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Peak 7 – San Gorgonio

Peak Summited2022 San Gorgonio
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadSouth Fork
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusBugs were not too bad
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

This is my first time going up South Fork. It’s my new favorite way up to the summit. It’s a bit longer than Vivian but the grade isn’t so steep. This made for a quick decent since I was able to run down when I could.  And the views from the windows are amazing. This is less traveled than Vivian and I only bumped into a few hikers/runners. I did some research before doing the hike. I learned to take plenty of water because there is no water source after 1.5mi, parts of the trail are rocky, and although it’s a gradual climb the altitude may slow you down. All of it was true. I took 4L of water and drank 3L; 30oz of electrolytes. I started to feel the elevation around the saddle, at 10,000’. I took my time from there to the summit. Time was 6hrs up, 4hrs down.

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