Unlock the Gates to the Wilson Toll Road

A gate lets in, keeps out, and sometimes traps hikers who want to hike on the outskirts of Pasadena.
Mount Wilson Toll Road

The original route of the Mount Wilson Toll Road.

"Free the mountains from their gates!" So writes Larry Wilson in a column in the Pasadena Star-News. The mountains? Some of them lie within Pasadena city limits. The gates? Some residents have keys, some don't. In Wilson's opinion, it's time to let everyone in—and out.