Recently, myself and a few friends had the chance to go hiking/backpacking on Mt. San Gorgonio. The purpose of our weekend adventure was to relax and have a good time. There was snow present last weekend above 9,000 feet from our first rainstorm of the season. I would imagine that most of the snow is gone by now, especially given the recent warm spell we had this past week in Southern California. Regardless of the current weather in the Los Angeles basin, now is a great time to visit the San Gorgonio Wilderness, before winter storms become a regular occurrence in Southern California and the days get shorter. If you have not visited the San Gorgonio wilderness recently, you might want to put it on your to do list. A couple of good options to check out are Dry Lake, Mt. San Gorgonio via the Vivian Creek Trail, or Mt. San Gorgonio Via the South Fork Trail.
There are some great camping locations in the San Gorgonio Wilderness. Some great camping options along the Vivian Creek Trail are Halfway Camp and High Creek Camp. The best place to camp along the South Fork Trail is Dry Lake. Or for those looking for a true night out, you can get a permit to camp at the summit of Mt. San Gorgonio. In my opinion, dry lake is one of the best wilderness camping locations in of all of Southern California. We have posted a couple of pictures on this post from last weekends trip. If you want to see more pictures make sure to check out our Facebook Page.