A while back, one of our long-time challengers and ambassadors (she has completed at least one challenge every year since 2015) noticed that we have three challenges with some sort of Wilson in them. On a dare, she suggested we should have a “Six-Pack of Wilsons” challenge. It's particularly ironic since Mount Wilson in the original SoCal challenge is her least favorite hike.
Well Kristin, we've called your bluff.
Introducing the Six-Pack of Wilsons Challenge. This is a special challenge open to anyone registered for one of our past or current challenges. There is no additional registration required, but if you'd like to get a finisher sticker, you'll need to show proof of summiting six different Wilson-named mountains.
We already have three such peaks in the challenge series: Mount Wilson in SoCal (currently closed due to last year's wildfires); Wilson Mountain in Sedona (part of the Arizona Summer Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge); and Mount Wilson in Las Vegas (part of the new Las Vegas Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge).
And there are Wilson peaks all over the country. In NorCal, there is Wilson Peak in Henry Coe State Park. There's a 13er named Mount Wilson in Utah, and the Wilson Peak in Colorado is a 14er. But there are plenty of other Mount Wilsons around the country.
- Unlike the other challenges in the series, there is no time constraint. Complete them over several years if that helps.
- Record your summits with one or more photos, then share it in our Six-Pack of Wilsons discussion forum. Include the date, the location of the peak, and a description of the route you took (trailhead, mileage, vertical gain, etc.). You know the drill.
- Once we've verified your peaks, you'll get the Six-Pack of Wilsons Finisher badge added to your profile and a finishers list.
- You commit to following the seven Leave No Trace principles, and being a positive model for the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge series.
There may or not be some swag for those who complete this one.