Hike Log

Ideal day for a hike – Mt. Wilson


Chantry Flats

Type of Hike:

Day hike

Trail Conditions:

Minor obstacles posing few problems


Road suitable for all vehicles


Bugs were not too bad


Snow free

This is the ideal time to go.  I did this hike last year in the summer – the bugs were much worse, and it was really hot and exposed at the end of the hike, coming back up the fire road.

This year I elected to take Upper Winter Creek since you start going up right away.  Unfortunately Upper Winter Creek has a 250′ or so drop (that must be climbed on the way back) before getting to Hoegee's Camp.  Oh well.  It was shadier so I still preferred this way.

There are some fallen trees blocking the path in a few places.  Not a big deal to get around/over.  Near the top I missed the switchback path and took the fire road out and around to the top – it added a bit of distance but was fine.

This hike is tough – I find Baldy via Ski Hut/Baldy Bowl trail to be less strenuous.  14.5 miles with the fire road error.


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