San Gorgonio Climber's Log

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NavySeabee

NavySeabee - Sep 11, 2006 3:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2006

Vivian Creek Trail  Sucess!

Glorious day! Views were in excess of 75 miles in all directions. Have never seen Baldy so clear in the summer. Still good water flow at High and Halfway Camps. 5 hours up, about 3h 45m down. Great, rugged (in spots!) trail hike. As far as mileage...have to agree with Gary Suttle's book.

Smith93

Smith93 - Sep 10, 2006 4:08 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2006

8000 Meter Challenge  Sucess!

The second peak of the 8000 Meter Challenge. It started out very hot but the higher I climbed the cooler it got. I had beautiful views from the top, I could see Mt. Baldy but San Jacinto had clouds arround it. I began hiking to the top at 10:15am and got back to my car at 6:00pm, my feet were very sore by this point but I still had to go climb San Jacinto.

Travis_

Travis_ - Sep 7, 2006 3:47 am Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2004

Via Vivian Creek  Sucess!

Great hike with the outdoorclub.org. Hiked via Vivian Creek.

SamG

SamG - Sep 2, 2006 3:38 am

AHH  Sucess!

Fun climbed 3 times twice up vivian creek and one in fishermans camp good long dayhike

danny-boy

danny-boy - Aug 27, 2006 1:31 am Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2005

Halloween hike  Sucess!

I had the mountain to myself, except my dad at Vivian Creek camp - only me between camp and the Summit, up and down.

mdash

mdash - Aug 26, 2006 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2004

Vivian Creek Trail  Sucess!

Food poisoning the day before; late start--had to get the permit; TONS of mosquitos; lots of people and Boy Scouts on the Vivian trail, so took a different way down and got lost. For 13 miles I saw NO ONE. Finally bushwhacked down to the river and was stung by bee--all for a beautiful view from the highest peak between the Sierras and Mexico.

BLT

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

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

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

SoCal HP Extravaganza  Sucess!

3rd SoCal HP. Vivian Creek trail.

Blair

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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