End of Year Hike to Mt. Wilson

Scott and I decided to head on up to Mt. Wilson via the Mt. Wilson Trail. On the way back, we went through the usual Hastings, to Jones Peak mini loop just to add variety.

The weather today was a cold. High cold winds at the peak, along with some winds in the shade really brought the temperatures down. Note to self, find a better moisture wicking shirt or pack so that sweat doesn’t build up on the back. Especially annoying during breaks when the sweat gets all cold.

Mt. Wilson via Mt. Wilson Trail

We had start later than normal for this hike (9:30am). So we didn’t really spend too much time at the top to relax or look around. But lunch break was enough to quickly re-energize ourselves for the trek down. We also jogged a portion of the ridge from Hastings to the connector near Jones Peak. This saved us some time. By the time we got down, the sun had already set and it was dark (~5pm). A great clear day for a hike!

The trail itself was somewhat damaged due to the rains. Some slides had ended up on the trail from the trailhead to First Water. But those were easily negotiated.

Finally, here’s the view towards Baldy. I can’t wait to finally get out there in the snow. Hopefully Sunday if weather permits.

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6 Responses to “End of Year Hike to Mt. Wilson”

FIGHT ON

FIGHT ON January 3rd, 2011 at 6:34 pm

dude. why would you post a legal hike on this site? this place is for trespassers and the like. what EVER!

Zé

January 3rd, 2011 at 7:35 pm

that was John. I’m the one who posts the sinful hikes

Zé

January 6th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Mt Wilson trail, Saturday. You, me, and Iron Mike.

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FIGHT ON January 6th, 2011 at 6:50 pm

I know doesn’t that snow just piss you off? I hate it. 2:12 dude! I not only smoked that trail but I BOILED IT! and made it back in 1:47. so that’s 3:59 round trip! FIGHT ON! so you start your time at the trail register. right there. the trail head dude. not down by the street. and then you end it at the entrance of the cosmic cafe. you come to the end of the trail and then go around the east side of the cafe up this dirt ramp and hang a quick left u turn and as soon as you reach the eating area, then that’s the finish line! oh yeah! you know the trail right? no cutting the switchback dude… do the entire trail for once in your life. what’s funny is the six minutes you were complaining about on the baldy hike? you make it seem like it’s not that much time. you know how far six minutes is? so far dude! almost a minute a mile! like every lap on a track you were like 10 seconds slower. you know how far ten seconds is when you are going as fast as you can? over and over, lap after lap, mile after mile? sooooo farrrr duuuuuuude. BIG BAD MOUNTAIN MAN, IRON MIKE. THE BIG, BAD, MOUNTAIN MAN, IIIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNN MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIKKKE!!!!!!!!!!!
HE’S BIG
HE’S BAD
HE’S BIG “AND” BAD.
HE’S “THE” BIG BAD MOUNTAIN MAN.
THAT’S RIGHT…. I SAID IT!
AND HIS NAME IS MIKE.
LIKES IRON MOUNTAIN.
SO…
BIG BAD MOUNTAIN MAN IRON MIKE!

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FIGHT ON January 7th, 2011 at 6:49 am

moderation? MODERATION???? what a joke! what’s your standard? L O L

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