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amongthecloudsA pleasant hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2014

amongtheclouds

This is a second training course for me when not on Baldy. This most recent summit was via the Chantry Flats "loop" (Upper/Lower Winter Creek), the first time was the out-and-back via Sierra Madre. Both routes are about the same, nearly 15 miles. I loved the Chantry Flats route especially with an ascent through a dense morning cloud cover! The overall shade is very pleasant as well, which is why I like using Mt. Wilson for endurance training without the exposure and heat being so taxing all the time. Hitting the summit on the weekend is interesting, observing the juxtaposition between the hikers and those who drove to the top for lunch and sightseeing.
Posted Aug 29, 2014 5:35 pm

wordlessnaturevia Chantry Flats  Sucess!

wordlessnature

Climbed with Sierra Club's WTC in 2012 as a 14 mile conditioning hike. Great fun, and a nice day hike!
Posted Jun 4, 2014 7:57 pm

kevinsaMount Wilson  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2014

kevinsa

Good way to kill time while the wife was shopping.
Posted Mar 21, 2014 3:50 pm

orbitorEn Route to Mt. Harvard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2013

orbitor

Drove the road from Red Box to summit area after checking off Occidental Peak. Dropped down on Mt. Wilson Toll Rd to Harvard, then reversed course. Hike back up at high noon was hot. Views of LA were good despite some haze.
Posted Aug 28, 2013 5:03 pm

pBergloop   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2012
Did a loop that included Mt. Wilson, Jones Peak, Hastings Peak.
Posted Jul 2, 2013 6:51 pm

BrRabbitConditioning hike with WTC2013 from Chantry flats  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2013
good hike, day started warm and nice, but got foggy and cold near top.
Posted Apr 22, 2013 4:40 pm

dgrutherfordChantry Flats  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2012

dgrutherford

14 miles Rountrip from Chantry Flats
Posted Apr 17, 2013 5:04 pm

royandersonChantry Flats  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2007

royanderson

This was not my first time up this route, but it was the first time with my children, Bob and Beth.
Posted Mar 10, 2013 2:59 pm

SierraCJMt. Wilson Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2013

SierraCJ

Mt. Wilson Trail to the Toll Road and then to the summit. 30 degrees cooler on summit than rest of hike. Busy trail.
Posted Feb 16, 2013 8:08 pm

FletchYay  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2010

Fletch

Hastings, Yale, Jones, Harvard and Wilson. Long day, but fun.
Posted Dec 28, 2012 12:30 pm

IgooooorWilson Trail from Sierra Madre  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2012

Igooooor

15 miles round trip with nearly 5,000 elevation gain. 8 hours of fun. Trail has definitely some loving volunteers keeping it up. Got very hot on the way out as there is no shade toward to bottom. Great first peak in my new home of LA.
Posted Sep 28, 2012 2:42 pm

mattcavFun Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2011

mattcav

Mount Wilson was one of my favorite training grounds when I lived in LA. Up Chantry Flat/Sturtevant/Manzanita Ridge is the most popular route and probably my favorite due to great views and a great overall trail.

The Toll Road up Eaton is fun but looooong.

The Mount Wilson trail from Sierra Madre is long and has the maximum elevation and incline of any of the trails. It's an awesome training route but has some bees and other obstacles to watch out for.

The Wilson Trail from Chantry/Gabrileno and up the east side of Wilson is a whole bunch of fun. I did that in crampons in February of 2011 and it was a blast and is hardly traveled.

Point being, Wilson is a great mountain with tons of routes. Give it a shot. I've got some pics and gps logs on my blog site summitascents.com. If you have any questions about any of the routes, I'm always happy to help.
Posted Sep 22, 2012 9:00 pm

orbitorFrom Red Box via Toll Rd.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2012

orbitor

Dropped back down to road after bagging Disappointment and San Gabriel, then walked the blacktop to the top of Wilson for third peak of the day. Rescued two girls who had come up from Chantry Flat without realizing how far it was.
Posted Aug 27, 2012 12:42 am

orbitorFrom Red Box via Toll Rd.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2011

orbitor

Drove to the top to make it 3 peaks for the day. Nice sunset views over LA area.
Posted Aug 26, 2012 11:45 pm

orbitorFrom Chantry Flat via Sturtevant Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2011

orbitor

Hiked in midst of a winter storm: rain on most of the trail, snow at the top.
Posted Apr 10, 2012 1:08 pm

runbyu1First Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2012

runbyu1

Left from the Mt. Wilson trailhead in Sierra Madre. Was definitely harder than I was expecting...I think partially due to the heat. I ended up hitting Mount Harvard, Hastings Peak, and Jones Peak on the way back. Kicked my butt as I wasn't prepared for the amount of vertical or time I would be out there. Pretty sweet though.
Posted Apr 8, 2012 12:36 am

orbitorFrom Sierra Madre via Mt. Wilson Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2010

orbitor

First ascent, moderate hike with a lot of gain, very hot at the bottom.
Posted Apr 6, 2012 5:22 pm

SoCalHikerA few times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 19, 2011

SoCalHiker

Have hiked to the summit a few times before from different sides, the last time on a cold and rainy November day 2011 from Chantry via Sturtevant and back via Upper Winter Creek.
Posted Nov 19, 2011 9:30 pm

Vic HansonVia Old Wilson Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2011

Vic Hanson

Was a nice fall day, sunny and 60 degrees on the top. The Old Wilson Trail is still one of my favorite ways to do it, a great workout!
Posted Nov 17, 2011 7:45 pm

klotitorattlesnake triple play  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2011

klotito

Saw 3 (!) rattlesnakes slithering across the Toll Road.
Posted Sep 30, 2011 11:20 pm

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