Ascent of San Gorgonio Mountain on 2014-07-08

Climber: J Thornton

Others in Party:Michael
and Mary; very nice Californians I met at the TH.
Date:Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:San Gorgonio Mountain
    Elevation:11499 ft / 3504 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked Old Greyback via Vivian Creek trail head. Very nice hike, I recommend it (gave this an '8' rating for a hike up trail). 19 miles round trip, with 5600 vertical. Trail is good generally. We found easily gotten water at Vivian Creek camping spot about 1200 feet up, where the trail crossed the small stream. More importantly, we found easily gotten water near High Creek about half-way up the mountain at about 9200 feet; however, this tiny stream might go dry later in the summer. Note that the last two years have been very dry in this area. About 67 degrees at trail head at 7 AM.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5619 ft / 1712 m
    Total Elevation Loss:200 ft / 60 m
    Round-Trip Distance:18.6 mi / 29.9 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Dark clouds around summit but no lightning.
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5519 ft / 1682 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 5419 ft / 1651 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:9.3 mi / 15 km
    Route:Vivian Creek trail
    Start Trailhead:Vivan Creek TH  6080 ft / 1853 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:9.3 mi / 15 km

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