San Gorgonio Climber's Log

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BLT - Aug 21, 2006 8:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006

Vivian Creek Trail  Sucess!

6 hours up, 4.5 down. My first 5,000'+ day ever.


thebeave7 - Aug 20, 2006 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

9 Peaks Traverse

The last of the 9 peaks traverse, perfect weather on the trail, long and tiring day.


derbilly - Aug 17, 2006 4:10 pm Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2005

SoCal HP Extravaganza  Sucess!

3rd SoCal HP. Vivian Creek trail.


Blair - Aug 12, 2006 11:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2006

Second time's the charm...  Sucess!

Camped at high creek, left camp at 4am and summited at 745am! The view was even more amazing than I was anticipating. We were alone on the summit to enjoy the moment.

UPDATED- 5-24-08 Myself and 3 friends climbed the Middle east chute on the North Face for some spring skiing. Climbing up the face with 35+ lbs of ski shit was tough, but happy to get the North Face done!


kngalaric - Aug 9, 2006 4:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006

Did this right before the Pioneertown fire  Sucess!

I don't remember how many times I've been to the top of San G. Great peak, but I've never had very good summit views.

ckc - Aug 8, 2006 5:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006

Up South Fork, Down Vivian Creek  Sucess!

Spectacular view of San Jacinto along the Sky High Trail section, but haze obscured all but the summit of Old Baldy and practically everything else. This hike took longer than expected (14 hours) so I probably wasn't in shape for it.


sdhager - Aug 5, 2006 9:36 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2006

Route Climbed: Vivian Creek TH  Sucess!

Long Day!! Extremely cold and windy on summit. Awesome views of San Jacinto. Stayed above clouds the whole day.


Guilty - Jul 22, 2006 7:47 am Date Climbed: Jun 7, 1998

Vivian Creek  Sucess!

I hiked up with friend Trayce S. and we then skied/snowboard 1/2 down. Tough going up without crampons. Making it for a long day.
Great skiing down to the bent tree.


Guilty - Jul 22, 2006 6:41 am Date Climbed: Sep 21, 1997

Vivian Creek  Sucess!

Slept at Forest Falls the night before from a ZZ-top concert at Blockbuster. Feeling drowsey from the night before so I slept in til 9:15. Took a great nap on top an made it down at 4:45pm.


skotty - Jul 10, 2006 9:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006

Longer then you think  Sucess!

Great training hike without much of a drive.


Luciano136 - Jul 10, 2006 5:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006

Fish Creek trail

Went up from Fish Creek. Not a huge gainer (3400') but a distance killer; about 22 miles round-trip. The incline of the trail is too moderate in my opinion; climb up a ridge as soon as you get a chance; it will shave off lots of distance! Other than that, a beautiful side of the wilderness. Go up early; thunderstorms tend to develop late morning.


395guy - Jul 2, 2006 4:26 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

San Bernardino mtns traverse  Sucess!

San Gorgonio was the first peak on my 26-mile trek across the San Bernadino mtns on Sat, July 1, 2006. I went from Vivian Creek TH to San G, then from San G across to San Bernadino, then from San B to Angelus Oaks TH, then I biked back to the Vivian Creek TH. 36 mile day: 8 miles up, 10 miles across, 8 miles down, 10 miles biking.

I did this 36-mile hiking/biking circuit in 2003 also. In 2003, I actually bagged all 9 peaks. Today, I was only concerned about hiking 26-miles in thin air and only bagged three (San G, San B East, San B). Great day. You can read my trip report about the bear on the trail.


johnm - Jun 25, 2006 5:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006

Route Climbed: Vivian Creek  Sucess!

Clear early morning with thunderheads in from the desert in the early afternoon. A bit of a hot muggy day so views of San Jacinto and the valley not the best. Trail is clear of snow to the summit with the water running well in Vivian creek.


Kerstin - Jun 19, 2006 4:12 am

Vivian Creek trail

My second backpacking trip at age 15--kind of a trial by fire. It was January of 1984. The weather was good but the snow was rock-solid and dangerous. My crampons kept coming off and sliding down whatever gully I was attempting to climb. I got within about 1500 feet of the summit and turned back due to blisters, intense fear, lack of confidence and those funky, faulty crampons.

I failed again the next year in January of 1985. I was a little more experienced this time but just couldn't make it due to severe shin bang from my Koflach Vivas and blisters on the balls of my feet. I chose to turn around about 1000 feet below the summit before things got worse. I still had a great time.


sierramtngoat - Jun 16, 2006 11:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 1994

Fish Creek Trail  Sucess!

I did a short backpacking trip via Fish Creek Trail with Sarah, summitting via the North. There is some interesting plane wreckage on the north side, right by the trail.


erock - Jun 10, 2006 8:14 am Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2006

apocalypse hike  Sucess!

hiked to summit via vivian creek trail on 6/6/6! made it to the top in 3 hours and 40 minutes. made friends with squirrels at summit.


kolbi2112 - Jun 6, 2006 1:43 am Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2006

Vivian Creek  Sucess!

Got a late start and didn't make it to High Creek until 5pm. Left for the summit at 6am the next day and was back at the car by 1pm. Great sunsets and lots of water. All in all a great 2 days.


kommish - May 22, 2006 5:11 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2005

Vivian Creek  Sucess!

Summited via Vivian Creek Trail, on way to the 9 peaks challege in one day, made 7 when we decide to head down before darkness came.


Eleutheros - May 22, 2006 2:57 am Date Climbed: May 21, 2006

Drunk on Nature's Wonder  Sucess!

I summited via Vivian Creek Trail at about 10 am after camping at High Creek the previous night. Made the hike on a tender knee and full-out sprained it coming down a snowfield below the summit. So I had to walk back on a painful, bum knee... horrible ;) However, I was one of only 2 on the summit and the skies were remarkably clear.

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.

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