Of the four peaks in area, this has the second best views behind Mt. Lowe.
Peak 2 of 7 in the Mt Wilson area. North face is impressive from Eaton Saddle.
This is a fun peak and the trail has just the right amount of obstacles to make it challenging.
with San Gabriel, Disappointment, Lowe.
Climbed from Eaton Saddle on the morning of July 5, 2015. The use trail from the saddle between Lowe and Markham was steep in places but nothing that difficult. I used my hands maybe 3-5 times. Gorgeous day with fog covering the valleys below but crystal clear skies in the front range with great views and warm but not too hot.
First time. In the fog. :o(
We hiked up the W ridge after climbing Mt. Lowe. Beautiful cloudy views on top, then scrambled straight down the N slope to the tank at the trail junction.
The highlight of the day. After a walk up Mount Disappointment, the scramble up Mount Markham was fun. Rustled a deer out of the brush on top, he headed down into Bear Canyon. Also noticed the emergency ham radio outfit with a crude antenna. After Markham I topped Mount Lowe then San Gabriel Peak creating a nice 12 mile day.
Cleaning up the Mt. Wilson HPS area, bagged Markham after previously checking off Deception. Easy hike from Eaton Saddle to the saddle with Mt. Lowe, then straight up the ridge to summit. Nice views.
Nice little detour to this summit from Mt. Lowe east side with Mark J.
With Mount Lowe
With Mt. Deception, Mt. Disappointment, San Gabriel Pk and Mt. Lowe. Most fun had all day was the use trail from the Markham-Lowe saddle.
After San Gabriel. Fun hike up the SE ridge to the summit. Continued on to Lowe, Disappointment, and Deception.
linked with san gabriel and lowe
Short but steep. Too much poodle-dog bush.
Nice scramble up the ridge with some class 2 sections. Very loose soil, tons of poodle dog bush. Peak 3 of 3 for the day.
4 peak day up from Millard Canyon: Mt. Lowe, Mt. Markham, Mt. Disappointment, and San Gabriel Peak. Recently opened after the Station Fire.
Easy, quick climb from the Mt. Wilson Road. Great place to take out-of-towners for a look at the LA Basin
I once hiked over from Eaton Saddle a long time ago and I really thought Mt Markham was a great peak. The rocky profile and the short scramble to the top made it a very worthy peak.