Ascent of San Gorgonio Mountain on 2007-05-19
|Date:||Saturday, May 19, 2007|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||San Gorgonio Mountain|
| Elevation:||11499 ft / 3504 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI had planned to start this hike around 4:00pm and to camp at High Creek. Instead, because of traffic, I didn't reach the trailhead until about 6:30pm. I still tried to push for High Creek, but seeing a bear just past Vivian Creek slowed my progress somewhat (I would never have made it before dark anyway) and I ended up camping at Halfway Camp.
The next morning, I started around 6:30am and was at the summit at 10:00am.
The views from the top are spectacular and worth the long climb (which I am convinced is more than the 16 miles that I read about).
Getting back down seemed to take forever, especially between High Creek and Halfway Camp, and the final stretch back to the trailhead when I was once again carrying all my gear (about a 25 lb. base weight).
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||5949 ft / 1813 m|
| Distance:||16 mi / 25.7 km|
| Route:||Vivian Creek Trail|
| Trailhead:||Vivian Creek Trailhead 5550 ft / 1691 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Cool, Calm, Clear|
| Time Up:||13 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Time Down:||4 Hours |
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