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Ascent of Mount Wilson on 2009-03-29

Climber: Paul Maurin

Others in Party:Tricia Vendely (San Juan Capistrano)
Norma Shechtman (Irvine)
Date:Sunday, March 29, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Wilson
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5710 ft / 1740 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started in Sierra Madre at Mira Monte Avenue and Mt. Wilson Trail Drive. Walked up trail for 150 yards then took trail to left to Orchard Camp. Trail climbs steeply through chaparrel, oak and spruce up the west slope of Little Santa Anita Canyon. See John Robinson Hike #40 for full write up. Left trailhead at 8:00 AM and arrived at Mt. Wilson at 11:30 AM. Had lunch at top and met Tricia and Norma, who I had passed coming up the trail. Hike with them back down to the trail head.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4500 ft / 1372 m
    Elevation Loss:4500 ft / 1372 m
    Distance:15 mi / 24.1 km
    Grade/Class:Strenuous
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Georgeous At Top
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4500 ft / 1372 m
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Route:Old Mt. Wilson Trail (Robinson #40)
    Trailhead:Sierra Madre - Mira Monte Ave   1210 ft / 368 m
    Time Up:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:4500 ft / 1372 m
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Route:Old Mt. Wilson Trail
    Trailhead:Sierra Madre - Mira Monte Ave  1210 ft / 368 m
    Time Down:3 Hours 



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