Ascent of San Gorgonio Mountain on 2020-02-17

Climber: Ginger Partyka

Others in Party:Lynda G
Philip C
Date:Monday, February 17, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:San Gorgonio Mountain
    Elevation:11499 ft / 3504 m

Ascent Trip Report

Winter ascent w/ one overnight at half way camp via vivian creek trail. Most of the higher switchbacks were snow-covered and non-discernible, so we took more direct routes. Route finding skills were most certainly necessary. Needed crampons and snow axe as there was significant ice and snow, but made the call that the value of snowshoes weren't worth having to carry them. But honestly, it likely was a tossup since we all post-holed 1/20 steps up past high camp. If we'd started at 6am at camp instead of 10am like the lazy group we were, the post-holing would have been a non-issue. The gps tracks show some faffing around as my pals were testing out some backcountry skies. All in all a GREAT day out with very little other company on the mountain.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5559 ft / 1694 m
    Trailhead:Vivian Creek  5940 ft / 1810 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Headlamp, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ginger Partyka
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