Ascent of San Gorgonio Mountain on 2015-09-05
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Saturday, September 5, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||San Gorgonio Mountain|
| Elevation:||11499 ft / 3504 m|
Ascent Trip ReportGot to the trailhead parking lot at 7:00AM but then had to turn around and drive back down the hill to get the required permit. Ugh. Back to the trail head by 8:30 and reached the summit at 12:45, just in time for lunch. Lots of groups and individual hikers on the trail, one of whom was one of my coaches at Crossfit South Bay, who I encountered on the way down. He ended up sleeping on the summit that evening as all the other camping permits on the mountain were taken. About two thirds of the way down the mountain I ran out of gas and it seemed like the last mile to the car took forever.
Approaching the tree line on San Gorgonio (2015-09-05). Photo by Ray Thompson.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||5419 ft / 1651 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||19 mi / 30.6 km|
| Route:||Vivian Creek Trail|
| Trailhead:||6080 ft / 1853 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Time:||4 Hours 15 Minutes|
| Time:||4 Hours |
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