Long hike up San G

I finished my Six Pack this year on the Fish Creek trail to San Gorgonio. During my previous SoCal Six Pack Challenges my hiking group…

Conquered the Ol’ Greyback!!

Parking lot was open. Hot, Hot, Hot day for hiking.  Took longer than I thought it would, for some reason the higher altitude made my…

Killer hike

Man oh man how can I describe the hike, well it was a good hike , actually a killer hike but doable. the trail pretty…

The Beast with RJH group

Perfect weather conditions. most of the trail is shady minus the last 2 miles. Its a steady incline the whole way up but nothing crazy.…

San Gorgonio Mountain

Long day hike, bugs were bearable, trail was dry.  Water source “miller creek” 2/3 of way up, 3L of water needed to get to river,…

Epic San G

Elevation: 11,503 ft Elevation Gain: 4,662 ft Total Distance: 21.67 miles First time hiking up San G from the South Fork Trail. I was treated…

San Gorgonio: An Annual Tradition No1

For the second year in a row, our group has hiked and summited San Gorgonio during the 4th of July weekend. We “initiated” some peak…

San Gorgonio: An Annual Tradition Now

For the second year in a row, our group has hiked and summited San Gorgonio during the 4th of July weekend. We “initiated” some peak…

Google take our selfie :)

Happy 4th of July friends from the highest peak in Southern California. For this newbie to the area I can’t help get excited about this…

Mount San Gorgonio

Hiked this solo on July 3, 2020 but ended up meeting other hikers on the trail. Parking lot was almost full by 8:00 a.m. on…

Peak #15

Hiked on Friday  7/3/2020. Started hike 430am.  This was a long day, bring lots of water. Start early! Challenging trail but so worth it. Trail…

Matt vs San Gorgonio

Oy vey what a hike! Got to the trailhead around 545am and there were only a few cars. The Vivian creek lot is closed but…

San Gorgonio!!

Hiked this trail on Thursday, July 2, 2020 beginning at 6:00 am. My AllTrails app accidentally paused on me mid hike so although it says…

Killing San Gorgonio

Got to the Big Falls parking lot around 7.30 AM, not busy at all (Vivian Creek lot is currently closed).   Hiked like a maniac…

San Gorgonio

Left Redrock Flat at 3:00 a.m. for sunrise. Extremely windy hike and summit so we did not stay long. A few backpackers at the top…

San Gorgonio thru Vivia Creek

June 28th John Michael Patero and me we try to summit 9 of the San Gorgonio Peaks. We started at Vivian Creek to summit San…

San G

Decided on a solo summit! Weather was perfect and Monarchs were out in full force at the top! Took me 9 hours and 30 minutes…

Birthday hike for me 🎉🎂

We got an early start to this long day. We started at 05:45 from the South Fork trail head. The trail is very well marked…

Old Greyback

The highest peak in SoCal will never be an easy peak to scale, but is sure worth it. With an overnight at High Creek to…

Overnight on San Gorgonio 18/18

Saved San Gorgonio for the last of the 18 peak challenge.  Decided to do it as an overnight stay on the summit.  Started much later…

San Gorgonio

First time hiking this peak! 18.5 miles total time 7 hr 48 min

San G

Out of order this was my 2nd peak. It took me a total of 11 hours. Without exaggeration I nearly took 50 breaks on the…

A San G Day

Old Gray Back is finally done!! We packed into Dollar Lake to camp.  The lake was.less than impressive  but we were fortunate to have a…

South fork to San Gorgonio

We back packed to the lake and it was a brutal climb up, we slack packed from Dollar Lake to the peak which was much…

San Gorgonio No Boring Yo!

Spring flowing steadily at Dollar Lake.  A wonderful backpacking overnight trip with the Peak Hounds.

The longest hike ever

It was a beautiful and incredibly long hike! Water was flowing at High Camp. The deer were not skittish. The trail was busy but not…

Conquered San Gorgonio

Long!! Not had hard as I was expecting but long on the way out. Saw a very friendly deer and soaked my feet in the…

San Gorgonio

I loved it we started on Friday night, I did it in a group so it was a little longer, but for me it was…

San Gorgonia

Our measured distance to top from Vivian Creek was 10.4.  (over 20 round trip) Turned out to be 14 hour day with stops, etc. No…

San Gorgonio Mountain

Really glad I finished this one, but the last 2 miles were tough. Absolutely pristine day. Watch out for rattlers.

2020 San Gorgonio Peak

Well, this was it, my last one! San Gorgonio was Peak #18 and it was great to end on the tallest on in the Challenge.…

San Gorgonio

The weather was perfect. The trail itself is nice…very well maintained.

San Gorgonio

Trail is well maintained. Long hike but I liked the trail better than some others in the challenge. Less erosion and better grip for hiking…

Saint Ganondorf

18 of 18!!!!!!!!!!!!! Met up with the Taco Slayer and his lovely wife (follow them @thetacoslayers), eventually met Dave along the way, and after the…

Conquering San G

This was my second time at the top of San G. This was a huge accomplishment for me because the first time, I ended in…

San G 2.0

The hike conditions were perfect. The trail was visible. It got hot towards the end of my hike.

San Gorgonio

Great weather, finish the hike pretty quickly

magical 48 hours on Gorgonio

absolutely breathtaking.I havent been up this route since before the fires,, but South Fork is still gorgeous after the burn. So much water, and peace…

Commandrie

6/13/2020: I hiked up San Giorgino using the South Fork trails.  I started off much later than I had planned.  I made the mistake of…

Stick a Fork in Gorgonio (6 of 18)

Was planning to take on Baldy, Ontario, and Cucamonga in one day, but decided last minute to take on the beast, Gorgonio.  Having did Vivian…

San Gorgonio

We backpacked it. Hiked up Monday, set up tent at High Creek Camp (great flowing water), summited, Hiked back down to tent and then slept…

San Gorgonio

Climbing 6000 feet straight out of the car, it was a strenuous hike but luckily we had plenty of cloud cover. The ascent to the…

Above the clouds

a long day in the mountain laughing and joking… some good times r just hard to put into words…..

Looking for bear 🐻

Unbelievable being on top of the world. All you got do keep climbing keep climbing amazing rewarded views on top. weather was perfect little Windy…

My San Gorgonio

Great weather for San G hike. Hard but doable almost 20 miles and 11.30 hours. Done crowds but not terrible

The Murder Mile and everything else!

My two teenagers and I loved this hike!  Vivian Creek trail is beautiful!  The second mile is extremely steep (worse coming down).  It took us…

San Gorgonio Saturday

Started at 5:45 this morning.  Hiked with Ari and Kelly and it was a long day.  Ranged from cool, to cold and windy, to hot.…

San Gor

Started Friday morning and set up camp at High Creek. Continued to the peak in 50 mph winds the last 2 miles. Had the peak…

Memorial Day San G Peak

It was the perfect weather to hike San G. I ran into a lot of deer which made it extra special. There were a few…

San Gorgonio

Tough climb. Multiple water sources. Snow in patches above 9500. Awesome view from top.

San G doesn’t get any easier

Much needed beautiful day on this gorgeous mountain! We got welcomed by a deer right after the first switch backs and all the sounds of…

San Gorgonio

We  started walking 6 a.m. a Group of people. The road was good  there were no setbacks the weather was warm, until almost a quarter…

San Gorgonio peak

this was the most hardest hike I’ve done so far and I loved it.

San Gorgonio

#11/18 ✅   5:30am start. Great day for a hike with friends. No snow until after High Creek camp, minimal post holing on switchbacks and…

San G. North Face Chute Climb

Hiked up to Dry Lake and set up camp for an early morning summit.  Trail from South Fork to Dry Lake was covered by multiple…

9/18 San Gorgonio

San Gorgonio March 7th-8th, 2020 3 take aways from this hike; and then some: We hiked starting from the south fork trail. Our schedule was…

San Gorgonio

Great hike. The weather was good, a lot of snow still in the trail as well black ice. It was extremely hard, but double if…

Zigzag

Over all it was a good hike we start the hike around 7:00 a.m. we made it to the top around 3:00 p.m. and we…

San G is Ice Ice Baby

With the recent rain and more coming in the forecast, we figured Sunday 11/24 might be the last “clear” day of the year to bag…

Gorgonio – Peak 10 of 12

So glad we made this hike yesterday; the cloudy and windy weather caught up to us on the summit, but I’m so excited to have…

San Gorgonio

Wanted to try and get in San Gorgonio before the storm comes in.  Decided to try the recently re-opened Fish Creek Trail.  This route is…

San Gorgonio

Was able to knock this one out before it snowed a few days later. Only seen a handful of people. Did the last few miles…

Sunny San Gorgonio

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…

Brutal!

I am sometimes asked what my most difficult hike has been. Right now I can say it was this one! over 18 miles, with over…

Dude this was actually difficult

This hike was roughhhh for me towards the end. I’m not normally a stopper. A slower maybe, but not a stopper. But boy was I…

Hello Darkness, my old friend

Challenging ALL day hike… bring enough snacks and bring your lights… you will start your hike and end your hike in the dark.

San Gorgonio

Such a cool hike the day was beautiful, the view was gorgous. I highly recomend this hike!

Herd of turtles conquer San G

What a beast. The last 3 miles to the summit were brutal. I suffered from the altitude. Hiking the 6 pack of peaks has not…

Perfect Weather on San G

We could not have asked for better weather for a San G summit! Started at 5:30am with headlamps, up top by 11am, spent an hour…

Mount San Gorgonio

We started around 7:30 at South Fork. We arrived at Dry a little before 11:00 AM. We set-up camp. We had lunch. The creek was…

Highlight of the Year for Me

The hardest hike I’ve ever done next to Clouds Rest from the Valley Floor in Yosemite. And I loved every minute of it. I’ve been…

San Gorgonio

This hike was soooo beautiful, but also very long! The fall colors near Vivian creek were amazing! The last 2 miles up to the peak…

San G

I ended up starting late on a Friday and ended up at High Creek Camp in the dark, it was hard to find a suitable…

Bats in the Belfry

First time hiking San Gorgonio. Started at 6:10am, finished at 7:30pm. Walking out, saw a deer grazing just off the trail. After dark, many bats…

San Gorgonio

San Gorgonio was the beast that I was anxiously anticipating. It did not disappoint!  It was beautiful with amazing views. Like many have said, the…

The Mighty and the Beast!

❤️⛰🏃🏼‍♀️#12/12: San Gorgonio Peak ✅. The Beast lives up to it’s name! Not for the faint in heart! @ 11,503 ft, SG is the highest…

Me, Myself and Gorgonio

What a beast. This hike tested my physical fitness and mental preparedness. Altitude got me too. All in all, this was probably the hardest hike…

Gorganteous

Beastly hike, from the beginning to the end. The meadows were absolutely incredible again! The views and feeling of triumph at the top were well…

Peak 6 of 6

A gorgeous but chilly day to complete my Six Pack of Peaks!  Wow!  What an adventure today! We arrived early in the morning in our…

San Gorgonio

Amazing experience. Hardest thing I have done so far. I had altitude issues, and was exhausted but made it to the top. It was about…

Wind

Nice clear trail. Fairly warm for the first few miles. Around high creek camp it started getting a little cold. The summit was super windy…

San Gorgonio… take two!

There are two small patches of snow at the top and it was super cold and windy! For some reason, this hike always gives me…

Mr Windy

It was highest elevation I did in one day hike in my life

San Gorgonio

This was by far the most challenging I have completed for this challenge.  The first 2 miles are difficult and the last 2 miles are…

Schön Berg! Our finishing hike.

This was our last and final hike of the six pack. The cloud blanket way below was one of the most beautiful things I have…

San Gorgonio

Phew! 12 peaks done! San Gorgonio was the perfect ending to my awesome adventure with SoCal Six (twelve) Pack of Peaks. I celebrated by staying…

San Gorgonio

Today i’m finish my 12 peaks y i decided to finish with san gorgonio. Greats adventures. it’s the first time i do this challenge .It…

San Gorgornio

Beautiful day!  Saw a family of deer in the morning.

Oh Gorgonio!

All I can say is wow. We were above the clouds. Beautiful views. Longer than what All trials said it is. It took us about…

San Gorgonio

Left trailhead at 0420 and returned at 1920, long day. Great people on the trail as always. Not nearly as crowded as I feared, maybe…

Long Time Coming

San Gorgornio really wanted to make sure we respected it. I originally attempted to hike San Gorgornio on September 2nd with my good friend, Antonio.…

OMGorgonio…beast peak!!

Surely the toughest out of the 7 peaks I hiked this year. All day hikers to this summit should give themselves two pats on the…

San Gorgonio for the finish!

Tackled this mountain in my final of the six pack on Saturday, 9/28.  Made it to the trailhead by 6:45 am and parked in the…

Save the best for last, San G

Perfect day to hike San Gorgonio, weather was sunny with clear skies and being above those clouds with no wind was amazing. I started at…

Hiking solo facing fears!

My Solo backpacking trips always has its fair share of fears! First,  I thought a bear was at my campground but found out later it…

Beast

This will beak u, its the toughest hike, u have mentally push through it

San G

Bugs weren’t a nuisance until later in day. Small patch of snow at top still. Trail is rocky. AllTrails says 17.2 miles, but they’ve rerouted…

Rise and Climb

San G baby! We made it, last year’s fire season had me missing out on this monster. She is tough but so beautiful,  really lovely…

San G

It was a beautiful hike. It was my first early hike.  It was the longest hike I’ve been on and not my last. I just…