Gorgonio to Petco

San Gorgonio Mountain to Vivian Trailhead
(9 miles, +0/-5,200 feet).

Today we had to race down the mountain so we could make it to a 12:45pm Padres game in San Diego.  We called it the “Gorgonio to Petco” hike!

The night sky was spectacular, with clear views of Los Angeles in the distance.

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Los Angeles lights

From such a high vantage point, it was easy to see the very first light of dawn on the horizon.

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Dawn breaks

The early morning views were incredible, but we were pressed for time so I didn’t take many pictures.

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A cairn in the morning light
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Rise and shine!
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Alpenglow on the shoulder of Gorgonio

On the way down we actually jogged short stretches where it was not too steep, rocky, or slippery.

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Go, go, go!

We made it down to the trailhead by 9am and back to San Diego by noon, where we picked up my son Jay and headed to Petco to complete our mission!

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