a day on the mountains

spent a very nice day on Mt Wilson today.  Though the mountain is practically in front of my place, I’ve never quite found the right opportunity to go up.  Roughly, it’s about the same as hiking roundtrip from the rim of the Grand Canyon to the Colorado River in term of elevation gain, but is ~4km shorter.  I was originally invited to hike up Mt Whitney but it didn’t happen…  May be it was good anyway since I might not have survived the high altitude.  All the same, I was so hyped up about hiking the whole week, it was the right time to attack the long trail in my “backyard”.  A last-minute hike companion finding made the trip even more fun.  With the hot LA weather (16°C @ 6am, 31°C @ 2pm), an early start is the best:

@ trailhead, 6am, elev in feet.

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