San Gorgonio 2 Day

We hiked into Dry Lake with full packs and camped.   Spring water is available.   Following morning we day packed up to the peak,…

San Gorgonio Peak

First time back to Dry Lake campground since 1983.  Great trail to the lake and then up to the peak.

San Gorgonio Summit Overnight

We started this hike around 5:45am. Made it to High Creek around 9:30am and spent about an hour at High Creek eating “lunch”, re-filling our…

San Gorgonio

19.6 miles 11,503ft elevation 5,470ft ascent 9:32

First 3-day backpacking trip

The weather was absolutely perfect. Lots of honeybees, didn’t bother us. Saw multiple deer. Trail conditions were good, overgrown in some spots. It was our…

San Gorgonio

San Gorgonio First time up San G and it was a lot longer hike than planned.  Ended up hiking back to Vivian Creek parking lot…

San Gorgonio

Beautiful! I’ve done Vivian before, so glad we backpacked this route, much more enjoyable

Did we just become best friends?

Hands down my favorite hike thus far. Great workout and training for Whitney. Got to the trailhead parking lot on Saturday at 4:40am. Only four…

My Favorite

This was my favorite hike! I loved Dry Lake and the South Fork trail was fairly gradual and kind on my knees!

San Gorgonio

I hike San Gorgonio three years ago.  It was very dry.  This year the camps (Vivian Creek, Halfway and High camp) were very green with…

San Gorgonio

Started from South Fork TH on 8/24/19 at 6:20a.m. The air temp was perfect. Coverage was spotty following the wildfire. Water was available in the…

San Gorgonio

It was a very long hike. Started at 4:40. There was plenty of people on the trail. We spent about an hour at the summit…

Amazing

my mountain number 12 with San gorgonio ended my challenge I am very happy to achieve it …. San gorgonio was afraid of it ….…

San Gorgonio

Una gran experiencia he completado las 12 montañas del Six Pack del Sur de California. El 24 de agosto, San Gorgonio. Feliz de lograr hacerla…

Still Grueling Gorgonio

I remembered why I said I would never do this one again, lol. Brutal and grueling but definitely an accomplishment. Conquering the highest mountain in…

Wanted it to end

Went up solo and took about 4 and a half hours up.  My gps came out to about 9 miles up and down.  Those last…

San Gorgornio number 5!

Deal breaker for me. 17.2 miles in 8hrs 14 mins. Longest and hardest so far on my book. Can’t wait for more!

Shear Glory

This is the toughest mountain I’ve hiked so far. I thought Baldy was a kick in the ass but Gordonio nearly broke me. The last…

San Gorgonio

This is the crazy hard hike.  It’s about 19.50 miles round trip.  

Beast Mode on Old Greyback

From the moment I woke up (2 mins before my 1:45am alarm) I felt great.  Knew this was going to be a great hike.  After…

San Gorgonio Peak

First time going up South Fork Trail and the flowers were blooming yellow and red flowers .  We took the Dollar Lake Koop up to…

Big San G!!

This hike was a beast and it was absolutely stunning. Finished in 10.5 hours. Loved it!!

Beautiful SoCal Sunset

Bugs were quite aggressive from the start up until High Creek Camp. Amazing sunset views from the top.

Greyback

Had an amazing sunset on the summit and nice, but cold, camp at High Creek. Was a great weekend!

San Gorgonio Overnight

It had been a couple of years since we’d been able to get up to San G, but I’m glad we did!  The weather couldn’t…

Gorgonio gone baby gone

Wow and, glad we’re home and done.  That was an ass kick of a hike and climb.  Loved it!  I look forward to doing it…

Tricky and hard

Very first miles was a killer and also the last two was a killer , weather was good cold and hot not a good mixture,…

Mt. Gorgonio

Mt. San Gorgonio is the tallest mountain in SoCal as it sits at impressive 11,500 ft. We got out butts kicked by its steep elevation…

First backpack trip

My last peak to finish the six pack of peaks was one of my favorites. It was my first time backpacking which helped make it…

The Beast San Gorgonio

This hike is always so difficult to finish!  Our group spent the night in San Bernardino so we could get a little more sleep before…

New fave

here’s my trail report from FB. South Fork – Dry Lake – San Gorgonio – Dollar Lake – my new favorite hike!!! So happy to…

Nice to finally meet you St. Gorg

This mountain had it all. Charmin Blossoms, shitty trail runners that don’t understand trail etiquette and don’t yield to uphill hikers, and even more douche…

Midnight Ascent – San Gorgonio

Midnight Ascent! When I was living in Australia, the mountaineering club would have an event called ‘Midnight Ascent’ where everyone would start hiking to the…

Icy Death Awaits on San Gorgonio!

This was my second attempt at Gorgonio. My first was two years ago from Vivian Creek. I took a group of Boy Scouts up and…

Rocky Sand G

Longest…….hike ever. View was indescribable.

Camping on Gorgonio with a sketchpad

Tuesday afternoon late after work I drove to the trailhead and hiked to High Creek Campground. Got there by 7:00 pm. Temperatures dipped quickly from…

San Gorgeous..

Day One Aug. 4, 2019 started at the Vivian Creek Trailhead at 9:15AM.  A buddy of mine and I hiked up and dropped packs, found…

San Gorgonio

Cool weather in the mountains – clear and sunny while hot down below. Bugs will getcha down at the trailhead … and along the creek…

Gear shakedown in SG

overnite at high creek camp to do a gear shakedown as part of training and prep for a week in the Yosemite backcountry next month.…

Taming the Beast

This was a challenging but great hike. The weather was nice, although hot at the bottom during the descent. I saw a bat eat a…

6th .. BUT not last!

Overall good hiking conditions! There were a few overgrown bushes, but I hike in long pants so it wasn’t a problem for me. I encountered…

San G and I’m Over it!

Trail was clear, only small patches of snow up top. Weather was fantastic, warm but not too hot up top. Nice cool breeze. Started at…

Night Ops

Buddy and I hit the trail at 11 pm to beat the heat and catch the sunrise at the peak.  Amazing views all directions up…

San Gorgonio

As always a super long rocky trail but always a good view from the top!

Biggest and Baddest

Started out a 4:30 am to beat the heat at the lower levels and give us plenty of time to summit.  The weather was perfect…

The beast – San Gorgonio

This is my third San Gorgonio hike and I am still not able to figure out how to do this hike without exhaustion. I dragged…

Number 7!

This beast!  This has been on my to do list for awhile, especially in preparing for Whitney next month.  We started about an hour before…

holy hell that was a tough one

that was by far the hardest hike I have done. altitude sickness all the way to the top. but worth the pain for the sunset…

Mt. San Gorgonio

This hike goes straight for the kill! The first mile is brutal. We camped overnight at the summit, so the extra gear and water weight…

San Gorgonio

Loved this trail probably one of my favorites.  The gentle ascent made it a fun day on the mountain.

San Gorgonio

Perfect day to summit for the very 1st. Started at 5:00 pm and complete within the next 11-12 hours by pacing ourselves. No altitude sickness…

San Gee

HBTH trek! Love them!

Don’t talk to me after mile 15

This is probably my favorite trail so far. Why? Because 1.) it’s the highest 2.) it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done, besides giving childbirth…

Find the Wonderful in Today

The trail overall is in excellent condition. After crossing the dry creek, that first 1.5 miles is for real (and feels worse coming down). We…

G the Beast

This hike was so amazing!Th weather was perfect. It was a little cold at the top and had to put on a sweater. We were…

San Gorgonio Peak

18 miles roundtrip, lots of bugs from vivian creek to High Creek Camp. Beautiful overnight on the summit.

Bookends #6 Last chapter…maybe

We got a little later start than what we wanted to on this particular hike because we knew full well it would be a long…

Rocks and lightning show

Beautiful day until clouds rolled in search and rescue and lightning turned our hike around just 2 1/2 miles to summit

Clear day on Old Grayback

An early start to beat the heat helps, great day for a hike. I used the stream on the way down to wet my hat…

San Gorgonio

My 3rd time peaking San G and It’s never easy to hike this beast of a mountain, however the best reward to yourself is at…

San Gorgonio or bust

Year two and happy to say it’s getting easier… Last year after this hike I said never again and now I’m looking forward to the…

San Gorgonio Loop… #11

So grateful to get this hike in whikenthere was still snow (passable).  We did the loop from South Fork trail to Dry Lake and up…

Still Snow on San G.

First time on San Gorgonio.  Used the Dry Lake (Not Dry) and Dollar Lake loop.   There is one snow field across the trail on…

Peak #4

Toughest hike thus far for me. It is a very rocky trail. I kept tripping and catching myself from falling. I almost rolled my ankle…

San Gorgonio overnighter

Perfect conditions for an overnight hike to the San Gorgonio summit. Warm towards the bottom but very little wind and cool up at the top.…

Overnight training hike for Whitney

My boyfriend and I started our overnight trip at 7:45 a.m. The first 1.5 miles was brutal. The steep switch backs were the hardest part…

Just San G and me (solo backpack)

Peak Number 5!!!!  I was able to get a permit to camp at High Creek for Sunday night going into Monday.  I really lucked out…

Backpacking up to San G.

After getting off to a late start, we took advantage of the slow and steady ascent up South Fork.  Wow!  The wild flowers are still…

San Gorgonio via South Fork Trail

The most beautiful display of flowers I have ever seen. My favorite hike. Trail was long and hot but we were distracted by the beauty.

San Gorgonio

Omg I fell in love !! This is a beautiful hike at east the first half , need to repeat soon

A walk in the park NOT

South Fork is such a beautiful hike to San G, the flowers amazing, love this trail up Dollar Lake gradual climb up and so beautiful.…

San G for Whitney training

San Gorgonio Peak tallest peak in SoCal with #Hike Beyond The Hills! This time we hiked from South Fork Trail. It was a very long…

San Gorgonio – #11 of 12 completed

Long and strenuous hike.  Great prep for Mt Whitney.  Creek is flowing with plenty of water and multiple places to fill up along the trail. …

San G!

Day was great, lots of blooming flowers that were absolutely beautiful. This trail definitely took me to a level I had never been nor imagined…

The Comeback Hike

I did my comeback hike to San Giorgino Peak with 3H Hiking Group and 213 FB Hikers.  Four weeks prior, I attempted a backpacking hike…

Mt Gorgonio

There are differing reports as to trip length. 20 miles +/- a bit seems to be about right. This is a very nice trail. After…

San G hike after 2 big earthquakes.

Contemplated whether to hit the mountains after the 2 recent big earthquakes. Was concerned about rocks tumbling. Read the mountains would absorb the shock so…

San Gorgonio

Most difficult peak of the year. Best views from the top. Got to see every peak my wife and i have summitted except for Wilson

San Gorgonio

Started at the Vivian Creek trailhead at 4 am and was at the peak at 12. Beautiful day. Wore our overnight backpacks for training,  so…

Independence Day Weekend!

Went for the big one on Independence Day Weekend! I am sure glad that I have been hiking for a while before taking on San…

San Gorgonio

Don’t ever give up. Don’t let frustration knock you down. Don’t let fear stand in your way.

The monster!!!

one of the hardest things I’ve done!!!physically speaking!!!!i was so happy once I got back to the parking lot!!!!!

Fuji-lite

Apparently, this hike’s elevation gain is on average 400ft shy of Mt. Fuji. I was not aware of this until after the fact but boy…

San Gorgonio Peak

Beautiful day. Light snow on the trail in a couple small spots, but it’s almost gone.

The Beast

What a perfect day to hike San G, cloudy at the top with high near 50 degrees. When I did this a year ago and…

The Big San G

We got up early to get to the Vivian Creek trailhead by 6 AM hoping there would be parking.  No luck, the upper parking lot…

Killer Hike: San Gorgonio

Beautiful day for a really challenging hike!  Not only is this a loooong hike (my watch clocked it in at 22 miles), but it’s a…

2 for 1 special

We did the San Bernardino Divide Trail. Started at Vivian Creek, went up Gorgonio, took the Divide trail to Bernardino and went down at Angelus…

San Gorgonio

long hike be prepare with a lot of water, because after you  walk 3 miles is not water and you start to to go up.…

The Summit of “Old Greyback”

The tallest peak south of the Sierras, and she sure is a beauty! I love the lunar-like landscape near and at the summit. Brought a…

I want my snickers!

Mommy took me and brother for a long hike and we got to campout at the top of a mountain. Mommy said I could have…

14/12 soCal Challenge

San Gorgonio Peak June 16th, 2019 3 take aways from this hike; and then some: Summited Baldy two days ago, now this one, San G.…

Sunset Moon

We made it to the summit just in time to witness a beautiful sunset to the west and the most enormous full moon rising in…

Don’t eat yellow snow!

We hiked all day to the summit and it took a really long time but Did it. I can’t believe we did it!!!  We got…

My “Achilles Heel”

Well, we all have our weaknesses or “Achilles Heel”. Even when hiking. Mine is Iron Mountain. However, today it was literally my Achilles. Pain, inflammation,…

San Gorgonio and the Dragon

Started just after 5:00 am with my friend Ken, who I met on my hike of Cucamonga, Ontario, and Bighorn. No issues on the Vivian…

Snow on Gorgonio

Seven of us made it to the summit at 5 pm yesterday via Vivian Creek. Spent 2 hours in crampons maybe a mile after High…

Old Gray Back

There was still snow going up, spikes definitely helped!

12/12 2019 soCal Challenge

San Gorgonio Peak May 18th, 2019 3 take aways from this hike; and then some: From High Creek Camp (mile 5 out of 8) it…

Giant time on Gorgonio

This was a monster.. of a great time! We headed out on Friday, all packed up with our gear we will be using on the…

Dirty 30 on Old Greyback

My birthday was 5/17, so we headed to the mountains! Camped at high creek that night, but we got there super early and enjoyed the…

San G

Snow after the first mile

5/6

Hardest of the six peaks for me. Ran out of day light and was my first hike in the dark. Good thing I brought a…

Holy cow that was a long hike

Started at 5:48am, summit at 11:50am, back down at 3:30pm. For the entire stretch to the summit that is unique to this trailhead (90% of…

The final 6th

“It feels good to be lost in the right direction” This has been the hardest day hike I have ever done in my entire life!!!…

The Beast!

We started before sunup. The weather was perfect. There were patches of snow at the top. This is the toughest hike I’ve ever done! Coming…