San Gorgonio/Old GreyBack 4th of July summit camping

Peak Summited2021 San Gorgonio
Type of HikeOvernight
EncounteredWildflowers blooming, Ripe berries
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a group
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusBugs were not too bad
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

Wrapping up our 4th of July celebration with a visit to the beach with family. But first a weekend picture overload.๐Ÿ˜‰ Another awesome 4th of July with parties ( thanks Melissa for inviting the boys to Newbury Park for block parties and fireworks). Then more fireworks and parties, family bbqโ€™s last night. We could see fireworks from our front balcony too~ glad things are getting back to normal here in CA.

Epic trek to Old Greyback/Mt. San Gorgonio {highest peak in SoCAL 11,503}this weekend backpacking with our friends. Tradition now, two years in a row and four for them. Up at 2am to arrive at the trailhead early to start our climb. Surprisingly not busy at the summit. Only one other person ๐Ÿ• camping besides our crew. We had it all to ourselves. We met some friends along the way-day hiking crews. The sunset ๐ŸŒ… was glorious and the sunrise was gorgeous too. This year we had the pick of the campsites and I chose the site closest to the sunrise ๐ŸŒ… which was on the side of the mountain tucked in some rocks. I literally watched the sunrise from my tent door โ›บ๏ธat 4:45am! Absolutely epic!!!

San Gorgonio via Southfork, 20.6 miles backpacking, elevation gain 4,734, calories burned 6,134, hours trekked 11:50;slow going up-fast coming down. We had our own celebration ๐ŸŽ‰ at the summit; watching the fireworks ๐Ÿ’ฅ from all the cities around us{which is different than seeing fireworks ๐ŸŽ‡ from below}.
Thank God for the ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ! The land of the free because of the brave ๐ŸŽถ ๐ŸŽต ๐ŸŽผ


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