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The Big (San Gorgoni) O

Peak Summited2020 San Gorgonio
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadVivian Creek
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
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

The El Dorado Fire broke out as we were ascending and there were several discussions with other hikers about whether we needed to turn back or not.  Ultimately we determined that there was minimal risk of the fire reaching the trailhead that day and we kept climbing up…and up….and up.

The most mentally and physically draining hike in the challenge was also the most rewarding and being able to share the experience with these amazing humans made every step worth it.

Kristen Walton

Jennifer Phillips

Gene Peterson

Shawn Kirchner

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