Sunny San Gorgonio

Peak Summited2019 San Gorgonio
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadVivian Creek
EncounteredFall foliage
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

Sometimes you just gotta drop everything and run for the hills. That’s exactly how this solo summit of San G. went. Without a cloud in the sky and few other hikers on trail in the early morning hours I set off. For those that have hiked San Gorgonio from Vivian Creek the trail immediately begins climbing and doesn’t relent until you reach the summit. I was prepared for the typical windy summit usually found atop old greyback and was surprised to find the winds completely calm. It was a sunny almost hot day for mid November at 11,503 ft. I soaked in the views of Mt. San Jacinto, San Bernardino peak, and Mt. San Antonio before a quick haunt back down to the trailhead. It was a magnificent day to be in the mountains.

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