San Gorgonio Climber's Log

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MissH - Jul 3, 2011 5:22 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2011

Tiring but beautiful  Sucess!

Very windy - see ericd's trip report. Climbed with Las Vegas Mountaineers Club and ericd.


CaHikr - Jun 28, 2011 5:54 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2011

Fish Creek  Sucess!

Hiked from fish creek trailhead.
Nice clear day, mildly windy on top.
Snow drifts cross the trail above 10,000 but had no problem.


iditarod81 - May 30, 2011 10:13 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2011

1st peak of the season  Sucess!

Beautiful hike despite the 70 mph winds all along the summit ridge. Really eerie and grand to watch (and feel) the clouds rush in from the Coachella and San Gabriel valleys.

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - May 16, 2011 12:44 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2011

Full Value Day  Sucess!

After years of procrastination, I finally hit this one. Did it with Deb (see below entry) and Travis. Started near South Fork Meadow TH, passed Dollar Lake and climbed Dollar Couloir to the top of Charleten then over to Little Charleten. From there, we dropped slightly off the ridge to the east and traverse over to one of the couloirs on Jepson's NE face (40 degrees) and climbed up to the top. Slogged over to Gorgonio and then down climbed a couloir just left of the Big Draw. Most of the day was limited visibility and average winds around 35 mph, including driving groppel. Car to car: 11 hrs 50 min.


Deb - May 16, 2011 10:44 am Date Climbed: May 14, 2011

4th of 4  Sucess!

Traversed from Jepson after climbing Dollar Couloir, tagging both Charltons, then climbing the 3rd north gulley of Jepson. The wind was insane on the ridgeline! I got knocked over a few times and it was alot of work just to make progress to summit. We departed via Big Draw and that was easy. We finally got clear skies, no wind or graupel around 3PM. Beautiful day for climbing.


SurfinPeakScience - May 16, 2011 1:51 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010

Independence  Sucess!

Beautiful day!


SurfinPeakScience - May 16, 2011 1:51 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010

Independence  Sucess!

Beautiful day!

cwharringtonlaw - May 12, 2011 1:26 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2009

Vivian Creek  Sucess!

At 7:30pm my friends and I bumped into a guy and his girlfriend without any gear at all who had "taken a nap" on the summit. Let them borrow an extra tent and space blankets.


Haddadb - Apr 16, 2011 12:49 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2010

Fun but cold  Sucess!

Was woken up by a rescue helicopter searching for a lost hiker at midnight. Took the South Fork Route.


Denjem - Mar 16, 2011 1:42 pm

south fork  Sucess!



GigaMike - Feb 4, 2011 2:47 am Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2010

via Southfork  Sucess!

Climb Gorgonio & Jepson from the Southfork TH. Gorgonio is always a great hike/climb.


Greatshaitan - Jan 3, 2011 4:12 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2010

Second Round = Success  Sucess!

Finally made the climb up to the top after failing the first last year.


labgloves - Dec 21, 2010 2:02 pm

3X Total

Twice by Vivian Creek and once by Fish Creek. Though the drive is worse, I enjoyed the Fish Creek trail more.


MtnDoser - Dec 10, 2010 3:57 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2010

Dollar Lake to Dry Lake Roundtrip  Sucess!

22.3 mile day-trip. Started at Jenks' South Fork Trail to Dollar Lake, up to the San Gorgonio Peak, down to Dry Lake. Exhausted from my longest day hike I've ever attempted.


JanG - Nov 20, 2010 11:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

Again on Vivian Creek with Vivian  Sucess!

Two months after my first summit on San Gorgonio, my daughter Vivian and my son Christoph joined me on this very enjoyable hike. We left the trailhead in extremely hot conditions (over 90 F). Overnight at Halfway Camp, then a very pleasant early AM hike to the windy and quite cold summit. On the way down we encountered a huge rattlesnake "chilling" right next to the trail! We were back at our car by 5 PM. Vivian really enjoyed her first peak above 11,000 ft!


wvpelite - Nov 15, 2010 3:22 pm Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2010

Windy  Sucess!

Great hike up to the uncrowded summit, freezing temperatures and high winds.

setrent - Nov 8, 2010 12:48 am Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2010

Vivian Creek  Sucess!

4 1/2 hours to summit. No snow on route. A neat hike up a large peak.


tfac2010 - Sep 22, 2010 12:22 am

Nice Day Hike  Sucess!

Nice day hike.

Rick Kent

Rick Kent - Aug 23, 2010 6:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2010

3x in a day!  Sucess!

Summitted 3 times in a single day via 3 different trailheads (Vivian Creek, Fish Creek, and the South Fork). Total time: 21 hours. Distance: 48 miles. Gain: 14,000 feet.


rocketsredglare - Aug 9, 2010 6:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

Three way with Vivian  Sucess!

A group of eight grew to nine and then shrank to four. Myself and brother in law, and two newbies being introduced to the mountains. My bro and I had done the mountain before, years and years ago. One of the group got twisted up like a pretzel on the way to high camp and we soldiered on without him and let him rest. We tagged the top, SLOWWWWWLY, celebrated with a little salami, cheese and whiskey. Got my second wind and ran down to camp. Low and behold came across our friend and he was on his way UP!! Really proud of him and had a great time!!

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