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Not early enough

Got an early start to this hike and so thankful we did! On our way down a bunch of people were just starting/getting to the…

Trying to find Mount Wilson

I should have followed my gut on this hike. I did as much research as I could to help prepare for it and there wasn’t…

Mount Wilson New Year’s Day solo hike

First time hiking up Mount Wilson Trail from Sierra Madre. It’s a nice change from the Chantry route. Encountered first sight of snow at Manzanita…

Mount Wilson

A holiday miracle! Today, I bagged Mount Wilson, my sixth of the ORIGINAL Six-Pack of Peaks, before the end of the 2020 challenge. Because of…

Mt Wilson

Had a great hike, weather was cool

Matt finally tackles Wilson

After 2 failed attempts from COVID and wildfires, I finally got to hike Mt Wilson. We started around 6am although the gates were surprisingly open…

Bugs bugs bugs ugh

Not my favorite hike, shaded with abundance of bugs in the beginning and exposed and HOT at the hardest parts towards the top. Was still…

Wilson you’re a literal pain 😂

Ugh. Rough one and least favorite so far. That could be because I brought a friend who wasn’t as prepared as I thought she was…

My Wilson

Started at sunrise not too hot at the end of the hike. Trail in good condition

Mount Wilson

Glad I started to hike at 5:30 am as it got really hot in the afternoon (luckily on my way down). Lots of shade and…

MYF***INGFEETHURT

Long and Strenuous. Do a loop from the top, then down and around to Mt. Zion then back up through Winter Creek Trail to finish…

Mt Sufferfest

Mount Wilson is supposed to be the ‘starter’ hike, but I haven’t been able to do it because of crowding and closures. I finally decided…

Mt Wilson

Didn’t see anyone else doing this hike. Lots of bugs.

Mt Wilson

This was a long and tough hike, moreso than I expected! It’s pretty steadily steep, especially past Sturtevant Camp. I couldn’t find the signs at…

Mt. WILL-son

The weather was not that bad. The bugs were mellow and the sun wasn’t blazing considering that I was out in the peak heat due…

Hiking adventures!

Not my favorite hike… scenery was just OK but it was a good booty burn all the way up! More elevation gain the lotta the…

We saw a bear!

Difficult trail up so make sure that you are ready for it! (I was NOT! Lol) Took me 12 hours total. 7 hours up and…

Bear-y Exciting Mt. Wilson Summit

This was a very harrowing trail as I had reluctantly convinced my friend to come with me. Despite being apprehensive, she pushed along at her…

Mt Wilson during quarantine…

Great hike up Sturtevant falls in a counterclockwise loop.  We started at dawn and met a man asking if we where worried about bears…. We…

My. Wilson

Always a great hike when hiking with friends. The weather beautiful

Mount wilson nice day to hike!

IT was a really nice day to hike, weather was perfect around 80’s.. and pretty much the whole trail has trees, I feel so fresh…

The Obstacle Course

This trail to Mt Wilson is the road less traveled. From Red Box via the Gabrielino Trail to Kenyon Devore. This obstacle course included 15-20…

Trail less traveled

Hiked from Red Box to Mt. Wilson via Gabrielino/Kenyon Devore.  There are a lot of fallen trees that made it fun at first, but after…

Mt San Antonio (Wilson)

Planned to hike Mount Wilson via the Chantry flats loop but upon arrival early morning I found the road to be closed due to a…

Humid hike up Mt Wilson 2020

Got to Chantry Flats road area at 5:50 AM. Road was closed; rumor has it there was a recent brush fire. Waited until 6:10 AM…

Mount Wilson during a Forest Fire

We hiked the Mt. Wilson loop in a counterclockwise direction, starting at the Chantry Flats trailhead and visiting Sturtevant Falls on the way to the…

Had to evacuate due to fire🔥

Attempted this hike twice First time was with my puppy who made it up to the peak but was not able to descend due to…

Mt. Wilson Peak

Mt Wilson, at 5,712 feet, is the peak with all the radio towers that sits behind the LA skyline. It’s not the tallest peak in…

Mount Wilson

The weather was perfect, we got to the parking lot by 6:00 am. Lucky we got spot, the trail was in good condition. Stop by…

Mt. Wilson

The hike was beautiful! We took the Chartry Flats Trail on the way up, and the Mt. Wilson Trail to the Winter Creek Trail on…

Mount Wilson

This is one of my favorite ways to get up to Mount Wilson

Nearly Routine

With four peaks down and two to go, summiting a peak every weekend had become nearly routine for me and my brother. Starting early in…

Say yes to new adventures

Today I started my six pack of peaks challenge so I started with Mt. Wilson. My partner and I arrived to Chantry Flats around 6…

Dr. Shervin Moshashaei #3/6 Hike

Very long hike but we had option to refill our water bladders. We were off trail for a few miles and got to observatory which…

Wilson on a Wednesday!

Today was an absolutely incredible day. The hike was beyond excellent and we loved every minute of it. Of course the summit was a little…

Wilson solo

No bugs!! Did an out and back up the Winter creek – would definitely do the loop instead.    Beautiful day in the forest.

Mounting Wilson

Great hike! Weather was 80ish absolutely gorgeous! This hike was so pretty! The trees, the flowers, the shade, the rocks…everything. We saw a deer, many…

Before the Fires – So Grateful

So grateful I made it up this trail before the fires hit. Since this was during covid times, the observatory road was closed. I was…

Mt. Wilson

It was a great hike but really HOT

Mount Wilson

1 of 6 of the Six-Pack of Peaks!!! We got to Chantry Flats Parking Lot around 6:15am & began our hike at 6:30. Took the…

Peak #2 Down.

Not the hardest hike, but had it’s challenges. The trail had some tree falls and minor wash out areas but it was easily passable. There…

Mt Wilson

Good hike! Summit was kinda of anticlimactic, but maybe it’s because everything was closed at the top. No museum, no cosmic cafe, not even the…

Wilson

We started at 630am and got to the peak around 1030. Much of the trail is shaded which was perfect for such a hot day. …

Mt. Wilson

Well shaded, clean and other hikers were friendly. The trail makers or signs helped to motivate and encourage our group, the closing of the café…

Mt Wilson loop

I had not hiked Mt Wilson in a long time so it was nice to be back. At 5:30 AM there was a policeman putting…

Don’t Underestimate Wilson!

As soon as the Sierra Madre entrance (to Angeles Nat’l Forest) opened at 6am, we hurriedly drove up to (and parked at) the Chantry Flats…

Cabins along the river

The hike started out beautiful along the creek leading up to Sturtevant Falls. We hiked directly up to the Falls and realized we did miss…

Wilson Wipeout

Where to begin with this one. First off, the road leading up to Chantry flats was closed. As a result, my buddy and I hiked…

Magnificent Mount Wilson

Nothing better than enjoying a holiday, Jully 4, doing hiking and even more on Mount Wilson. Wonderful trail, with plenty of shade, bordering the river…

The Beginning

Not prepared or properly trained, developed terrible blisters on both feet and was sore for three days

Mt Wilson

It was one of the most beautiful hikes I’ve done in Southern California plenty of water features lots of great use very pleasant

Wilson

Not too hot in the shade, but the sunny part of the trail around Mt Zion was pretty hot. Recommend bringing lots of water, we…

Mt Wilson

Started my hike via chantry flats , everything as ok thill about 1 mile to the summit rocks cover the trail due to rocks slide…

Best Yet!

This was an amazing hike. Longest I’ve done and yet the best. I loved the shade how shaded it was. It was hard going up.…

Mount Wilson

Took the Sturtevant, Mount Wilson and Winter Creek loop going counter clockwise. Started around 6 a.m. and finished in 4.5 hours – ran a large…

MT Wilson

start the trail Monday morning clear path a little cold on the trail, when you reach the top very cloudy you could not see the…

Mount Wilson

Top 3 things I underestimated about the trail to Mount Wilson: This hike is difficult- Don’t let the fact that this hike is first of…

Mt. Wilson Peak of Interest

We started off with low fog but warm weather hitting the trailhead around 6:30am PTD. The first half was pleasant and well shaded and trail…

Dead rattle snake made me jump

There was excellent shade cover during the entire hike, which helped because I am a novice hiker. I defiantly recommend taking some bug spray. While…

Attack of the killer mosquitos

Beautiful day for a hike! Clear skies and about 80 degrees. You really don’t feel the heat because 90% of the hike is covered with…

Mt Wilson

It was a nice shady hike going up!  Started at 6:00am.  After you pass the ridge and the toll road area you are greeted by…

Beardysnakey Hike

 This was a great Hike , a little steep and the weather was the best part of the day. I got there at 7:30am and…

Mount Wilson

Lovely, shady hike at the beginning. On the top it was exposed and the snack shack was closed of Covid.

Mt. Wilson

We arrived early (6:30 am) and hit the trailhead.  Great weather conditions in the morning, but it did get a little warm in the afternoon…

Mount Wilson Ways

This day started out quite peculiar. The initial plan was to take our new hiking friend David across the Three T’s in the Baldy area.…

Mt. Wilson

Beautiful hike with stunning views. Fairly shaded at the beginning. There were tons of bugs for the first few miles. On the way down there…

Wiiiiiiillllllsooooooooon!

This hike was a tough one! It was hot (probably upper 70s/low 80s) and there were SO MANY BUGS. We were basically bathing in sweat,…

The first the got me hooked

It the first trail with a group of music teacher friends from Riverside. It was a hot one and bit buggy, but it was so…

Mount Wilson

Mount Wilson. Second peak (the other was Baldy) This one was a lot easier because we had less weight in our backpacks. Had a sandwich…

First Peak Conquered @ Mt. Wilson

We started at 5:30am at Mt. Wilson Trailhead.  The first 1.5 miles of the trail is a steady incline and exposed. It’s good to start…

Peak#3 Mount Wilson

I conquer Mount Wilson with  5,710 feet Elevation. I’m loving to explore / hike different peaks in the Southern California by myself 🙂

Wilson

strenuous but beautiful

Mount Wilson

This was a great hike! Very steep and scenic. Arriving at the telescopes was an added bonus. Total distance was 15.7 miles.

Running up Mt Wilson

First time trail running Mt Wilson, even though I’ve been up to Mt Zion before Beautiful forest trail, saw some deer and ton of squirrels,…

Marathon Hike

Amazing view at the top! The hike was pretty gradual, except for about the last 1,000 feet of elevation. There were a good amount of…

Lions and Tigers and…Bugs?

Set out at 10am and took the detour to Stutevant falls which was well worth the time. The trail to the falls was crowded with…

Mt.Wilson

Scorching! A great workout but not a very pleasant hike in the summer (I seem to need to remind myself of that every summer). The…

Mount Wilson via Eaton Canyon

Chantry Flats was closed, so we drove 5 mintues down the road to the other entrance. Going this route, to the summit was 8 miles,…

Amazing Mt. Wilson

Weather was great although we had some mosquitos 3/4 up the hike.  Happy we had a friend’s daughter driving us back to LC!

Mt. Wilson

Chantry Parking lot is open!! Great hike up and down to Mt Wilson via the winter loop , 90% under the shade of trees. The…

Beautiful!

Beautiful day, beautiful hike!  Did it as a loop.

Watch out for Wilson

I love Wilson since it’s in my backyard and the trail in mostly covered from Chantry Flats but the bugs, poison oak and snakes made…

Mount Wilson via Jones Peak

Clear trail to Jones Peak.  The last part before the peak is steep and rocky, poles made all the difference.  There is no peak sign…

The Adventure Begins!

Hiked with two of my best friends, husband Scott and kindred spirt Samantha. Beautiful variety of plants, insects, and terrain. (‘Socially distanced’ from Poison Oak.)…

TOO LONG

My guy friends played a trick on me and told me it was only 8 miles round trip, it was 16.7 miles round trip! Yikes…

Mt Wilson Via Sierra Madre

Everyone wants to hike now… Trail was supper busy.  Logging this hike now gives me a new perspective on the whole day.  I was excited…

The Little Engine that Could .. Hike

Wow! If I ever committed to a hike, this was definitely it. Let’s start with parking. My Adventure Pass expired May 31 2020. And while…

Alone in the Clouds

The tail started off clear but humid. At apx 3/4 in the clouds emerged on me. Visibility was less then 40 yds at the summit.…

Take your breath away Cucamonga peak

Beautiful!! Was good tell saddle like most say last 2.4 miles gets your heart pumping! I felt the altitude enough to slow my pace way…

Mt Wilson

Too many people coming up on our way down. Best to start very early.

Mt Wilson

Trails was steep but got up in  good timing

Mt.Wilson is the knees bees…

Since the trails just opened up in SoCal (COVID-19). The parking lot was pretty much full by 6:09am. It was chilly and really great weather…

Devote/Wilson

I off trailed by deer tracks, caught up with Devore trail. Made the peak how I could with the time I had, created an adventure…

Mt. Wilson

It seemed uphill both ways, lol Beautiful views. Lots of hikers, all very courteous.

Mt Wilson

We did the loop so through Sturtevant Camp and Echo Mtn to Mt Wilson then back down the other side. The first half of the…

Virgin hike

First hike I’ve done since Covid, probably should have done a warmup hike lol. Arrived on a Thursday at 630am and just a few cars…

Amazing Hike, Loved it

Mt Wilson loop via Chantry Flats, counterclockwise thru Sturtevant Falls May 28, 2020. 8am start on a Thursday so there was still available parking. Beautiful…

Buggy blood sucking Wilson

Challenging hike due to heat! We hiked the hottest day of heat advisory cuz that’s the day we had Urgg. So we got to it…

Mt. Wilson

Hiked up Sturtevant, cut across the peak and headed down Winter Creek trail. This is a gorgeous hike up and down; love hearing running water…

Mt Wilson

Back at it again. Fourth year in a row for six pack of peaks.

Mr. Wilson

definitely use bug spray but it was a beautiful day with clear views