Mt. Wilson – Birthday Hike
|Peak Summited||2023 Mount Wilson (SoCal)|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Trailhead||Mt. Wilson Trail Park|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||Bugs were not too bad|
|Snow Conditions||Snowfields to cross - could be difficult|
|Trail Conditions||Obstacles on trail|
Today is my birthday and I decided to do a 13+ mile hike as my first peak. Everywhere I read said this hike is difficult but I took on the challenge. Difficult was an understatement lol. I commend those who can summit with 4-5 hours. I took me 8 hours to summit and an additional 3 to return down to my car. After reaching “The Bench” the trail is covered in snow until you summit which is around 1.5-2 miles. When you reach Mt. Wilson Toll Road there are multiple huge trees that were knocked down during the recent storms. I had to climb over/under/walk around many trees in the snow. It was definitely challenging. Snow is about ankle deep but I misstepped a few times and sunk in to almost knee deep. Challengers be careful when hiking here and stay safe!
P.S. I saw bear paw prints while walking through the snow.
Happy Birthday, Yertgyji! What a great way to celebrate!
I was there that day too. I saw the bear tracks as well. 🐻