Ascent of Mount Markham on 1997-09-07
|Date:||Sunday, September 7, 1997|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||5742 ft / 1750 m|
Ascent Trip ReportTo reach the starting point for the hike of Mt. Markham take the Angeles Crest Highway, route 2, north from La Canada/Flintridge. There is an exit for this highway on the Foothill Freeway, no. 210. Drive route 2 for 13.5 miles to Red Box Gap and Station and turn right toward Mt. Wilson. Follow this winding paved road for 2.3 miles to Eaton Saddle and a large parking area on both sides of the road. Park here and go east past the gate onto the Old Mt. Wilson Road. The road goes through Meuller Tunnel and on to a saddle. From here turn left onto a trail marked with a sign toward Mt. Lowe. Follow this good trail to another saddle and then turn left back up the steep ridge toward the summit of Mt. Markham following a use trail. The hike takes about one hour. 9/97 RLC
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