The plan had been to do the Vivian Creek trail, but we got too late of a start and there were no more permits left so this route was suggested. Glad that we took it because the views were amazing. Did the trek to the peak and back in one day on this route.
Camped at Dry Lake. Still some snow on the ground between the lake and the summit. Fun trip. First time I pooped in the woods.
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.
south fork trail to dry lake and then up with the big draw and on to the jepson/san g saddle. x-c snow climb.
Too much fun!
South Fork trail to S. Fork Meadows, then followed drainage up to flats below north face. Climbed snow chute to the top.
Penelope and I hiked up the Dry Lake Trail to the summit and continued down via the Dollar Lake trail back to our car at Jenks. The round trip was made longer as we had trouble finding the Dollar Lake saddle ( we have not been there before). We backtracked a bit (1.5-2 miles) before correcting our error. We liked connecting the two trails this way. A wonderful day hike. 26+ miles, 11+ hours RT.
From Jenks to Dollar Lake to San Gorgonio Peak to Dry Lake back to Jenks.
We did the SF Lollipop. Went up the Dry Lake route summited then came down the Dollar Lake route. Summited with Liz and Adam.
Great day hike to Dry Lake. Wonderful scenery!
Love the South Fork Meadows especially with their mossy greenery and flowers :)
Followed the trail to about .5 miles above Dry Lake, then headed straight up the slope. The last 500 feet of small, loose scree was strenuous. Made for a fast descent, though. Car-to-car in 7+ hours.
I definately underestimated this route, especially with snow on it. It was clear of snow until the trail spilt for Dollar Lake. We went up that trail, climbed Charlton via one of its North Couloirs, and then went on to bag Little Charlton, Jepson and San G (!!!). We cut it a little close with time. We came down a chute around Jepson and just followed the drainage knowing that it would meet up with the South Fork Trail. We just found the trail again right when the sun set...it was pretty easy to follow in the dark with a headlamp, but I was wayyyyy tired.
compared to Vivian. done many times over the years, mostly in winter
Start of my first week long backpack trip over Gorgonio to Baron Flats, through Big Bear and ending at Green Valley Lake.
Camped @ Dry Lake, what a trip. Ahi tuna for dinner...
Got a bit lost on the way up due to the snow covering a switchback. Camped at Dry Lake for an early morning summit to San Gorg.
this is my favorite TH to start from for Gorgonio.
It has been 2 years since I first saw this route and I have wanted to return ever since. Finally got the chance and what a great hike it was. Hiked up to Dry Lake and then up the third chute to the right on the north face of the Jepson San G ridge. Snow was scoured and mostly ice in the chute but it sure beat post-holeing through the trees. Winds were 40 to 50 MPH on the ridge.
Made a nice 3 day overnighter out of it. Camped at Dry Lake before hitting the summit and then camped at Dollar lake before heading back to the car. Fun trip