Mount Wilson Climber's Log

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dgrimreaper

dgrimreaper - May 16, 2009 11:04 pm Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2009

Via Road  Sucess!

Main road to top of Mt. Wilson was snowed in. Tried to tag San Gabriel Peak, but too much snow and getting too dangerous without crampons. Turned around and went to top of Mt. Wilson via the road.

mstender

mstender - Apr 6, 2009 3:46 pm

Nice hike!  Sucess!

We hiked it via the Mt. Wilson trail. The views from the to are great but there were quite a few people around.

TheGoat

TheGoat - Mar 27, 2009 12:19 am Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2007

In a cloud  Sucess!

My friend Kyle's very first hike--the old-school way to do it--Old Mt. Wilson trail. Very pretty, very nice, and towards the end we ascended into a cloud, so that when we got to Eagle Lookout, all we could see was a wall of grey. Definitely worth it though. Very green and pretty.

kavak

kavak - Jan 12, 2009 10:16 am Date Climbed: May 26, 1975

From Occidental Peak  Sucess!

This was the second of three peaks for the day. I had previously driven to the top of Mt Wilson on a number of occasions. Hiked with my brother-in-law.

Jonodo

Jonodo - Nov 22, 2008 9:58 pm Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2008

Drive up  Sucess!

With the family. I don't even remember how many times I've been to the top. Very nice fall day.

Ze

Ze - Oct 20, 2008 10:37 pm Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2006

first hike up  Sucess!

went solo via Old Mt Wilson trail in 2 hrs.

bricewilson

bricewilson - Oct 18, 2008 7:08 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

5 peaks, 5.5 hours RT  Sucess!

Parked at Carter Ave & N. Baldwin Ave, went up the Bailey Canyon Trail and down the Mt. Wilson Trail. I ran/jogged most of the flats and downhills and took ten minute breaks on Yale and Wilson. Mt. Bailey TH (0:07), Jones Peak (1:14), Hastings Peak (1:42), Mount Yale (2:20-2:30), Mount Harvard (3:12), Mount Wilson (3:36-3:47), Mount Wilson TH (5:18), Car (5:25).

Deb

Deb - Sep 11, 2008 1:48 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2008

Exhausting!  Sucess!

So what if I drove up there? I already spent 4 hours trying to get to Dawson Gap on Angeles Crest Hwy! The antennae are pretty freaky. And soooo, on to Mt Markham. :P

dpsiebert

dpsiebert - Aug 23, 2008 4:45 am

Chantry Flats  Sucess!

Numerous times with WTC.

bennovak

bennovak - Aug 9, 2008 10:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

Mt. Disappointment 50K  Sucess!

The last five come up Devore canyon and your not done with the race until you enter the shelter on the very top.

mdougherty

mdougherty - Apr 22, 2008 8:11 pm Date Climbed: Dec 2, 2006

Mt. Wilson Trail  Sucess!

Not my favorite, but a decent workout.

R Pollard

R Pollard - Mar 27, 2008 4:45 pm Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2008

One leg in a loop  Sucess!

Started at Devore and hiked to the peak up Strayns Canyon with a group of Boy Scouts. Made for a good hike, but I don't think I'd do it again.

Zhenya77

Zhenya77 - Feb 27, 2008 1:37 am Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2005

Mt. Wilson Trail Run  Sucess!

I parked near the gated closed road (end of Santa Anita Drive). It was a beautiful mildly cold morning. I ran from the closed gate on the wide open empty road to the parking lot (Chantry Flats) leading towards Mt.Wilson. It is a nice elevation gain with continues uphill run where there is no room for rest. Defiantly do it. If the road is closed, you are guaranteed to have plenty of solitude.

lizrdboy

lizrdboy - Dec 1, 2007 12:07 pm

Hike with Bone  Sucess!

Brian and I made in up the trail/access road combo

bechtt

bechtt - Oct 12, 2007 11:32 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2006

Via the Medina Variation  Sucess!

Hasting, Wilson, and Jones via the Medina Variation.

JanG

JanG - Sep 13, 2007 5:58 pm

Many times (in all seasons)

I have hiked up & down this familiar mountain so many times over the years that I have lost count. The first time [in 1986] was up from Sierra Madre & down to Altadena. Subsequently I also hiked to the top from Chantry Flats, but my favorite route remains the round trip from Sierra Madre (old Mt Wilson trail). The latter trail is a great way to get in shape & build endurance. Once the hike becomes "too easy" then I move on (for training) to the Mt Baldy trail (up & down from Baldy Village).

In my experience, the best time for hiking the standard trail is late winter or early spring [when the wild flowers are in full bloom and there might be some snow above the Toll Road]. The worst time is summer when rattle snakes are plentiful and very close to the trail!

ChuckO

ChuckO - Jun 19, 2007 4:22 pm

Many times  Sucess!

Many times, by most of the routes. By foot and mountain bike. Most times via the Toll Road - grew up in Altadena, about a 1/4mile from the bottom of the Toll Road.

135driver

135driver - Jun 7, 2007 8:08 pm

stoooopid  Sucess!

hate the towers. This one will only be done once.

Fred Bagni

Fred Bagni - Jun 3, 2007 3:21 pm

Many Times  Sucess!

Many routes...

David Rosenberg - Apr 8, 2007 9:34 pm

Many Ascents  Sucess!

Climbed this mountain every which way. Little Santa Anita, Rattlesnake Trail, Rim of the World Trail, Big Santa Anita, and Winter Creek.

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