Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sedona climb: Wilson Mountain #10 launch from Midgley Bridge

wilson mountain trail sedona
This is a challenging hike, 10 miles round trip, elevation gain of 2431'. Which naturally makes it one of my favorites. I started at the trailhead right by Midgley Bridge at 10:00 am on 3/15/2014. Beginning elevation 4439'.
wilson mountain trail sedona
 Doesn't look that far, does it?
wilson mountain trail sedona
Gorgeous views on the way up.
wilson mountain trail sedona
Hit the first bench at 11:40 am, elevation 6172'.
wilson mountain bench
Love getting my first views of the San Francisco Peaks. And my energy boosting Cliff Shot Bloks, a must for replenishing all those lost electrolytes.
san francisco peaks
A few trail hurdles upon reaching the top.
wilson mountain trail
The trail goes left to the Sedona overlook or right to the Wilson Canyon overlook (did that last time), going left. Hit it at 12:19 pm, elevation 6850'.
wilson mountain overlook
Was pretty much alone today, passed a couple hiking up, but haven't seen anyone else. Felt like queen of the mountain.
wilson mountain trail
Coming up to the Sedona overlook at 12:35 pm, elevation 6870'. Success!
wilson mountain overlook sedona
Now my reward, beautiful views forever.
wilson mountain overlook sedona

wilson mountain overlook sedona
Got back to my car at 2:37 pm, so the round trip time was 4 hours and 37 minutes. If you've ever done this hike or have any questions about it, leave a comment below, I'd love to hear from you.

wilson mountain overlook sedona

wilson mountain overlook sedona

san francisco peaks

1 comment:

April Nystrom said...

Good for you! What beautiful pictures and description of your hike! It felt like I was right there with you....

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