This activity is a training hike leading up to Cactus to Clouds, October 19th. You do not have to participate in Cactus to Clouds to sign up for this hike.
Mt. San Gorgonio, also known as "Old Greyback", is the highest mountain in Southern California. It is a very popular mountain with several trails that lead to the summit. From South Folk trail up Dollar Lake Saddle onto the Peak the distance is 11.3 miles, elevation gain 4,540 ft.
This trail approaches San Gorgonio Mountain from the western ridgeline. It starts out at an easy grade and gets steeper after South fork meadows, and gets even steeper with altitude effect after Dollar Lake Saddle.
As far as the scenary, the 58,700-acre San Gorgonio Wilderness lies in the summit region of the San Gorgonio Mountain Range. The area is characterized by well timbered northern slopes, small meadows and two small lakes. Vegetation within the area varies from desert to alpine flora and fauna.
Meeting Location: Meet at the Mill Creek Ranger station at 5:45a.. The hike starts at 6:30a at South Fork Trailhead.
Distance: 22.6 miles
Elevation gain: 4,540 ft
What to bring: at least 3 liters of water, lunch, snacks, layers of clothing, sunscreen, camera, hiking poles if you use them.
You can also refer to the following link regarding the 10 essentials to have when hiking:
Also, what you bring from this list of essentials will depend on the individual's preferences, knowledge, experience, climate and locations may/will require substitutions.
Warning: Please be in hiking shape for this activity. If you cannot handle major elevation gains, long distance hikes and altitude, please do not RSVP for this activity. This is considered a strenuous hike.
Disclaimer: The Organizer and Assistant Organizers in this group are not professional guides. The function of the organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who signs up for a trip/meetup/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging you are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizer and Assistant Organizers of the Palm Springs&Inland Empire Hiking Meetup Group from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities.