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Doomsday

Got lots of mosquito bites. Probably not the best hike to be the first one of the season… it was soooooo long!

Mt Wilson. I could have driven?

Hiked Mt. Wilson at 14 miles! It kicked our butts but it was fun! 😀 2 peaks left to complete our 6 pack of peaks…

Mt Wilson Summit!

I talked my roommate into going with me. We left our house around 0230 so that we could get to the trail head around 0445.…

MT WILSON SOLO

Started up trail at 5:30am. Back 2/30pm. The ascent is out of the sun when you start early. Hot going down…100.

Third Time is a Charm

Third Time Is A Charm!!!!  We attempted this three times and we finally made it.  First time, too snowy and not enough water/food and snack…

Mt. Wilson

Marine layer rolled in so we had a nice cool hike.  We were above the clouds when we reached the top!

Steep hike

Kinda open at the beginning,but then there’s shade about 2 miles in, we crossed 3 bee hives.really humid day. Windy at the top

Geepers, Mr. Wilson! 🤓

We dropped a vehicle off at Mt Wilson gate with an adventure pass displayed the evening before hike. Awoke at 4am; left house at 5am;…

Mt Wilson

Trail was well groomed and in the shade all the way up!

Mount Wilson on a whim

Great afternoon Hike.  Decided to go mid morning.  Glad I did it.  The trail was great the weather was great and I enjoyed the exercise.…

Hot as hell on Mt. Wilson

This trail was fully exposed for a good portion of the start and the last mile. It was blazing hot when I hiked it and…

Mt Wilson

Great day to hike Mount Wilson, not too sunny or hot. We didn’t find a summit sign at the top but explored the cosmic cafe…

Mount Wilson

After completing the nearby peaks (San Gabriel, Disappointment, Deception, Lowe, Markham, and Occidental), I drove up Wilson.

Mt. Wilson

Death defying scramble, bees and views.

Foggy Mt. Wilson

Had planned to start at Santa Anita Canyon trail head, however there was a trail race going on and I was denied access. So, I…

Beating the race up Mt Wilson

Went up early Saturday and didn’t realize that the Mt Wilson trail race was happening that day. I also didn’t realize that the race didn’t…

The Struggle Was Real!

Great, challenging trail! The weather was great, majority of the trail is shady with great foliage, trees, and wildflowers. The trail is well maintained up…

Mt Wilson!

Beautiful overcast spring day, with lots of wildflowers in bloom!

Mt. Wislon

Gorgeous weather, maybe 70 degrees at the summit. Hiking up through misty trail and emerging above the clouds to finish was a surprise bonus. A…

Mt Bear 🐻 Wilson

It’s a nice incline type of hike with plenty of shade from First Water,Orchard Camp to b4 bench. Becomes sporadic after. Lots of mosquitoes and…

My. Wilson

Hot sunny day hiking to Mt. Wilson.  A lot if trail runners and bug.   Very hard to find shadow to stay out of the…

Mt. Wilson

AM 7;00 Start AM 11;30 Summit PM 2;40 Parking lot

Mt.Wilson

Trail was in good condition,had a 5a start time so we beat some of the heat. Weather was good but got abit warmer toward mid…

Mounting Wilson

Hot day to summit, but clear and beautiful. Not crowded at all, probably due to the temps.

Long hot day at Mount Wilson

So perhaps 93 degree isn’t the best condition for this hike. It was hot and long (we clocked 16 miles) and the bugs were out…

Mount Wilson is NO joke!

Mount Wilson via Sierra Madre is the original trail (since 1864) to go up the Mount Wilson Observatory. It is NO JOKE with its relentless…

Mt Wilson

Lots of trees and vegetation on this trail. Helped with the intense sun. Nice to have water available at the top to refill our bottles…

Mount Wilson

Trail conditions were good. weather was perfect little bit of a cool breeze. felt good on hike. completely underestimated Mount Wilson Trail only being 5710…

Straight up Mt.Wilson

Hiking up to Mt. Wilson via Sierra Madre was really nice. You can park in the residential area. At the start, theres a cool small…

Mount Wilson [05/10/2022] Peak 3/6

Beautiful and scenic on the way to the top. I stopped to take pictures many times. Well maintained trail. The view from the top was…

Don’t underestimate this hike

Although not as scenic is I would have liked because the clouds were covering everything,  it was a great hike! The first quarter is very…

Mt. Wilson (2 of 6)

Was a nice overcast day with very little foot traffic. The top was a bit anti climatic due to the big parking lot for the…

Mount Wilson

Beautiful hike! The weather was great, and everyone on the trail was super friendly. I brought extra water, but it was nice having the cosmic…

The Accidental Alpiners 1/6

Hike was great, trail in great condition after being reopened. Hiking up and through the clouds into the sun at the top was great beautiful…

A glimpse of the Stars

4/30/2022: I finally revisted Mount Wilson after a four hiatus.  On a beautiful sunny Saturday, I hiked up to Mount Wilson with 213 Hikers and…

Busy day on Mount Wilson trail

Cool sunny Saturday in late April. Started a little before 7a and the trailhead was packed! As usual, the crowds thinned after first water and…

Mount Wilson

This was our first peak and, out of five, the toughest so far!

Mt Wil(lpower)son

First of the six pack challenge for this new hiker and it was an uphill battle, every pun intended. We had to go via the…

Mount Wilso

The trail is really well maintained, there were a lot of volunteers out on the day of our hike. However, there is still an abundance…

Thankful for layers!

Started our trek in the dark and were blessed with beautiful views along the way. Towards the top, it started getting super windy! We took…

My Wilson Trail 4-23-22

This was one of the most beautiful trails I’ve hiked or mountain bike. The weather conditions were perfect, temperature perfect and the skies were clear…

Wilson

This was my longest hike and the toughest. I find my knee hurts on the was down Mt Wilson trail. I hiked up to orchard…

Mt Wilson Peak #2

Overall Good hike! I underestimated the elevation  gain. It was wonderful weather and the trail was in good condition. There were trail runners and mountain…

Mt. Wilson death March

Our summit picture says it all. We died today. I got 1 hour of sleep and due to a required late start, the trail was…

MT WILSON

Challenging hike but so beautiful! Definitely a well travelled trail, saw many hikers, trail runners and bikers. The cafe was open and even more people…

Wilson Wisdom Beauty

Probably my favorite hike to date. Weather, atmosphere, smell, beauty, well kept maintenance were second to none.

Mt. Wilson

6hr 20min 14.68 miles Started at 6am – light crowds that thinned as we climbed.  Reached summit about 9:40.  Hung around up top for a…

My Wilson

Very difficult hike. Trail conditions were incredible though. It rained the night before so everything was wet and green. Weather was mostly cloudy mid 60s.…

Earth Day Eve Mount Wilson

This was our first hike of the challenge! Trail was very well maintained. Was warm on the ascend, comfortable in shorts all the way up, chilly…

Earth day eve Mt Wilson

As a beginner hiker, this trail was TOUGH. It’s 7 miles up and 7 miles down with virtually no flat terrain to give your legs…

Mount Wilson

Hike was amazing overall! I was feeling a bit out of shape and trying out new trail runners (altra lone peak 6) and had some…

Mt. Wilson✅

The hike was long yet enjoyable. I definitely recommend getting a banana split at the cosmic cafe. 

Mount Wilson

Hiked on Sat with cool and overcast weather on the way up, and sunny for the final 2 miles on the way down. Mile 5…

Mount Wilson with Wildflowers Galore

Absolutely beautiful trail with loads of wildflowers right now.  The trail was shadier than was expected, which was a nice surprise. I still wouldn’t want…

Mount Wilson

I encountered very thick fog/clouds and cold temps at the summit and did not stay up there long. Aside from that, it was a fun…

Third times the charm

Trail was awesome! This was our third attempt to get to the peak. Cool weather throughout hike. We were above the clouds at the top.…

Starting with a Sandy Scramble

Starting off hot in April for my first of the Six Packs of Peaks Challenge (So Cal)! It was a balmy 70ish degrees day to…

Wilson hike

Starting early is the best approach. Sunblock, water and snacks is a must. Amazing views from the top.

Hot and sweaty

The hike was so beautiful and green and lush. The was water in the creek. Hardly any other people were out hiking today, and just…

“Will soon” be 3

My 3rd Peak Challenge! It was way toooo hot to be hiking 15plus miles but my girlfriends were amazing!!! We motivated each other & stayed…

MT. Wilson in the fog!

So originally we were going to use the Chantry Flat Trailhead but it was closed (what’s up with that!) We ended up at Santa Anita…

Mount Wilson

Weather was good for an April Spring hike but too many bugs.  Cosmic cafe was closed, they only open weekends.  Well marked trail.

Mount Wilson

Awesome hike. Mile 2.5 to 4 intermittent shade, glad started early. Not busy , just a few people. First time hiking with a dog and…

Mt. Wilson

The hike was pretty challenging.  7 miles of consistent steepness to the very top nearly broke me.  Met a couple on top who was also…

Reaching for the Stars

Beautiful view of the cities below at various points. Flowers blooming and fragrant. Got to see blue birds, hawks, lizards, squirrels, and a deer as…

Wilson with No Sleep

Mt. Wilson without sleep + the weather forecast was off by almost 10 degrees. We started at 5:30 am and I was sweating non stop…

Mount Wilson Shuffle

Started this hike before sunrise. Had about an hour and a half of trail before daylight. The trail was overcast until you pass the clouds.…

Mt. Wilson

Started at 5:45 a.m. Lots of people in the trail for a Sunday. A pretty tough hike with the elevation gain. When we got back…

Mt. Wilson via the Toll Road

Took a new route up Mt. Wilson.  Via the Toll Road.  Here is the video of the hike. First off, watch for parking signs. Most…

Mount Wilson

Fun hike! Not the best view at the top. It was a lot more steep than I anticipated, but a great calorie burner.  

Wild Wilson

We hit the trailhead a little after sunrise and took the trek up to the top.  After a snack, stretch, and little break we took…

My. Wilson

It was nice! But it got hot at the end. Take at least 3.5 liters of whatever & food. started around 6:45AM and summited at…

Mt Wilson is always tough . .

Have not done Mt. Wilson in 5 years . . . I knew Cosmic Cafe was not open but I did confirm that water from…

Mt Wilson

Started at 6am at 52* and finished at 1:38pm. Slight wind and not too bad at the top of the mountain. Felt nice. No snow.…

First Time Wilson

This was my first time hiking Mt Wilson up to the observatory, had loads of fun with my wife.

Beautiful Mt Wilson

Loved hiking this trail with my husband, perfect weather conditions during this tome of year.

Sunday Stroll

Planned on taking my dog to Henninger Flats for her daily walk. Met a hiker (Chris) at the gate to the trail. Didn’t know him,…

First Time Up Mount Wilson!

Started at 8:30am in Sierra Madre, summited Wilson at 12:50pm, back to Sierra Madre by 5pm. This was my very first hard hike.

Mt.Wilson

It was perfect weather not too cold or too hot!

Sore Legs for Dayz

Last two times I summited Wilson it was via Chantry Flats and I didn’t know this trailhead existed. I wasn’t expecting to immediately start climbing…

Mount Wilson Trail to…Mt. Wilson

This was my first time to hike to the Peak of Mount Wilson from the Mount Wilson Trail.  It really is a long ridge walk. …

2nd of 6: Mt Wilson

Difficult Hike due to constant climb and distance.  Trail not crowed at all, especially for second half of trail.

Mt Wilson

Good weather, beautiful day. Tough hike endlessly climbing.

Mt Wilson

Peak #2 Beautiful day, perfect weather. Tough hike, endless climbing . Happy to have this on done

Mt. Wilson

Have hiked Mt Wilson several times but this one seemed to be the worst of them all. It was so difficult compared to past hikes;…

Why does it have to be Wilson next?

Trails condition are good & perfect weather. Wilson is brutal and long. Started at 5:30am, finished at 6:45pm. Spent an hour or more at the…

Mt Wilson

Being honest, my mind was set up for 14.5 miles. 7 miles up, and 7 down. But that’s NOT a 14.5 trail. My watch and…

Mount Wilson the endless switch backs

We started at 6:45am with the daylight saving change… just early enough to see the road. The uphills were gradual… we see the ? sunrise……

Peak number Two Mount Wilson

Quite a few people at the trailhead this morning at 6am. However not all of them ended up going to the Mt. Wilson Summit so…

Mt. Wilson Observatory

Started at 6.30am from the trailhead. A pleasant day to start the hike with cool breeze all along. We took the scenic route via the…

Mt Wilson

The trail was clear. The weather was great. Definitely wear a hat and bring extra water. There is a water filling station at the top.

An Ode to Wilson

Okay, I am finally well rested enough to do this post. Three weeks ago, I solo hiked Mt. Wilson as my Peak 4 of the…

Mt Wilson

VERY busy, steep, and beautiful!

Mt Wilson

Mt Wilson via Little Santa Canyon Peak #2 of the 2022 SoCal Six Pack of Peaks Challenge. Sun, wind, hail, snow, all 4 seasons in…

MT WILSON (#3 of 6)

Pretty good overall! Cold at the top when we reached the summit around 9 AM. Beautiful views, kind people, supposedly there was a nicer sign…