Lots of red tape for this peak...
The date is approximate. This was one of the first trips of the UCI Mountaineering Club that Fred Rhoads and I started in 1967. Several of our club members (mostly women) hiked the long trail to the summit. Paul Gerhard, who had joined our club (to meet women), was among us. Paul was killed in 1968 in Nepal on the first American Dhaulagiri expedition (Boyd Everett expedition). I was impressed on his descent from the summit by running down the scree slope of the North Face of San Gorgonio.
took a new group for a summit attempt before mt whitney trip. great trip if you are looking for something challenging close to socal with some elevation gain. good prep for mt whitney for sure.
Got to the parking lot at 6:45am and it was already full. Parked in the lower lot for a different trail. Up and down in 7.5 hours - it was strenuous, fun and although there were a lot of hikers, the crowds thinned out after a while and it wasn't too bad on the trail.
I was surprised at how nice the trail was, well done on a mostly great gradient. The section after the 1st thousand ft was awesome, lush and with very large incense cedar and pondarosas, didnt expect that. Did San Antonio (Baldy) the day before via the North backbone trail. Ultra #41 and U.S. Super prominence (4,000+ ft vert) #72/142.
Long day with the HPS. Somebody was having their wedding on the summit. Something I wouldn't mind doing in my wedding.
Sometime around 2000 or 2001??
Started at Momyer Trailhead. Hiked up Mill Creek to Vivian Creek trailhead. Turned off the trail at the start of the Dobbs Ridge. Dobbs Ridge which was a long class 2 ridge. Connected to the San Bernardino Divide Trail near Jepson Peak and made my way to San G. Descent via Momyer seemed to take forever. Perfect weather, very little wind at the top.
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.
Great hike. Spent night at Halfway, then summited in the morning.
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Challenging day hike, overnight makes it a little more enjoyable and relaxed.
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.
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.....
Awesome 11 hr day with Greg. Great weather. Permit was waiting at ranger station after a fax request a few days prior.
TH Vivian Creek nice 12 hour hike. Relaxed on summit for about
Rewarding day hike. Great throughout.
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.
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.