Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Favorite Hikes Number FOUR

San Gorgonio is the tallest mountain in Southern California.  It's wilderness encompasses almost 95,000 acres and there are numerous trails leading to its summit.  I chose to do a loop on this day and enjoyed perfect weather and, except on the summit, saw very few people.  When the crazy rat race in Southern California seems to robbing one's soul, it's a great place to escape to.

Mount San Gorgonio

Update: The area included in this hike is being decimated by the Lake Fire, which started June 17, 2015.  At this point the fire has burned over 15,000 acres and significant portions of the area I went to during this hike.  Sadly, this area will take years to recover.  It is heartbreaking to any hiker who has been in this area and those who had yet to enjoy it.

The Lake Fire


Hikin' Jim said...

Definitely a nice one. Which loop did you do? The South Fork Loop? The Vivian-Momyer Loop?


Hal Summers said...

South Fork loop