We hike for the views

If there’s anything that’ll help motivate me during a peak…it’s a sign, bench, or a sighting of the top. Wellllll today was not that day…

WILSON! 🏐🏐🏐

Love this hike! Some minor obstructions (recently fallen trees, mud/rock slides) but otherwise the trail is in excellent condition, which really made for a fast…

Mount Wilson

Wow, what a day! This was #10 on my list of completing all 18 SoCal Peaks. I chose to do the Sturtevant-Winter Creek Trail Loop,…

Wet Day on Wilson

Started at Chantry Flat and hiked on to Sturtevant Falls. Made our way through both camps and slugged away to the top. Once at the…

Misty Mountain Hop

When I first signed up for the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge hiking Mt Wilson on my birthday was a goal I set. Come hell or…

Mt. Wilson

Cold AF at the top. Sturevent Camp is the best with hot coffee cake!!

Butt burner

Cloudy and cool day. Perfect for a Mt Wilson summit.  Crowds we at a minimum too.

Mt Wilson

So glad my husband is doing these hikes with me.  I need his encouragement to make the ascent.  We had really good weather for this…

Mt. Wilson

Great day for a hike!  Started at Chantry Flats and hiked the loop counter-clockwise coming back via Upper Winter Creek trail so we’d end up…

Incredible Mt. Wilson Trail

Started at the Sierra Madre Mt Wilson Trailhead. Got there at 2:30 pm and started our hike. The first two miles was hot in direct…

Incredible Mt. Wilson trail

Started at the Sierra Madre Mt Wilson Trailhead. Got there at 2:30 pm and started our hike. The first two miles was hot in direct…

Mt Wilson – 2.0

Completed Wilson again to take some friends on their first hike on the 6 pack. Nice day, more people than last time as it’s getting…

Mt. Wilson: Not a Casual Hike

Our group of 5 started hiking from Chantry Flats at around 8:30 am. We had trouble finding parking, because it seemed everyone was out trying…

Mt Wilson – 2.0

Completed Wilson again to take some friends on their first hike on the 6 pack. Nice day, more people than last time as it’s getting…

Unforgiving Mt Wilson Peak

After attempting the Cucamonga Peak earlier in the morning, we were not able to make it because of the amount of snow. Kevin and I…

Mt Wilson

Mt. Wilson was beautiful yesterday. Although summiting to a parking lot is always anticlimactic, the trail systems here are some of the more stunning I’ve…

Wander Women Summit Mount Wilson

Our group of 25 women lucked out on weather during our hike (it snowed the next day!). We started at Chantry Flats trailhead and took…

Hiking for the perfect view

i got of work two hrs early so i could get an early start as soon as i parked i got my gear ready put…

Sunrise berry

Amazing hike to catch sunrise,i decide to hike mount lawlor  to avoid the crow, i had the peak all to myself. This is a good…

Mt. Wilson on a sunny & perfect Saturday

Great, well-maintained trail.  Very clean and just totally beautiful!  Loved our rest stops, “ the wall,” and “ the bench.” The views through the hike…

Mt. Wilson

It was a perfectly stunning day!  We started at Chantry Flats and took Sturtevant Trail. The forest was beautiful. The sound of the babbling streams…

Mt. Wilson for my Leap Year Birthday

Our Wander Women Orange County group decided to do our first peak for my birthday since I was born on February 29th. The weather was…

Mt. Wilson Hike #1

My FIRST PEAK! Hiked with the wonderful women of Wander Women OC. This is a beautiful hike and I loved every moment (even as I…

Leap Day Hike – Mount Wilson

We got to the parking lot at around 6:05 a.m. and there were still parking on the upper lot.  Sturtevant Trail is probably one of…

Mt. Wilson Bday Hike

The trail was awesome and, as a newbie hiker, a bit more challenging than I initially thought. This was my first peak of the challenge.…

Wilson all over again

Spectacular!  Trail in great condition, thank you trail angels for clearing fallen trees.  Slight breeze and temps in 60’s and low 70’s.  Crystal clear view…

Mt Wilson

Excellent day to hike!  Perfect weather.  Definitely check out the observatory when you get to the top.

Getting Started with Mt. Wilson

Excellent Hike and the weather couldn’t have been better.  The first 2 miles are an easy and steady incline, around mile 2 there is a…

Wilson is back! 2020

Ay Dios!!! Wilson is back from Arizona!!! (Wilson Mountain)@sixpackofpeaksarizona Mt. Zion loop to Wilson after Strawberry Peak(17ish miles total) 📸02/24/20 hike 2 of 2 Hike…

My Wilson

My husband and I had a great hike up to My Wilson! We got to the Chantry Flats parking lot at 6am. On a non-holiday…

Hiking on the clouds

Trail in good condition only a blockage due to landslide. Gorgeous views of mount Baldy snow capped.

Mt. Wilson above the clouds

The hike was great and it had amazing views. The weather was cold during the morning but got warmer in the afternoon. As you can…

Mt Wilson

Cool weather. Perfect!  Some mist and fog,  once we got to the top we were above the clouds and we had sunshine . We had…

Siitin’ in the fog

Ran into a bunch of friendly fellow six-packers; love the camaraderie! Hiking temps were optimal and the fog made for some gorgeous and mysterious views.…

Mount Wilson

The whole way up was gorgeous. Listening to the birds chirping and the water from the creek, was so peaceful. Everything was green, lush, and…

Above The Clouds – Mt Wilson

My wife & I had always hoped to summit Mt Wilson with the sea of clouds below. Just like what we see on Instagram and…

Above the clouds on Mt Wilson

Everyone says “do this hike before it gets too hot.” Well, it was a perfectly “air conditioned” day with the fog.

Clouds at Mt. Wilson

Beautiful day today to HIKE this loop. We were in the clouds and above the clouds through all the hike. Started hike at 6:30 am.…

A Hike through the Clouds

A beautiful hike up the Sturtevant trail to the summit. Had to hike through clouds for about 2500′ of the journey. Did the loop by…

Potato Chip

Perfect day of hiking (full sun and constant cool breeze) with my brother and my 8yo son. We started around 10 and had lunch at…

Mt Woodson (Potato Chip)

Overall trail is in good shape.  I’d consider it an intermediate level hike with some steep areas with rock steps. The potato chip is cool…

Chantry Flats to Mount Wilson

This was our first hike of the year, started at 0615 Chantry Flats to Mount Wilson. Hike wasn’t bad at all night good trail conditions.Had…

Mount Wilson loop and then some

  We hiked the loop starting at the Chantry Flats campground at around 06:15, and up through Sturtevant trail. We walked around the top and…

Mt Wilson

A nice warm hike with Laura.

Mount Wilson

Empezamos después de las 6:35 am desde Chantry flat con grupo de amigos de los cuales había 7 que estaban subiendo por primera vez, el…

Mt. Wilson

Overall, was a great hike. The weather was cool, but not too hot. The trail conditions were good except for a small section ascending. Beautiful…

The curse of Mt Wilson

This is my 4th time peaking this mountain and the first time i fell and bruised my knee, the second went fine, the 3rd my…

Mt Wilson

The weather was great! The trail was steep and tough, but in great condition. The sign at the top was missing though so that was…

Never Ending Killer Hill

I’m not sure what my friend and I did wrong but it took us 13 miles to get to the peak. Weather was great and…

Mt Wilson – 1st peak

Hike ended up being 15.4 miles according to AllTrails. Took us about 7 and 1/2 hours to summit. A couple of stops along the way…

Lucky Mt. Wilson

Hiked the trip with my Brother Big Dalton (he’s a 7 good giant). His long strides were hard to keep up with, but hey… we…

Mount Wilson

Nice day for a hike! Conditions were a little cold at the 6 am start but very comfortable by 10 am. There were quite a…

Mount Wilson #1 02.15.20

We arrived at Chantry Flat recreation area right before 7:00 am, parking lot was already full but we were lucky to find a parking spot.…

Mount Wilson, take 2

Everyone that knows me knows I hate Wilson. This time I was determined to change my opinion of this peak. We started from Sturtevant Trail…

Chantry Flats to Mt. Wilson

I went with 2 friends to Mt. Wilson. We started from Chantry Flats around 7:45 am. The weather at that time was sunny but cool.…

Gentle Wilson

We went up Stutervant falls trail and down upper winter creek. I love Wilson, with snow and without but it’s long AF lol  . No…

Mt Wilson Valentines Day Hike

Awesome yet challenging hike. Weather was awesome, plenty of shade on the trail. With not only cool views of nature but of multiple helicopter flights…

#1 out of 6

Well we changed our hiking plans to summit Mt Wilson via Sierra Madre vs Chantry Flat, and so it was a tougher and longer hike…

1 of 6 peaks

Perfect day for the hike. The sun was out but was a steady cool temp all the way up. When we got to the summit,…

My. Wilson

Started this hike around 7am and hiked chantry Flats route. Did a mile detour to see the waterfall and it was beautiful! The entire hike…

Weekday at Potato Chip Rock

I get Lincoln’s birthday off, so to take advantage of having this obscure holiday off, I was going to either Disneyland or Potato Chip Rock.…

Mt. Wilson

Great hike with a group. We hit some hail at the summit

4th Peak 2020

Lots of streams but easy to cross, some narrow slippery sections. The weather was a challenge, rain, hail and snow. Beautiful!!

MT. Wilson

We got all of So Cals greatness. Started just before sunrise. Hit the trail and saw some sunshine along the way… then the clouds rolled…

Intense Hike

The weather was great until the rain, hail, and snow started. I wasn’t sure what to expect and had not been conditioning. Lol! I just…

Mount Wilson

Definitely challenging! Glad I was able to complete it!

Wilson in the rain

Hiked Mt Wilson from Chantry Flats.  There was a light rain and small hail at times.  We did hear thunder on the way down from…

Mount Wilson: Braving the Brrrr

My favorite mountain! I think I’ve experienced all types of weather on Wilson – extreme heat, extreme cold, sun, wind, rain, hail and snow. Well,…

1st time up this trail

Light hail,  light snow falling, thunder at the top, and freezing at the summit . Overall it was a nice cool day to hike. The…

Potato Chip

Weather was perfect for a hike, it was a group hike we had a great time ❤️🙏

Mount Wilson

It was a great day hiking w/my Trail Sisters together w/Cypress and Gabe who decided to join us on this beautiful day. Always a great…

Mt Wilson

Was the first longer hike of the year for me. Got to the trailhead right at sunset and there was plenty of parking.  Took a…

GoRed on Mount Wilson

We all started as acquaintances but ended up as all part of one big family ❤️ trail sisters and trail brothers My #6Peak for the…

Venturing Volcan

Can’t believe this was never on our radar… I absolutely loved this hike! Although the initial climb got me a little winded and sweaty at…

Easier said than done!

What a hike! I’ve hiked the surrounding waterfalls before. This one was challenging. We started at chantry flats, walked down the hill to the lower…

Mt Wilson

Hiked with a group of 10, a few people fell down on this hike but we all made it to the peak and made it…

Mount Wilson IT Band Syndrome Hike

This was my first hike above 10 miles and largest elevation change! I’ve been dealing with a cold for the last few weeks and was…

A Perfect Mt Wilson Hike

Perfect day, weather and conditions. Started around 6:45AM and enjoyed everything that this hike has to offer. A waterfall,  easy creek crossings, a few camps,…

Wilson……

First time hiking this loop and I enjoyed it so much more than Sierra Madre.  Up chantry and down upper winter loop to avoid the…

Mount WIlson

This is my second time doing Mount Wilson in the last year.  Did a slightly different path this time with coming back down the upper…

Finished Mt. Wilson!

4-5 trees down and 1 rockslide to climb over.  Trail seemed to go on forever, and the sign/USGS seal was hard to find, but I…

Mount Wilson

We had a group of nine ladies.  We started at 6:15am from Sierra Madre. It was foggy all day. It snowed, hailed, rained and was…

I paid for it

I did not feel well up this mountain but still finished. Paying 10 bucks to park is difficult for me. And so many people. But…

Buggy Mt Wilson

Lots of downed trees as if a tornado whipped through Sturtevant side of loop.

Mount Wilson

Sierra Madre was the hardest trail to Wilson yet!

Mt. Wilson: Wonder & Woes

Several fallen trees (5 or so) along the trail due to winter snowfall and recent windstorms. They weren’t hard to cross, and many have been…

1/6 Pack

My group arrived at the trailhead around 6:15 am. The sun hadn’t risen yet and the lower and middle parking levels were almost full. We…

Mount Wilson

Started the hike at chantry flats and did the sturtevant and winter creek loop.  Beautiful and challenging trail completed with a great friend.    Enjoyed…

The HANGOVER hike

As the title states, I was hungover for this hike. I survived, summited, and didn’t throw up. The trail was in good condition on a…

Wilson from a different perspective

Even though Sierra Madre to Mt. Wilson is the same number of miles as going from Chantry it is 1,000 feet more elevation gain.   I…

Mount Wilson Trial

Haha the trail was a little more than I thought it would be. Seeing the camp and swinging on the swing was pretty dope. I…

Good Ol Mt Wilson…

This hike once again got me good! My first time doing Sierra Madre and I didn’t care for it all that much and do not…

3 Girls Hiking Mt.Wilson

The trail was in good condition, there was a point on the hike at the top of the falls where the pass was rough. We…

Wilson Slog

Hard hike. Some debris on upper trail. Since snow at peak.

Mt. Wilson

We finally made it on top of Mt. Wilson! It was a long hike with over 4,000ft of elevation gain. We started at 9am and…

My Wilson

Beautiful day to hike, clear and cold before sunup. Mid 60’s through the day. Lots if water everywhere, a little bit of snow still in…

Mt. Wilson

The hike is long about 14 miles. This really challenged me mentally and physically but I’m glad I have my wife by my side who…

twice the rise

As weekends get so very busy at Chantry Flats I started at the Mt Wilson Trail in Sierra Madre. Gaia clocked it at 13.9 miles…

Mt Wilson Assault

A bit cloudy at lower elevations but nothing but sunshine half way up the mountain. Tougher than I remember…Maybe I’m not in the best shape…

Clouds upon Clouds

Amazing weather. There was mild mist, not enough to cover the trail, but just enough to keep you cool from the heat of the hike.…

Mount Wilson

Beautiful cool day. In total we hiked Roughly about 15 miles. The trail is  beautiful and spotted a bear which was pretty amazing. The look…

Mount Wilson Above the Clouds

This was a steady uphill hike and the trail is well marked. At this time of year the weather above LA was very pleasant.