Ascent of San Gorgonio Mountain in 1982-11

Climber: Ron Stangeland

Date:November, 1982
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:San Gorgonio Mountain
    Elevation:11499 ft / 3504 m

Ascent Trip Report

I hiked this mountain many years ago when I lived in Riverside. I had climbed Mt. San Jacinto recently and enjoyed it so much that I decided to attempt Mt. San Gorgonio on Veterans Day (I had a day off from work). My wife & kids were visiting her folks in San Jose so I thought it would be a good day for a hike. When I got to the trail head the Ranger station was closed (Federal holiday!). I had no map, so I studied the posted map at the Ranger station and decided to hike it. Fortunately, the trail was well marked and I had no problem making it to the summit. Only saw 1 hiker coming down as I was heading up and saw 2 other hikers at the summit. I trekked through snow when I got above the treeline and approached the summit. The trek up and down was fairly easy, but I was nearly 30 years younger then and it doesn't come so easy anymore.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear

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