San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek
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Scott Pickard
(gon2srf)

Locale: Southern California
San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek on 10/23/2012 17:14:49 MDT Print View

Anyone up for a one nighter this coming weekend October 27/28?

Vivian Creek trailhead to High Creek camp Sat.
High Creek Camp to San G summit and back to Vivian Creek Trailhead Sunday. I have reliable transportation and keep a fair pace. Training for a Whitney trip on Nov. 12-14. if anyone is interested in that as well.

Edited by gon2srf on 10/23/2012 17:15:50 MDT.

Scott Pickard
(gon2srf)

Locale: Southern California
Vivian Creek Trail on 10/26/2012 13:51:00 MDT Print View

I will be at the trailhead at 6:00 am tomorrow morning if anyone is up for a nice hike. 9.3 miles to the summit. The weather should be epic...just like New England??

Erik Basil
(EBasil) - M

Locale: Atzlan
Re: San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek on 10/29/2012 13:30:47 MDT Print View

Did you snap any shots?

Scott Pickard
(gon2srf)

Locale: Southern California
San Gorgonio on 10/29/2012 16:42:49 MDT Print View

Hi ErIc

I took several with a small instamatic and my Galaxy II. I ended up sleeping on the summit which was quite spectacular due to the recent Santa Ana winds. I will add a link to my Photobucket account in this evening.

Edited by gon2srf on 10/29/2012 17:13:23 MDT.

Erik Basil
(EBasil) - M

Locale: Atzlan
Re: San Gorgonio on 10/29/2012 17:02:28 MDT Print View

Ha ha ha!! Did you sleep right on the summit, tucked in next to the rock wall? I did that once and darn near blew off the mountain, but for the minor windbreak from the rocks. Impressive winds whip up over Big George!

Scott Pickard
(gon2srf)

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: San Gorgonio on 10/29/2012 17:26:46 MDT Print View

Almost no wind as the weather moved from slight Santa Ana conditions to calm. It may have been 3-5 mph in the wee hours before dawn. It was quite cold however turning water in our bottles to partial ice. I quasi cowboy camped with my Synmat UL7, Marmot Helium and ID bivy and was very confortable. The waxing moon was blindingly bright.

f you go to Google Earth you can see the two stone windbreaks we utilized. They are just southeast of the summit. On GE the one occupied by a red tent and the other to the east are them. Google Earth both amazes and scares me.

Edited by gon2srf on 10/29/2012 17:33:15 MDT.