Went up from Sierra Madre on the Old Mt Wilson Trail. Harder than expected, quite a bit of elevation gain. Have done in the past from Chantry Flat, this is more challenging. Quite a few shaded areas, but alot of sun. Don't recommend it on a hot day.
Memorable and enjoyable day--not so much for the hiking or views, but just the whimsical nature of seeing a "peak," guessing that it was an HPS one, and tagging it. Bob and I did 13, but with some semblance of planning that number could easily reach into the 20s.
Fun long hike from Sierra Madre. Great to start out in the city and hike so far out of it. Though it takes away from the sense of success when you get to the top and there's people driving golf balls from the parking lot into the canyon.
Many, many ascents over the years. Most of the ascents have been either by bike or on a trail run. Have done it from Bailey Canyon, Mt. Wilson Trail, Mt. Wilson Toll Road(biking), and from Chantry Flat.