|Peak Summited||2020 Mount Wilson|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Trailhead||Winter Creek Trail down Sturtevant Trail to Chantry Flats|
|Hiking Companions||Hiked with a group|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||No bugs|
|Snow Conditions||Snow free|
|Trail Conditions||Trail in good condition|
Hiking in mid-May was the perfect weather for this hike. Started around 6 AM and ascended for most of the Winter Creek Trail in the shade. Winter Creek Trail has a set of switchbacks that are manageable and just when you think you've had enough of them, keep going – because that means you're almost to the end of the switchbacks to the top of that portion of the trail.
The descent down Sturtevant Trail was a bit challenging for me – there were several areas where the trail had a lot of large rocks creating step-downs that can get tiresome to navigate.
At the very end of the hike is about a seemingly short ‘climb' to the parking lot on a paved fire road which feels like an eternity to walk up after a 14 mile day.