Ascent of Jepson Peak on 2018-06-09

Climber: Jeff Smith

Date:Saturday, June 9, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Jepson Peak
    Elevation:11205 ft / 3415 m

Ascent Trip Report

San Gorgonio Nine Peak Challenge. We started at Vivian Creek trailhead and made our way up to the San Gorgonio summit - with an early start we had the summit to ourselves. We left the trail at an obvious point to climb Jepson then descended SW back to the trail partially on use trails. Following the trail around to a saddle we followed a faint use trail up Little Charlton and then on to Charlton. We descended SW off of Charlton as we had heard going to directly to Dollar Saddle was unpleasant - this descent was pleasant for the most part. The hike up to Alto Diablo (practically on the trail) was through burned forest. On to Shield Peak and an unpleasant talus ascent and descent of this peak. Anderson Peak was an easy x-contry ascent although no views from the summit. We started seeing people again at this point as we summited San Bernardino East. Last was San Bernardino Peak which had a number of people on top. After a 1.3 mile backtrack we descended the steep Momyer Creek trail which gets quite tedious near the end as it zig zags back and forth not going in the direction of the parking lot which you can clearly see. After crossing the creek we made it to the road and had 1.5 miles or so to walk on the road back to the parking area at Vivian Creek trailhead (not much of a shoulder to walk on, luckily not many cars were driving by). Long, tough but rewarding day. 27.2 miles RT, 8118 ft gain.

Note: my GPS watch died halfway down the Momyer Creek trail, from this point down to the road then up the road to Vivian parking was added to the track using Caltopo.
Summary Total Data
Ascent Part of Trip: San Gorgonio Nine Peak Challenge

Complete Trip Sequence:
1San Gorgonio Mountain2018-06-09 
2Jepson Peak2018-06-09 
3Little Charlton Peak2018-06-09 
4Charlton Peak2018-06-09 
5Alto Diablo2018-06-09 
6Shields Peak2018-06-09 
7Anderson Peak2018-06-09 
8San Bernardino East Peak2018-06-09 
9San Bernardino Peak2018-06-09 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jeff Smith
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