San Gorgonio Climber's Log

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JordanH - Sep 4, 2013 7:17 pm Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2005

Vivian Creek  Sucess!

Waterfalls, open fields, and a windy summit. Great trail.


SkyPilot84 - Sep 3, 2013 2:37 am Date Climbed: May 25, 2013

from Vivian Creek

6.5 hours round trip from Vivian Creek.


Donno - Aug 16, 2013 11:48 am Date Climbed: Jun 1, 1992

1992  Sucess!

With Doug, Mark O'Leary, and Jimmy
1994: north side w/ Doug, Tracy, Pete, Laura and Rahil


orbitor - Aug 14, 2013 2:24 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2013

From Dobbs West Ridge via Jepson  Sucess!

After tagging Dobbs, Lil' Dobbs and Jepson, might as well hit San G since it's right there. Descent via Vivian Creek was a pain, but overall the outing was awesome.


DonutPig - Aug 4, 2013 11:14 am

South Fork Trail  Sucess!

Spent a few days camping out at Dollar lake and Dry lake, made the summit on the second day. Spent the other days enjoying the beauty of the mountains.


Tracy - Jul 7, 2013 2:57 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2013

via Fish Creek trail  Sucess!

Rewarding day hike with Richard Rojas and Adam Marquez. 5.5 hours up and 3.5 hours down. Temperatures were rather warmish but we were still surprised to basically have the mountain to ourselves - only came across one other hiker during the first hour on the trail - nobody else the rest of the day.


SkydiveKen - Jun 21, 2013 2:51 am Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2013

Night Hike  Sucess!

Summit # 5 first time up the Dollar creek trail.

Left the trail head at 10PM and got to the summit @ 2 AM. Love the views at night. Perfect weather in the 60's with a very light brease. Retune to car by 7 am.


Vortex - Jun 13, 2013 5:33 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2010

Great Mountain  Sucess!

Awesome hike and some amazing views on the way up the mountain. This hike got me really interested in some more challenging mountains.


Mbell285 - Jun 3, 2013 11:58 am

Couldn't ask for more  Sucess!

Went up Vivian creek. Stayed at high creek camp summited Sunday morning and hiked down. Perfect weather both days warm night and no wind. Good water at high creek.


brichardsson - May 28, 2013 11:43 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2013

11 peak traverse  Sucess!

up via san bernardino peak divide trail, then san bernardino, san bernardino east, anderson, shields, alto diablo, charlton, little charlton, san gorgonio, jepson, little dobbs, dobbs, and then down dobbs' west ridge to vivian creek trail and out.


DukeJH - May 27, 2013 11:27 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2013

From Mineshaft Flats Camp  Sucess!

A late afternoon jaunt to the summit under clear skies with a crowd at the top.


elianestar12 - May 24, 2013 2:54 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2013

San G  Sucess!

Backpacking overnighter via Vivian Creek trail. Dropped packs off at Halfway Camp, summited, camped over night, and hiked out the next morning. First time at 11,000ft+ since high school.


orbitor - May 7, 2013 7:05 pm Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2013

Snow Climb via North Face  Sucess!

Finally did the infamous climb up the north face. Started at South Fork TH and followed the trail to Dry Lake, then straight up one of the ribs. Snow was complete garbage (soft and powdery) and made things very difficult both up and down. Enjoyed having the summit to ourselves.


Moogie737 - May 6, 2013 6:11 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2013

Vivian Creek Route  Sucess!

Pleasant but long with a nice group of hikers. A couple of dicey parts on the switchbacks above High Creek, some patches of icy snow between 10,500' and the windy summit.

BrRabbit - Apr 22, 2013 4:21 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2013

San Gorgonio from South Fork Trailhead  Sucess!

I just came from a dayhike to San Gorgonio Mt from the South Fork. My friend and me went through Dollar lake and returned through Dry lake.

We started the trail at 7AM and quickly got to the Dollar Lake/Dry Lake sign, where we decided to go to the Dollar lake for easier ascent.

On the way up, we met a group of guys who had totally no map and had no idea which way to go on each of trail interseptions. But those were nice guys and we helped them to the best of our ability. Near the top a single lady (really in a good shape but probably no experience in the woods) shouted a question to us, "how come you guys are on a trail and I'm not" (duh, because we have a map and take our time to look at it), then she was asking each and every guy returning from the peak where to go, then when she lost a trail (right where the peak was already in direct view), she came to us again asking where to go and then a minute later she told me that I walk too slow and two minutes later that we're going in the wrong direction... At that moment I just begged that lady to hike her own hike and said good bye to her. We sat at the "wrong" peak for 5 minutes and get to the "right" peak a few minutes later where the same lady "organized" other hikers into group shots with her (thankfully, she preferred not to notice us).

We left half an hour later after signing the register and having a second luncheon of a healthy fat-loaded salami, chocolate, gorp and water. We decided to stick to our plans and went towards the Dry lake. The east slope and all those switchbacks from the top to Maniker Flat saddle (about 4 miles) were covered with melted snow crust waist deep at places. We had to tread very carefully, the trail was all but invisible and we (me mostly) done a lot of postholing and bottom-gliding. I also must tell, that I forgot to wear my winter boots and was walking in open-toed sandals... At least I was wearing merino wool socks with nylon liners... I must admit that without my hiking partner who was in much better physical shape than me, I would probably not make it through. I would either turn back, or try to get below the snow line... I don't know... It is difficult to tell now, but I had thoughts to stop looking for the trail and just "get out into the civilization anyhow" and if need be to make a camp for the night and continue another day.

But finally we got out of snow field still in the daylight and by 8PM we got to Dry lake. Then it became real dark, so we took a break, got our lights out, finished our last food and water and pressed on. 10 miles later hiked in the night, we got to the trailhead at about 11PM.

We completed the trail in 16 hours and it was a challenge and a big adventure!

utclimber - Apr 9, 2013 12:25 am Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2013

Vivian Creek  Sucess!

Nice peak, great trail. Took about 6 hours 45 minute round trip.


wildernesspreston - Apr 4, 2013 9:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2009

Run via South Fork  Sucess!

4th time up San G, 3rd time running. Started at the South fork trail head, ran to the summit in 1:57:27, a new personal record. My all time favorite mountain run, can't wait to be in good enough shape to run it once again someday.


Gmetzel - Mar 18, 2013 4:49 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2012




Bill562 - Mar 11, 2013 10:27 am Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2013

Ski  Sucess!

Solo from South Fork

Jeff Hester

Jeff Hester - Jan 31, 2013 8:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2010

Vivian Creek to San Gorgonio  Sucess!

Part of our training for the John Muir Trail. Hiked this with a group from HikingOC meetup group. Beautiful weather, although I wish there were a few clouds in the sky (makes for more dramatic photos).

Full details and photos of our hike here:

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