San Gorgonio Trip Report (#9062)
- Signed By: Maurice Biddles
- Date submitted: July 31, 2003
- Date(s) climbed: 07/04/2003
Girlfriend and I hiked Vivian Creek with intention of summiting on 7/4 to watch the fireworks from BigBear and other surrounding areas. Both beginners with minimal hiking and backpacking experience.
View from the summit was spectacular but unless you really really really want to sleep up there, hiking with the pack full of both our gear was HARD. Also, do not underestimate the difficulty of the descent. 5500' descent over 7.5mi with 50+lb pack is hell on the knees.
Water was good along the trail. Several bear sightings during early July.