Mt Wilson for the first time

Peak Summited2020 Mount Wilson
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadUpper Winter Creek
EncounteredFall foliage
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a group
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusBugs were not too bad
Snow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to cross
Trail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problems

The sun was warm, there wasn't too much wind. Lots of fallen trees obscuring the trail in quite a few places, but not impossible to find your way over, around, or under. Gorgeous horizon at the top, but the summit itself is crowded with buildings. There was some snow at the top, starting at around 4500 ft elevation, but nothing crazy. Just enough to make me miss the big piles of snow in Washington and Oregon! Lots of moss, the creek helped navigate the way back down. Parking was packed, so we ended up having to pay at the pack station. Good, moderately easy way to start the challenge!


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