Ideal day for a hike – Mt. Wilson

Peak Summited2019 Mount Wilson
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadChantry Flats
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusBugs were not too bad
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problems

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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