"What a wonderful web site, but
more importantly, what a wonderful group of people. SGVA members have contributed thousands and thousands of hours
protecting the land they love and serving others who visit there. I frequently get the opportunity to address San Bernardino National Forest volunteers, and am usually not
capable of finding the right words to express the gratitude all of us Forest Service
employees have for the work you all do. Without our volunteers, partners, and other
friends, we would be trying to shut the door, but instead, we throw it open proudly.
My dream is that every volunteer will be an advocate for the Forest. And if we
collectively can build enough of an advocacy, taking care of this special place will be
something our National Leadership can't turn its back on."
Gene Zimmerman, Forest Supervisor,
San Bernardino National Forest
11 November 1998
"My name is Matthew McClintock
and I did my internship as a Volunteer Ranger there at San Gorgonio in the summer of 1989.
It is great to see such a wonderful site all dedicated to the San Gorgonio
Wilderness. The summer I spent there was the best of my life and I will cherish those
memories forever. Thanks again for bringing Old Gray Back to my computer. Keep
up the good work."
just wanted to take a moment and thank you for all of the fantastic information you
provide on the SGVA site. While I would like to spend every available minute in the local
mountains life doesn't always allow it. I can always get away for a brief moment by going
to your site. I really appreciate the trail condition listing and
used it often this past winter."
Jeff Francisco, Riverside, CA
"Thanks for the great images. Its
been 3 yrs since I've been out and up that way. Checking out your site made me pull out
the pic albums".
JC - on Ft. Pierce Beach FL
"Although I've had tentative plans to "someday" visit the
San Gorgonio area, last Friday (July 31), at about 11:00 a.m., my mind was definitely made
up. As the TWA flight I was riding aboard turned toward the west in preparation for
final approach into LAX, the magnificence of the San Gorgonio Massif came into view. As a
geography type person, I long ago acquired knowledge of where and what was "up
there", but for some reason this particular mountain became lost in the shuffle of my
"I would like to congratulate you on the web site that you've created.
Well done. I'm sure the information will be of great use during the hiking and
skiing trips I have planned over the next few months".
"Excellent job with the
site, by the way... very useful information and good presentation. It is easy to find the
info I am looking for on your site, unlike others."
"I was quite impressed. I would like to thank all members (especially
those originals) for their concern of the San Gorgonio Wilderness. I sensed all of you
involved with this organization have a true love and appreciation for this precious
section of the Sierra Nevada."
"First off, let me commend you on a great site. I came across it a few
months ago, & every time I come back, I always find something new &
organized, lots of info. Your site is great - one of the better backcountry area sites I
have seen. I am an LA native, now in CO, thinking of coming back. Your site makes it look
like I won't have to sell my teles."
"When I was a kid, I realized the reason my father could tell me the
names of plants and birds (by their call, too) was that he'd studied biology and botany as
a student. Never did I dream, when I came to your site yesterday that I'd be able to learn
it all HERE! THANKS! What a wonderful job you've
What a wonderful resource!!!
I wish Desolation Wilderness had such a dedicated volunteer organization to provide
such a great website.
"Thanks so much for such a well crafted web site. It is one of the
most outstanding and informative sites I have ever come across."
Certificate of Appreciation Awarded to the San Gorgonio Volunteer Association
In recognition of your being selected
to receive the Chief's 1992 Volunteer's Program National Award for your invaluable
contributions to the Pacific Southwest Region in all areas of Forest management and
lending support wherever it is needed on the San Bernardino National Forest, San Gorgonio
Stuart, Regional Forester-Pacific Southwest May
I can't find adequate words to express how
much I enjoyed your page. I'm a native of Riverside and the San G.
wilderness served as a backcountry "nursery" where Ι
gained my earliest experiences as a hiker and backpacker. I climbed
Mount San Bernardino and Mount San Gorgonio numerous times as a Boy
Scout and college student; in my 20s the wilderness area served as
backyard paradise that I could escape to when I needed quick day hike
options. Now, I'm old and fat and living in the Pacific Northwest, where
I still get outdoors as a Scoutmaster -- but I've got to admit some of
the pix on your page made me misty eyed. Perhaps I'll make a trip down
south and see if I can still bag Greyback!
Paul R. Huard
folks have a fabulous web site; truly a model of excellence in the outdoor
information/awareness/appreciation/service field. Checking in occasionally
makes it even sadder that I cannot make it into your neck of the woods
cover-letter made me aware
of your web site - in my opinion TRULY, STUNNINGLY, OUTSTANDING (author's emphasis) -
which, in turn, has sparked this letter to you."
(in reference to receipt of a Thank You from the SGVA
for his kind donation)
"The next time you're working at the website and cussin', remember
that it's one of the best out there. Keep up the excellent work. Wow!"
"Again, awesome web site and GREAT photos!"
"You have done an outstanding job putting together the SGVA website. I
like the Trail Conditions, Wilderness
Trails, and Backcountry Store the best
none the least."
"I found your website while on a business trip to Pasadena from
Virginia. Picked one of your trails (Vivian Creek) and
had a great day. You all do a superb job at this site and in the SG Wilderness.
"A well organized site."
"Makes me want to get up and drive to the Wilderness."
"Thank you for making all that information about San Gorgonio Trails
available to all of us outdoors lovers! The pictures are great and tempting and all the
information is a big help."
"As a leader for the Sierra Club I've
obtained lots of helpful information to help me plan my outings. Thanks for the fine job
on the site - keep up the good work."
Ray - Hundred Peaks Section,
"I think that the web site on the
San Gorgonio Wilderness is perhaps the most enjoyable and useful of all the web sites that
I have visited since I started about two years ago. Thanks, and keep up the good