Posted by Bruce Richardson on Sep 07, 2023
For this all-day trek to the summit of Mount Wrightson there was a group of six daring adventurers.  Joined by fellow Rotarian, Michael Guymon as well as friends of Rotary, Bill & Melody Mesch and Julie Kennedy & Dave Koepper, we began our ascent shortly after 7AM from the Old Baldy trailhead at Madera Canyon.  We had a perfect day for this long hike with starting temperatures in the 50's and happily only reaching a high of 68.  We actually were hiking in the clouds for a portion of the ascent.  After a nice lunch at the summit this hearty group began the reverse trek back down the 4,030 vertical feet climbed earlier in the day.  Ultimately, we spent just over 8 hours on the mountain hiking 11.2 miles and we can officially mark this hike off the calendar for a few years.  See you all on the trails!