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Ascent of San Gorgonio Mountain-Northwest Slope on 2013-08-11

Climber: Michael Sullivan

Others in Party:Shelly Britton
Michael Liz
9 others
Date:Sunday, August 11, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:San Gorgonio Mountain-Northwest Slope
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:11400 ft / 3474 m

Ascent Trip Report

Distance: 18.0 miles
Elevation gain/loss: 5946 ft / 5826 ft
Moving time: 7:27
Moving speed: 2.4 mph

Climbed the classic route up the Vivian Creek Trail to San Gorgonio Mountain (11499 ft.), the highest peak in Southern California. This 18 mile route is the shortest but steepest way to the summit. It includes a very steep start, a lush woodland mountain valley along Vivian Creek, a hike through rocky terrain above treeline and passes through several primitive campgrounds including Halfway Camp and High Creek Camp leading up to Summit Camp as well. We also bagged San Gorgonio Northwest slope on the way down. Views are fantastic all the way and all the largest peaks in Socal are visible. Weather was perfect, it was unseasonable cool, sunny and clear with light cool breezes. Group was outstanding, fun, and strong and post hike celebration at Mill Creek Cattle Co. was a hearty ending to a long enduring day.

Tips:
Water was available to filter at several locations but the High Creek source near the camp looked to be the best.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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