trail Date Climbed: 12-21-2005  Sucess!

I made the summit today. This was my first attempt. Hurray! Ascent took 4hrs 15min, descent the same time. I'm not sure how that happened. Anyway, I hope this is a gateway for many more memorable hikes in the future (San Jacinto looked very tempting from the summit today). But now, I just want to go to bed.


Rileywyna - Dec 19, 2005 11:05 am

Route Climbed: Vivian creek..I think Date Climbed: 2001  Sucess!

Attempted a one day snow shoe winter ascent. It was a long day and we didn't come close making it.

Well we would have been at least another 2 hours.


RyanMountain - Dec 16, 2005 5:58 pm

Route Climbed: South Fork Trail Date Climbed: May 30, 2005  Sucess!

Very enjoyable hike! The wind made the summit very cold however. There were still about 5 feet of snow on the ground above 9000' too. Glissading back down on my butt was quite possibly the most fun I've ever had! Climbed San G's neighbor, San Jacinto, the next day.


graham - Nov 25, 2005 3:12 pm

Route Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: Nov-6-05  Sucess!

Hiked as part of 9-peaks


forjan - Nov 6, 2005 5:32 pm

Route Climbed: South Slope from Dragon's Head Date Climbed: November 5, 2005  Sucess!

After a nice lunch (brought left-overs from home: chicken, rice with tomatoes & onions) at the top of Dragon's Head, took me about 50 minutes to hike from the Dragon's Head to San Gorgonio's summit via its south slope. Climbed both peaks (Dragon's Head & San Gorgonio) in under 6 hours. Left the summit at 2:30pm. Got to my car at the Vivian Creek trailhead just before 6:30pm.

ingthings - Oct 31, 2005 3:35 pm

Route Climbed: via Vivian Creek Date Climbed: October 30, 2005  Sucess!

no problem reaching top. A little bit of lingering snow on exposed trail at 11,000 feet and up. Gorgeous day with clear skies, no wind and very few people.


kpiljay - Oct 27, 2005 11:11 am

Route Climbed: Fish Creek, then straight up the north slopes Date Climbed: June 20, 2005  Sucess!

We went off the trail and climbed the snow slopes (yes, snow in June). Had a lot of fun glissading down.


rocketsredglare - Oct 24, 2005 10:29 pm

Route Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: couple years ago  Sucess!

Up and down in a quick day, pretty sore afterwards but that was when I wasn't in prime shape for higher mountains.


tdoughty - Oct 16, 2005 2:29 pm

Route Climbed: Various Date Climbed: Many  Sucess!

Vivian Creek day hikes, Fish Creek in the winter, and via whatever trail leads over "pop-out hill" back in my 1970's boy scout days.

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