San Gorgonio Climber's Log

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clarkr

clarkr - Apr 10, 2016 7:33 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2015

Great Climb  Sucess!

TH Vivian Creek nice 12 hour hike. Relaxed on summit for about
an hour.

fatdad

fatdad - Apr 2, 2016 12:16 pm

Vivian Creek  Sucess!

Rewarding day hike. Great throughout.

Malesore

Malesore - Jan 28, 2016 9:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2015

Fun/quick 18.23mi 7hr45min hike  Sucess!

https://suenosong.wordpress.com/2015/09/27/san-gorgonio-trip-report/

scgrant

scgrant - Dec 1, 2015 9:27 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2015

San Gorgonio  Sucess!

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.

MaverickMerk

MaverickMerk - Nov 22, 2015 1:40 pm Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2015

Vivian Creek  Sucess!

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.

Fairweather

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

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

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

Hiker4life - Jul 14, 2015 8:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2007

Vivian Creek  Sucess!

First climb to the top of So Cal.

jdw10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Long Day  Sucess!

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

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