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Honoring Our Veterans On Memorial Day

Peak Summited2021 Mount Wilson (SoCal)
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadMount Wilson Trailhead
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a partner
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition
Additional Informationhttp://www.instagram.com/christopher.pettyjohn

Departure: 5:45 am

Weather: Sunny, High 50's to Low 60's

Total Distance: 13.5 Miles

Time to Summit: 2 hours  27 minutes

Time to Descend:  1 hours 27 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours 54 minutes 26 seconds

In honor of our Veterans my personal trainer (who is a Vet) and I decided to tackle Mount Wilson over Memorial Day Weekend. We went early; we went HARD; we conquered. Though, my trainer was a little less prepared for my kind of hiking than he realized, lol. He said I tried to kill him by doing the hike in 4 hours or less compared to the typical 6 hours it takes most solid hikers. Long story short, we made it. There was a lot of brisk walking to the summit and nothing but jogging/running on the descent.

This makes for Wilson summit number 3 this year for me, and I'll happily do it again. If you want a partner for Wilson, reach out to me.

Happy Trails

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