Ascent of San Gorgonio Mountain on 2019-10-26

Climber: Asher Waxman

Date:Saturday, October 26, 2019
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:San Gorgonio Mountain
    Elevation:10431 ft / 3179 m

Ascent Trip Report

Decided not to continue to summit when I got to 10400+, a nice bump topped by rocks and old trees, and at least 20' prominence. My pace was too slow and uncomfortable; both heels were already in pain and would only get worse on downhill...which they sure did. Good though frustrating decision. Made it to car just before dark.
Trail was gorgeously autumnal. Water was flowing at all three campsites. High Creek waterfall was beautiful. Weather was ideal.

The summit was still about 1.5 mi away, with 1100' more net gain. If PB is correct, San Gorgonio rt stats should be at least 20 mi rt, with 8900' gross gain.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7803 ft / 2377 m
    Extra Gain:1719 ft / 523 m
    Round-Trip Distance:17.7 mi / 28.4 km
    Route:Vivian Creek
    Trailhead:6066 ft / 1848 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Time:6 Hours 8 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 9 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Asher Waxman
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