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Like a G

Actually not as strenuous as I was expecting! Beautiful views on the way up. Crazy fire broke out on our way up, so I am…

Old Grey’s Back ( Gorgonio)

Fantastic ass kicker day hike! You hike through beautiful terrains, prairie like areas, rocky, and just stunning views. Possible to do in a couple of…

The Big (San Gorgoni) O

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…

Mt. San Gorgonio

We hit the trail @ 5:30AM on Sat., Sept.5th. The bugs were a huge annoyance! Two of us ended up with a bug in our…

Is that really a fire?!?!

We started early on one of the hottest days of the year. When we got high enough, we saw that the ridge on the other…

Whoa San Gorgonio

This was a beautiful and challenging hike. Beginning and ending were challenging. The elevation definitely was tough. The vivian creek was beautiful. I loved this…

Mt. San G Baby!

This was the most difficult hike for US. It was absolutely amazing! Always humbled by nature.

Fire!!!

Went up via South Fork Trail-Dry Lake Trail-Sky High Trail. We only met couple of hiker on our way to Dry Lake which was not…

Fiery Hike to San Gorgonio

This was my first time to hike from the South Fork Trail. The plan was to head to San Gorgonio via Dry Lake and then…

San Gorgonio Peak

Started very early the weather was perfect inclining up. To the peak was windy and could see a fire burning on another trail. From the…

Yikes

Late start for us, 7am . Got hot rather quickly and well the Apple Fire exploded today. Hope everyone managed to get off the mountain…

Hiking into Mordor

This trip started as a backpacking trip to Dollar Lake, were my buddy and I would set up camp, refill water, and then hike to…

Ominous Day On Gorgonio

Had a permit to do San Gorgonio camping overnight at Dollar Lake. By the time we got up to the summit the Apple fire was…

Highest Peak in SoCal

Started at 5am and didn’t finish until 6. It takes a full day to conquer the highest peak in SoCal. The apple Fire was burning…

Out in the nick of time

We started the day at 5:30am- the parking lot was already packed. We noticed smoke early in the day but it had also been there…

Out in the nick of time

We started the day at 5:30am- the parking lot was already packed. We noticed smoke early in the day but it had also been there…

Where there’s smoke…

We started the hike early in the day and it was beautiful seeing the sun come up and fill the valley with light. We knew…

Loopey do Loop to San G

This hike was the first time I had taken the South Fork Route and done the loop instead of an out and back. The loop…

MtSanGorgeous

OMG!!!! Long long long hike ever to get to the top!!!! It took me 11 hours ….. why??? I had a ruck bag weighing about…

San Gorgonio

The first mile is pretty steep, then it levels out after that, making it a nice gradual incline. About 2.5 miles before the summit, the…

San Gorgonio

And done! A very fitting finish to the SixPack challenge. I have hiked this trail a couple of times before but tend to forget the…

HikerSparkie

Another great day of hiking!! Little windy at top.

Gorgonio under the stars

Started this hike at 10pm and had the best weather. Water is flowing. Got to see a beautiful sunrise. Summit was really cold and windy.…

San Gorgonio

My first time up to this peak, love it!

San G

Hi winds at the top, but overall great day hiking to San Gorgonio. 19 miles roundtrip.

San Gorgonio Summit via Fish Creek

Great trip with my three boys!  Cole (17), Landon and Justin (13) and I hiked in to Fish Creek Saddle Camp on Friday, then summited…

San Gorgonio

Celebrated my 18th peak on this mountain with my Trail Sisters supporting each other’s accomplishment. This mountain is never easy, humbling experience.

Overnight to San G

Hiking San G from the South Fork trail as an overnight trip is my new favorite route to this peak.  Although I’ve only ever gone…

Gorgonio

Slept in the car at fish creek trailhead the night before. Beautiful trail and scenery, made sure to stop and see the plane wreck.

Mount San Grogonio

This was a long and rewarding hike. Excellent warmup for Whitney.

Top of the World

Awesome hike! A little bit on the warm side. Vivian Creek trailhead doesn’t provide a lot of shade – bring sunscreen or feel the burn.…

Hiking the “Old Grayback”

You get a sense of pride when you’re able to claim that you’ve reached the summit of the highest peak in Southern California; “The Old…

San G

One of the longest hikes! Felt like forever but wouldn’t change a thing. We started at 3:45 to beat the sun and it was great…

San Gorgonio – Morning Hike

Smooth hike! And amazing views.  I slipped 3 miles in but pushed through my tail bone pain and completed the 22 miles. My legs were…

The Great Gorgonio

If you mention the name “San Gorgonio” to any Southern Californian, they will know it as one of the toughest mountains to summit, and the…

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…

Two in One Part 2

I took a three day backpacking trip with my brother over the 4th of July weekend. We began at the San Bernardino Peak trailhead in…

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…

San Gorgonio

Peak number 15 of the challenge San Gorgonio, a lot of fun with a great group of hikers.

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…

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…

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…

GOGOGORNIO

I was so nervous with this hike. Because I’am powerhiking with ultra runners. It was my first hiking with them that’s why I went on…

Windy adventure chasing friends.

Amazing beautiful hike. It was very windy and chilly at the peak. A friend almost lost her hat. It was hard to stand at the…

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 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…

Weekend 6 – San Gorgonio

Since the parking here was supposed to be very limited (and it was – when I got back down it was a madhouse of people…

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…

Father’s day hike

Nice weather  in the early  morning, some patches of snow  at the top ,im glad that the big group the was there overnight  get down …

San Gorgonio No Boring Yo!

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

San G

San G via Vivian Creek

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…

Mount San Gorgonio

I heard this hike described as: “The greatest hike that I never feel like I need to do again.” It’s the perfect description. This hike…

Tallest Peak in SoCal

Where do I start? Damn. So I have sort-of attempted this hike a handful of times (sort-of meaning I was supposed to hike with a…

San Gorgonio

Climbed San Gorgonio. The highest peak in Southern California. #3 of the Original Six-Pack. Three to go!

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…

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 Mountain

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

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

San Gorgonio tout en haut!

May be hike #4 or 5 for me to this SoCal landmark. It is not an easy hike but I always enjoy it. Never tried…

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…

San G via Dollar Lake

Took the long walk up to San G via Dollar Lake. As always, a good time was had by all.

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…

Scenery

Still has patch of snow, long hike!

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.