TrailNails: San Gorgonio Backpacking Summit

Peak Summited2019 San Gorgonio
Type of HikeOvernight
TrailheadMill Creek Parking Lot Trailhead
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a group
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusBugs were an annoyance
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

This was my 2nd attempt at San Gorgonio. My boyfriend actually came with me to this one for moral support and he backpacked with me to Halfway Camp.  I summited with a wonderful group called FRIENDS THAT HIKE, and we had a fantastic leader. We started at 3:30 am with a full moon! When we got to Halfway Camp morning started to break and I dropped off Joe and my backpacking gear and continued with my daypack.   The group went from 21 to 18 and all 18 summited this trip! I was pretty good on most of this hike but the last two miles kicked my butt. I had a lot of doubt running through my head but with the help of the sweeper and my trail end sister Marcella we summited!! This was the most emotional I have ever been at a peak! It goes to show how far you can push yourself and how mental it is! I got to take a great photo with all 18 people from our group. Then people started to ascend. Coming down felt like forever. My feet hurt and I was very grateful I chose to stay the night at camp.  When I got down and say my love Joe it was the best thing to see for me. He ha dinner ready and the tent set up! I WAS SO DONE!! I CRIED AGAIN! IM DONE! YAY!

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