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MOUNT WILSON – the POWER of WILL is EVERYTHING

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED (#4 of 6) 🚶‍♂️⛰ @sixpackofpeaks #sixpacksofpeaks #MountWilson in the #AngelesNationalForrest #MtWilsonTrailHike #LittleSantaAnitaCanyon #SierraMadre Ascent – 5,640 ft. Elevation- 5,712 ft. Distance – 14.5 mi. (Strenuous; Hard) 🚶‍♂️⛰🥾 HOT WEATHER and STEEP terrain…

Winnie the Pooh exists!

Great trail to hike, but crazy hot in 90 degree weather. Make sure to bring bug spray because the mosquitos are in full force when…

06.13.21 I hate you Mt. Wilson

Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021 Time start: 7:00ish Miles hiked: 17.5 (took the wrong trail) Moving time: 8:1:29 Avg Pace: 28:04 Water: water at the…

MT WILSON

Started at 5:30 am to beat the heat. Was still hot coming down. Cosmic Cafe still closed. Very long hike.

Bee Stings and Bears

Trail itself is lovely and well maintained. It’s a lot of incline over the distance … it felt crappy today but that could’ve been the…

Thank you Mr. Wilson

Expected post 2020 fire no follage but there was alot of coverage. Loved it all except the straight up!

Mt wilson long but rewarding.

Started off a bit later than expected and the first 2 miles were a challange untill we got in the brush and offcourse with that…

Hot Mt Wilson

Started early to beat some of the heat.  Long hike to the top.   Watch out for poison oak!

Damn Wilson…….

Started the hike at 7:30…note to self  TOO LATE.  This was a hot one the first 1/3 of the trail. From Orchard park to Manzanita…

I was not prepared, but survived

Long and hottttttt!!! Even starting early, it got really warm and not great coverage along the trail. Had intermixed sun and shade, but when in…

Just 5 More Minutes

Warm day, completely sunny and clear skies. This one is definitely a slow burn, but the view on top is worth it. Bathrooms, cafe, and…

Mt. Wilson

First time doing this hike. Trail in good shape and not a lot of people. Mostly shady which was a surprise and a nice breeze…

Uv Ajed Nosliw Tnoum

The hike to Mt Wilson via Chantry Flats is my preferred way to the top, but this trail is pretty nice too. The history behind…

Classic route to mount Wilson

Beautiful day, started early at 5.45am. Still cloudy/misty for the first 2 hours, loved the sun coming through the clouds. Strenuous but very rewarding hike.…

The peakless peak

I was surprised by the difficulty of this hike, but I guess it is nearly 5,000 of elevation gain. Nearly constant uphill grade for 7.5…

Mt. Wilson

This was my first real hike after being mostly indoors because of the pandemic, and it shows. I was completely out of shape and took…

Mt. Wilson

I go to top of mountain to find spiritual enlightenment…find parking lot.

Honoring Our Veterans On Memorial Day

Departure: 5:45 am Weather: Sunny, High 50’s to Low 60’s Total Distance: 13.5 Miles Time to Summit: 2 hours  27 minutes Time to Descend:  1…

Mt Wilson

Weather was nice early in the morning. The hike was excellent not very crowded today.

Cosmic Summits

Due to trail closures resulting from the Fall 2020 Bobcat Fire, my better-half (Joan) and I decided on hiking up to Mt. Wilson via the…

Wonderful Wilson

Hiked with 4 other Whitney Sistas. First longer hike. The most beautiful trail so far. Ferns and lots of poison ivy. The trail was quite…

Will to climb Mt. Wilson

Beautiful cool morning to start our ascent. The sun came out for a bit but not too long. The peak was cold!!!! Was happy to…

This Bish – Wilson

Wow! This was a beast! No warning just straight up from the beginning.  Beautiful trail, well maintained, no bugs… most of the hike is shaded…

Wilson the easy route

Well, it’s the easy route because it is currently the only route. While Wilson is not that high, this route is one of the longer…

Wednesday walk on the clouds

Perfect weather today. Gradual incline the whole way. Was reminded to keep my eyes peeled as I nearly stepped on a baby ratter. Another epic…

Above the Clouds

Gotta hand it to all the staff and volunteers who have worked relentlessly to open this trail back up. Kudos. For what the fires did,…

Misty Hike

The hike was awesome! The weather was cool and misty all day. Started out at 6:30am and got back to car around 2pm. It is…

Wet, Cold and Foggy at Mount Wilson

It was forecast for Sunday, partly cloudy low 60’s.  When I arrived at the trailhead it was raining!  My weather app radar showed no rain…

Mount Wilson

The clouds were low, so this hike started out with light fog that got more dense the further we progressed. There was almost no visibility…

Mount Wilson is Back!

I’ve never hiked Mount Wilson from this route and I found it more challenging than Chantry Flats due to the additional elevation gain. A few…

Misty and beautiful

Went on this hike in mid-may. It was challenging with steady incline for nearly entire Length the submit. Loved the mist and clouds that kept…

Mt. Wilson

Due to the wildlife recently, Covid closures and being a weekday…the observatory and gates were closed. The restaurant was closed too. I ended up hiking…

Mount Wilson

well maintained trail for the most part, back half had some fallen trees and rock slide obstacles, but nothing too bad some nice views and…

Mt Wilson

7am start time with beautiful weather. There’s just something so magical about this trail, especially when mists hover over all the trees. Gradual incline straight…

Mount Wilson

Mother’s Day was a great day for hiking. Few people. Not hot. Active beehive next to trail. Easy trail to follow. Beautiful trees.

Wilson

Beautiful hike up. Saw a bear just off trail.

Bear of a Hike

Beautiful trail. Bear at the summit near the telescopes. Helped a fellow hiker get off the mountain.

Mt Wilson! (Peak 5)

This was peak #5 for me in the challenge.  I was on the trail on Friday, May 7.  After being closed since last September due…

WILSON!!!!

Happy to hike to the summit officially now that this route is open. Great hike with great views. It got a little buggy before and…

Mt. Wilson Peak

Arrive early if you want to find parking. As you are parking in a residential area. The beginning of the hike was pretty busy as…

Hello Mr. Wilson!

Completed the long hike to Mt. Wilson. Some rocks and a fallen tree around Mile 4 required a little scrambling. Encountered a rattlesnake coiled in…

Mt Wilson solo

I was planning to hike the Chantry Flat trail but found out that the road is closed due to past fires. I reverted to hiking…

Making that Climb

We started out earlier than usual, as daylight is earlier and I’ve noticed a uptick in the amount of people on the trails. When we…

WIILLLSSSOOONNN

First of the 6. Really kicked my butt – so worth it. Hiked inside a cloud for most of the way up, but views at…

Mount Wilson

What an awesome hike. Definitely my hardest hike so far. 15 total miles including walking around all the towers and domes at the top. This…

Wilson is my best friend

The trail was so beautiful, ferns at the bottom and then beautiful views at the top. Finding the summit marker was a mission but didn’t…

Mount Wilson 2021

First time attempting this summit. With all the closures and fires I had a hard time figuring out where to start. I had to park…

Mt Wilson with the Sistas

Great training hike with steady and steep incline.  This is a great trail to train with the distance and steepness. Exposed trail so sunscreen is…

Mt. Wilson

I’ve done Wilson before and it was another great hike to the peak. The trail I wanted to do was closed but the trail I…

Loving Mt. Wilson

Tougher than it looks, especially going down. If you have bad knees, bring trekking poles for the descent. Half of trail in shade, other half…

Saturday morning

Sierra madre trail is a good steady incline to mt Wilson,  I totally recommend this hike if you’re looking to get a good workout.  Shade…

Mt wilson

Long solo hike. Didn’t know I could count it at the time.

Mt Wilson

This was tough but finally completed. I didn’t get a picture with the sign, but took one with the antennas.

MOUNT WILSON

Hiked on 1/17/21. 16.9 miles, 5,646 ft. elevation gain. Hike took 8:12. I started this hike after easily finding street parking outside Bailey Canyon Park,…

Mt Wilson

Only a 10 hour, 14.5 mile, 5640 ft elevation gain with a total elevation of 5712 jaunt. Just kidding, it was a “persistent b*stard”. It…

3 peaks conquered!

Hiked to Mt Wilson, Jones Peak, and Mt Yale for a total of 18.6 miles. Trail was mostly snow free. Temp was in the 40’s

Mount Wilson

Hiked it January 5th – great hike stepping back in time reading the history of the trail.

Mount Wilson of Death

This trail was cray. It took us all day. I was sore for a week after. It really helped me push my limits though. All…

Mt Wilson

I hiked to Mt. Wilson on Jan 1st to bring in the new year…a year of new adventures.