San Gorgonio Climber's Log

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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!

jasonhurst21 - Mar 23, 2015 1:04 am Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2015

Vivian Creek - epic day  Sucess!

Second attempt, made it to the summit. My friend and I got our permit at 8:00 and started on the trail at 8:45am. Made it back to the car in the dark around 8:15pm. 11.5 hours - the last 4 hours were a brutal slog down.

We did save some time by putting on crampons and going directly up the snowy headwall after High Creek. I would have worn trail running shoes instead of mountaineering boots next time. Hardly any snow other than this section and the summit.


jrnewmann - Mar 16, 2015 4:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2014

Vivian Creek Solo  Sucess!

Fun day hike, cruised up in a couple of hours. Solo hike=haul ass for me, only saw one other person (the guy who climbs it every tuesday morning). Felt good to cross this one off the list.


IronHiker - Mar 3, 2015 4:01 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2013

Vivian Creek  Sucess!

Day hike from Vivian Creek. I think it is one of the best trainers for Mt. Whitney.

Ian Culhane

Ian Culhane - Jan 23, 2015 3:59 am Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2013

Ran out of time

Attempted from Vivian Creek; we had originally planned to overnight it, but didn't have permits. We got a late start and only got to around 10,000 feet (snow level was about 9000'), but still a great hike.


charitydominic - Oct 30, 2014 7:10 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2010

Many visits, only one sign in  Sucess!

I've done this peak too many times to even count but I better sign it in just once. Summit registers shouldn't be this easy to reach :) Love this peak, trying not to wear it out. I like the dayhike version best.


Dalian - Oct 9, 2014 8:10 pm

Three times

I hiked to the top of it three times. Once in 2006 solo another time in 2008 with a friend and in 2015 with my brother. Always the Vivian Creek route.


davido - Sep 11, 2014 2:32 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013

Long Day  Sucess!

It was a long day...but well worth it!


xbaghat - Aug 21, 2014 4:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2014

twelve ultraprom  Sucess!



ScottWhitneyBound - Aug 10, 2014 1:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2014

Highest hike for me to date  Sucess!

A group of seven of us all made it to the top and back via the Vivian Creek Trail.


wanderingnate - Jul 15, 2014 10:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2014

great day hike  Sucess!

Hiked the Fish Creek route. Great day hike. Somewhat strenuous. Trail's in good condition. Took about 8 hours. Great views!


kjlineman83 - Jun 23, 2014 8:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2014

South Fork Trail  Sucess!

2nd time to the summit. Last time was in the snow so this was a lot different than last time. Be ready to bring enough water as there is none really to speak of.


jdw10 - Jun 16, 2014 4:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2014

Vivian Creek TH  Sucess!

Great trip to summit San Gorgonio. Amazing sky with a 8:30pm summit time!

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