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.
First of 5 times with Boy Scouts.
Dry Lake x2, Dollar Lake x2, and Vivian Creek.
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.
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.
First climb to the top of So Cal.
Enjoyed a great weekend with a summit of San Gorgonio.
Did this as a day hike. Started at south fork to dollar lake then to summit. Really long day.
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?
Hate that last mile coming down, but it was great hike. Forgot my sunglasses and suffered on the snowfields at the top. D'oh!
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.
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.
Day hike from Vivian Creek. I think it is one of the best trainers for Mt. Whitney.
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.
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.
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.
It was a long day...but well worth it!