We were planning to plan hike San Gorgonio the first weekend of August but now I'm not sure it will be open or even when the fire will be contained. Will an alternate be posted? Not sure how long we should wait to see if the fire is contained and the area will be safe to hike anytime soon.
We will be keeping an eye on things and update as information becomes available. If for some reason, San Gorgonio and San Bernardino will remain closed beyond the end of July, the “fire modified” Six-Pack of Peaks will be: Mt Wilson, Ontario Peak, Cucamonga Peak, Mt Baden-Powell, Mt Baldy and Mt San Jacinto.
I received a call from the ranger station the other day letting me know that the permit that we have for San G and San Berdu in August is no longer valid due to the fire. He further said that the San Gorgonio Wilderness may be closed for some time (indefinitely).