Hiking with Angeles National Forest Ultra Runners

Peak Summited2019 Mount Wilson
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadSierra Madre
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problems

I decided to take another crack at climbing to Mount Wilson through Sierra Madre this year.  I had previously gone one day when it was raining and only made it up like 3 miles before I decided it was a little too risky with a bunch of mudslides and pouring rain.  This time around it was nice and clear and a little warm.  I was walking at a pretty fast pace and did not expect to see anything out of the ordinary.  When I arrived at the top (Summit), I saw a lot of people up there and found out there was a race going on.  The race is called Angeles Forest Trail Race.  I stuck around and cheered as some of the final runners were finishing their race.  I ended up finding out some familiar hiking/running friends had participated.  I will definitely be signing up for this Ultra Run next year.  Anyways, I hiked up and ran back down and made it down in 6 hours and 34 minutes for 13.85 miles with all breaks and stops included.  I am never too excited about the views at Wilson but the trails are great for trail running and great place to train if you are running long distance races.


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