Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Finds from the Grind - Mount Wilson

The climb to Mount Wilson Skyline Park from Red Box on August 20th. I finally got around to editing the video of this ride. You can see my pictures I posted that afternoon. Overall, a 19 mile climb with grades between 5 and 6 percent. Not very steep, but just very long.

I had not been up here in over 25 years and a lot of work has been on the hiking trails at the still new Skyline Park. Terrible cell phone reception, but at least they have free wifi at the Cosmic Café.

It's pretty rare that I stop long enough to enjoy the sights on my rides, but I made an exception for Mount Wilson.

Here's the view of the San Gabriel Valley and beyond without that little guy obstructing things.

There's a small restaurant up at the top. The Cosmic Café they call it. This is all I needed for the way down.

I was there... According to my GPS device, the elevation was about 5400 feet. More than a mile up.

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