Big Falls 3A III and Vivian Creek: 3B II (Group 2)

This is a big day and a 2fer!!  Experienced Only - Wetsuits recommended!!

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Big Falls - The Blurb:  "One of the most accessible and spectacular waterfalls in the San Bernadino Mountains is called simply Big Falls.  When you leave Route 38, drive up the little spur road to Forest Falls and pass through that hamlet the waterfalls become readily visible cascading down the canyon wall on the opposite side of Mill Creek wash. Big Falls consists of a series of waterfalls that, in total, drop precipitously about 400ft down the north wall of Mill Creek Canyon. The two at the top of this series represent the major technical challenges in this adventure. They measure 140ft and 100ft respectively and are spectacular, wet and tricky rappels that are only for the experienced canyoneer."

Big Falls Beta:  http://www.dankat.com/swhikes/bigfal.htm

Vivian Creek - The Blurb:  "Some of the most accessible and spectacular adventure hikes in the San Bernadino Mountains can be found on the steep sides of Mill Creek near Forest Falls in southern California. These are beautiful wooded slopes of pine and cedar with lovely crystal streams and panoramic views. The Vivian Creek Trail switchbacks up the steep northern wall of Mill Creek Canyon. It is one of the most popular hiking trails in the San Bernadino mountains and leads eventually to the summit of Mount San Gorgonio. In this adventure you use this trail to climb 1000ft up to a place where you can easily access Vivian Creek itself. From there you follow the creek back down to Mill Creek wash. This descent involves negotiating four large and beautiful cascades using four or five exciting rappels. The water is cold and the flow may be excessive except during the summer. But on a warm summer day this is a glorious canyoneering adventure."

Vivian Creek Beta: http://www.dankat.com/swhikes/vivian.htm

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  • Klaus G.

    You guys rocked these canyons! Congrats to the first-timers!! K-

    1 · May 6

    • Eliott H.

      Agreed. Hope to see you all again...except Klaus...fuck that guy

      3 · May 6

  • Francisco C.

    Great peeps! Great double header here! Killed the double Vivian approach!

    2 · May 4

  • Brian of the Swan C.

    Big Falls sure was big!

    3 · May 4

    • Kim M.

      Thanks for the quality education at the bottom of rap 2 of big falls! ;-)

      2 · May 4

  • Kim M.

    Loved Big Falls, definitely one of my favorites so far and would love to go back and do it twice in one day!! Thanks to all for such a great time and great company!

    May 4

  • Brian of the Swan C.

    Anybody want to carpool from the Burbank area?

    April 30

    • Sasha L.

      Hey, I am coming from downtown. We can meet somewhere and go together?

      May 2

  • Klaus G.

    Alrighty folks!! PLEASE DON'T BE LATE!! This is a BIG day and a LONG drive ... We WILL leave without you if you are late! Love, Klaus

    1 · May 2

  • Steve H

    Is there prolonged water exposure or is it limited to rap'ing through waterfalls? I'm wondering if I could get by with rain pants and jacket and be okay.

    April 28

    • John C.

      Angelus Oaks, above Forest Falls, got almost an inch of precip last weekend.

      2 · April 29

    • Freddy

      I'm bringing a wetsuit!

      April 30

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