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Mount Wilson Wilderness

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General Trip Planning Information

Plan ahead, always check weather conditions prior to your trip. Summer time temperatures often exceed 100° F.Water is scarce in this part of the Black Mountains. It can usually be found at Missouri Spring and at Wildhorse Spring, located northeast of Mount Wilson. Ephemeral water can sometimes be found in rain pockets following storms. The terrain in Mount Wilson Wilderness is extremely rugged. No trails, other than old vehicle ways are present, although sometimes burro and sheep trails can be located and followed.

Recreational Opportunities

The area provides excellent opportunities for recreation such as camping, hiking, hunting, backpacking, picnicking, horseback riding, wildlife observation, and photography. Group size limits of 10 people and six pack animals are encouraged.

Climate and Special Equipment Needs

Daytime temperatures during the summer months often exceed 100 degrees. Temperatures are more moderate between October 1 and April 30. No wood collection within the wilderness is permitted. Charcoal or wood brought in is permitted.

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