Rating 9 Advanced Hikers only (no beginners)
Millage 21 – 24
Time 12 - 14 Hrs
Elevation Gain 4,622
Parking Adventure Pass Required:
The Plan is to meet at south fork trail hear at 6:00am and begin the ascent the 9.8 mi. South Fork via Dollar Lake out elevation gain will be 4,622 ft.
Depending on time we will either return via Dollar Lake or hike the loop descending via Dry Lake 11.34 mi. to South Fork via Dry Lake 4,622 ft loss
Directions to Trailhead:
Mt. San Gorgonio via the South Fork Trailhead, going from Orange County, take the 91 freeway east towards Riverside. Stay on the 91 freeway which eventually becomes the 215 freeway. The 215 freeway eventually intersects with Interstate 10. At the 215 freeway and Interstate 10 interchange, take Interstate 10 going East toward Palm Springs. Exit from Interstate 10 on University which is in the City of Redlands. Make a left and follow University (You will pass through Redlands University) until you meet Highway 38. Take a right on Highway 38, going toward the San Bernardino Mountains. In several miles you will pass the Mill Creek Ranger Station (Where you obtain the additional wilderness permit if you have not gotten it early), continue on up into the San Bernardino National Forest. Highway 38 will take you to the trailhead. Exit highway 38 onto Jenks Lake Road (This road is located before Barton Flats). Take Jenks Lake Road a 2.5 of miles and the trailhead is on your left hand side. It is a large parking lot with a big sign indicating the South Fork Trailhead. (A Forest Adventure Pass is needed as well as a free Wilderness Permit for the San Gorgonio Wilderness).
South Fork Trail Info: (http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/!ut/p/c5/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gDfxMDT8MwRydLA1cj72BTJw8jAwgAykeaxcN4jhYG_h4eYX5hPgYweSJ0G-AAjoR0h4Nci992sAm4zffzyM9N1S_IDY0wyDJRBABZRw4s/dl3/d3/L2dJQSEvUUt3QS9ZQnZ3LzZfME80MEkxVkFCOTBFMktTNUJIMjAwMDAwMD)
Current Conditions (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=34.12232123650219&lon=-116.81934356689453&site=sgx&smap=1&marine=0&unit=0)
SAN GORGONIO WILDERNESS (http://www.sgwa.org/trails2.htm)
PLEASE - Know your limits and abilities. Bring plenty of liquids and sunscreen when hiking. Check weather conditions and dress accordingly and be aware of your surroundings at all times. It can be windy at the Summit, so bring layers.
Remember the "Ten Essentials" See the link below for more information.
DISCLAIMER, WARNING OF RISK ETC: YOU AGREE BY GOING ON THIS HIKE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AND THAT THE MEETUP ORGANIZERS HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR SAFETY.
I am a hiker inviting you to join me and fellow hikers. I am not a guide nor trained search and rescue member and will not carry you up or down the trail. You need to know your limits and what you need to get yourself there and back safely. You are solely responsible for your safety and well being on any event posted. No organizer or event host of this group is in any way liable for any injury or misfortune that could occur. You accept all risks when you rsvp "yes" and show up to participate for this event or any other event.
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