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Top of Southern California!

What a great trail!! It’s a long one, but worth it. I loved this trail, the incline was gradual (with the exception of a steep…

San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek

Not much snow, didn’t even need to put spikes on, but it was extremely windy at the top so I highly recommend bringing multiple layers.…

Memorial Hike

This hike was in memory of Robert C. Carey. The goal was to hike up and find his name signed in the register and take…

Old Greyback

The weather was clear skies, sunny, and cool throughout the trail until the peak. It was really windy and cold at the peak. We had…

San G…. The Gentle Giant

What an amazing trail and peak! I loved everything about this hike! Such a subtle incline the entire way. No AS (Thank Gawd) but there…

San Gorgonio

I felt super proud of conquering San Gorgonio. Weather was perfect & we I didn’t need my micro spikes.

Oh my Gorgonio

First 4 miles is free of ice and snow but at mile 4 start off ice patches  for .25 miles another patch of ice at…

Mt San Gorgonio

Backpacked 4/29-4/30. Hiked up to high creek and spent the night there and then summited the next morning. Absolutely beautiful hike. Trail was hard to…

Very Cold and Windy San Gorgonio

Was covered in snow the whole way. Used microspikes, crampons and ice axe. Very cold and windy at the summit. Beautiful!

“San Gorgonio”

It was difficult. It wasn’t the usual trail, it was to a mountaineer level.

San G Summit

Completed this one on December 11th just before one of the really big snow storms. There was some snow on the trail so I used…

San Grand Gorgonio

My 1st time hiking San G! It was challenging! That’s how it should be. We wanted to hike off the mountain before dark but that…

# 10 Pack of Peacks

It was a long distance hike. We started at 5:30 am and completed at 6; 30 pm. I have to say, it is the challenge…

A long day!

Started at 6:15am. A bit chilly (mostly in the 40s). No wind and no one else on the mountain. Water at High Creek is available…

Thank God for Headlamps

Started this hike at 5:30AM and finished at 7:30PM. We made sure to nice and bundled up at the start of the hike, but when…

Lonely and creepy, survived it.

We started of early, and thought it would get busy on the trail. It was dark and I got creeped out by the bear country…

#6. San Gorgonio

Starting with the day permit. There were no pases left for the Vivian Creek trail, so I was able to get the south fork side.…

I wasn’t really ready

What a beautiful but extremely hard hike, especially for anyone carrying gear up to camp there like I did. I wasn’t really ready for this…

Wild and free on San G!

Started on the trail at 6:30am at Vivian Creek. Steady incline all the way up. We couldn’t have picked a better day, the weather was…

2nd Times the Charm

If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Today I am grateful for making it to the summit! It’s a WIN, considering we didn’t make…

Long and tuff hike

Some patch of ice on the trail, probably no need for microspikes. This trail was long but beautiful south fork was not crowded at all.

San Gee Fin-a-lee!

Literally no one on the trail until near the merge with the Vivian Creek trail.  Great grade, throughout, for the most part!  Nice nap at…

Gandalf the Grey on Old Grayback

My teenage daughter and I started our ascent to Halfway Camp at 4:30 pm Friday, 11/05/2021, and arrived about 7pm.  It was a very tough…

San Gorgonio

We got lost for an hour trying to find the trail from 0.5 miles onward right before the streams….finally found it.  Thereafter the trail was…

San Gorgonio Redo

Loved climbing this again on a beautiful fall day! The last couple miles at the top were challenging, but made it up and down in…

San Gorgonio

Started at Vivian Creek and set up camp at High Creek. Still enough water in the stream to filter water. Took day pack up to…

The Top of SoCal

This was one to remember! I did this hike with three other friends who were interested in checking this off their hiking bucket list. We…

Overnighter

Oh yes I do have altitude sickness!  Almost did not make it!! Overnighter! Beautiful weather! Wonderful company!!

The never-ending- trail

We hiked to high creek and spend the night. It was cold in the early morning hours, likely in the high 30’s.  The last four…

The BIG San G

This was easier than I expected, but the descent was brutal on my knees.

Gung ho @ Gorgonio

Gorgonio was one of the fabled hikes I couldn’t add to my 2020 prep roster for Mt Whitney due to the wildfire closures. I remember…

Third Time’s the Charm on Gorgonio

Despite the title of this post, I only attempted the hike once.  The “three times” refers to the number of permits I had before I…

San Gorgonio WIth Scouts

We went up the fish creek trailhead and hiked for about 7 miles to mineshaft flats. We set up camp, refilled water, had dinner and…

20 miles is brutal

Longest hike ever…started around 9:30 and finished up at 2am. Many burnt tree and saw some deers and a mountain sheep. My friend’s knee felt…

San Gorgonio

This was the hardest but most memorable hike that I have ever done in my life. The trail was mostly maintained for the fish creek…

San Gorgonio

The weather was sunny cool and breezy. The trail was long and exhausting.Great view from the peak

Solo Overnight San Gorgonio

Late morning start on a Monday less than A mile in passed a guy on a mountain bike heading down. After that I didn’t see…

San o.m.G!!!!!!!!!

I would consider myself a fairly intermediate hiker (half dome, Baldy x4, Cucamonga, Etc.). By farrrrrrrrrrr, San G was the most challenging for me. The…

San G III: From South Fork TH

My third time up San G and second taking the South Fork-Dollar Lake-Dry Lake Loop.  Unfortunately, I was underprepared for the hike having failed to…

San Gorgonio

Great hike to the top of San Gorgonio.  It was my first time up this peak and it’s now one of my favorites.  Redwood trees…

Old Greyback

Felt like I would never reach the top. The hike was good overall. Very long but nice and breezy at the top. Hardly any shade…

San G. ?

Distance: 18 mi Elevation gain: 5451 ft Moving time: 8h 18m

San Gorgonio Peak

This hike was long. Started early since it was a long hike. It was windy and cold at the summit.

Crazy Day on San Gorgonio

Hike with Vince, Sharee, and Kswizzle.  It started raining with thunder 4 miles to go.  We all started running and was completely soaked when we…

San Gorgonio

Started out in hot weather but saw the clouds a-brewing at the peak. We ended up running down in hail, lighting, and thunder. A reminder…

Last One Down- Gorgonio

Summit on the 29th and then spent a beautiful night at High Creek! Tough climb but truly amazing scenery. Met some awesome people on the…

San Gorgonio #18

Perfect day. 20.2 miles logged. Long hike with lots of gravel. Last one. #18/18

Solo on San Gorgonio!

Highest in So-Cal! Solo all the way- only one person summited before me that morning. Just me and a curious/hungry/brave lil chipmunk at the summit!

The longest hike

Starting at 6:00 am, a bit cold. Lots of burnt trees. Loved the fern so green and luscious.  The Airplane wreckage was a surprise, didnt…

Grind it out

What a day. I got a 2 hour late start due to work. My two friends got started on time at 0630. I started at…

Old GRAYBACK_Got us

Loved every Mile of Old GreyBack.. first 7 miles were breeze, last 2ish miles were exposed and luckily for us the weather was nice but…

San G

So glad we did this hike prior to Half Dome. Pretty mountain, and good workout!

San G baby!

Started at the trail head at 4:30 a.m. plenty of parking as we were the only ones crazy enough to start at 4:30 a.m. ??…

San Gorgonio Summit

Tried to hike up Vivian Creek, but was too late to get a permit.  This way was longer, but a good hike.  This was training…

Conquering San G

We started at 6ish am. I was in absolute awe with how beautiful this trail was. When I got to 10,300 I started to feel…

5 – San Gorgonio Peak

I’ve done San Gorgonio from Vivian Creek in the past, but this time there were no more permits available for Vivian Creek for the 14th.…

San Gorgonio

I’ve done San G many times but only via Vivian Creek. I always hated doing San G but do it for Whitney training. This time…

Bear!

Did the lollipop loop-clockwise.  I saw a bear crossing the trail near Dollar Lake.

San G A Toda Madre

I was a little worried about comments of this Trail having too much of a burn scar, but it wasn’t bad at all. The views…

San Gorgonio Beast

Started the hike at 6 am with an amazing group of people. Saw a few deer while going up. As for the weather, I couldn’t…

San G via South Fork

washouts on the roads up are all cleared. we started early to give Kayla some practice hiking in the dark with a headlamp – it…

#8 – San Gorgonio Mountain

This is a long and hard hike. We started at 6am, 10+ hrs of moving time.  It was almost dark when we completed the hike.…

San Gorgonio is dry

Started around 6AM and came back at 6PM. The guides say that this is a 10-hour hike but that for people younger than us! The…

On top of Southern California

A tough hike to the top of Southern California. It took us a little over 12 hours to complete the trip. The views from the…

San Gorgonio

This hike is always streneous but well worth it.  The weather was a combination of hot,cold and warm. We started at 4am… we met a…

San Gorgonio

This was a nice hike. Enjoyed it very much. I surprised myself on how well I did on this hike.

San Gorgonio

Long day. Started at 4:50am, summited at 10:50am, returned to the vehicle at 3:40pm. The last mile down right where it started to get steep…

Grinding Old Greyback

I summited the crown jewel of Traverse Range and officially completed the Six-Pack of Peaks challenge in 36 days. My friend Stephen and I began…

Greatness on Gorgonio

Gorgonio is a beast! But so great to be on top of the SoCal world. This hike is long with consistent, but not punishing, uphill.…

San Gorgonio #5

Second VC hike in 4 days for Mt Whitney training. This time with another group of friends. Everyone did great.

Mt. San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek

I really enjoyed this solo day hike and would highly recommend the same to anyone seeking to summit San Gorgonio. This was one of the…

San Gorgonio

Awesome group to help me continue through the long miles, great weather.

My Third Trail up San G

This was the final training hike for my 2021 Mt Whitney trip.  My hiking partner Bob Gagle went with me.  We met the others who…

Mt. San Gorgonio

Crazy long hike like 9+ miles single trip, plan your time accordingly to avoid downhill in dark.

San Gorgonio #4

San Gorgonio from VC with Mt Whitney teammate for training.

Gorgonio

I underestimated San Gorgonio! It really kicked my butt but I made it! I have done 6 of the Six Pack of Peaks already, but…

Gorgonio

I underestimated San Gorgonio! It really kicked my butt but I made it! I have done 6 of the Six Pack of Peaks already, but…

Easy San G

Fish Creek is the easy way up San G- I almost feel like we were cheating ???? After doing Baldy Ski hut last weekend, the…

Sunset at San Gorgonio Peak

So glad that the San Gorgonio wilderness is open again!  we backpacked in and stayed near Dollar Lake (which was dry) and hiked up to…

San G: four in a row

Hiked up on Thursday to Dry Lake from North Fork TH. Dry Lake is very Dry indeed, but Lodgepole Spring still has water. Ranger Dan…

Mt San Gorgonio

Fourth of July overnight on Mt San Gorgonio. We started at Vivian Creek TH and hiked the 5.5 miles to High Creek Camp. The next…

Viva Mt. San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek

Third attempt and succeeded!!! Vivian creek trail doesn’t get old.  There is less water compared to my previous hike in May but still as beautiful.

WHEE! on SanG

We started the hike a little after 6am. The upper lot was almost full. Trail conditions were perfect, not too buggy, and not too hot…

Fourth of July at San Gorgonio

For my sixth final peak and for the first time, I finally made it to San Gorgonio.  I couldn’t do it last year because a…

San G

Amazing trail with unbelievable views at peak. Had a blast camping at the summit!

San Gorgeous

Why go back down after 10 miles and 6,000 ft elevation gain when you can pitch a tent at the Summit and enjoy all the…

Freedom Hike

Started around 3 am and it was a really long day. No water at the lakes so make sure to bring your own. Great day…

SoCal 6POP Completed

7/3/2021. San Gorgonio, The Beast with beautiful heart & soul, I finally met you!! It’s been a pleasurably painful hiking experience…see you…again…but not soon!! ????…

San Gorgonio

Such an amazing day! I loved this hike!

Gorgeous Gorgonio

I happened across a single permit available for a weekend hike 4th of July weekend about a month ago, and decided I wanted to give…

Finally! San Gorgonio

Trail is in good condition. The weather is good. Started early and temperature was cool due to the rain last night. Water from stream is…

San Gorgonio

Beautiful day. I liked the mild grade but I logged 22 miles, too much for me on a day hike. Will camp at the peak…

San G

Watch out for that log crossing at mile 1.  Not bad going up, steady incline, nice meadow areas.  Coming down those last 3 miles felt…

Jon and me

Strenuous and hot going up, fun but exhausted coming down.

Wander Women San G

Over night Backpack into Dry Lake and summit to San G.   Long way down the second day.   A little obsessive about finding water…

Mount San Gorgonio

First time summiting San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek Trail.  Mile 2 and 8/9 are pretty stout.  We have the Excessive Heat Warning in effect up…

All day torture!

Optimal weather. Not too hot or cold with a bit of wind.

San Gorgonio

Challenging and wonderful at the same time! Tree cover on the first half of the trail and then reaches a point towards the end where…

San Gorgonio #3

Nice hike but I prefer South Fork because the views are similar and the dirt road to Fish Creek is best with a high-clearance vehicle.

Great Gorgonio

Peak #6 bagged and challenge completed! This is a great trail with some pretty steep sections, mostly at the beginning and end of the trail.…

Gorgonio joy!

Absolutely gorgeous day! I’ve done this hike before from Vivian Creek- but this route makes for a long but relatively easy day. The parking area…

San Gorgonia in a Day

Loved started at sunrise in the quiet serenity! Loved the challenge and the sense of satisfaction of doing this in a day!

San G training Hike for the Win

This was my first ascent of San G from the Fish Creek Trailhead. Though I loved the vast foliage and varying views, the road into…

San G

Beautiful hike and some water at the creeks and lakes. You can smell the burnt part of the forest at the beginning of the trail.…