Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Angeles National Forest’


Sam Merrill Trail to Echo Mountain, Altadena

Sam Merrill Trail to Echo Mountain, Altadena
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5 miles round-trip; moderately strenuous Alternate: Inspiration Point Named for one of the great trail volunteers of local history, this route is popular with hikers seeking a good workout and a great view. It starts at the gates of the long-gone Cobb Estate, crosses over Las Flores Canyon and then climbs up a sunny, two-mile […]

The Power of Nature on Display

The Power of Nature on Display

My mom and I took a trip the other day on the trail that winds up the northern part of the Arroyo Seco behind JPL, where we saw considerable damage from this winter’s heavy rains and flooding.  Though the trailhead is posted as closed due to the Station Fire destruction of summer 2009, you can […]

Help Restore Angeles National Forest

Help Restore Angeles National Forest

This spring is your chance to get involved in the very worthy task of re-planting the parts of the Angeles National Forest that were badly burned by the Station Fire of 2009. Environmental nonprofit TreePeople, which works to both increase the number of trees throughout the Los Angeles urban area and to restore forest areas […]

All Hail the Trail Tenders!

All Hail the Trail Tenders!

Every fall I get inspired to start hiking again. That’s because the days get cooler, the skies get bluer, and the San Gabriels just seem more inviting than in the heat of summer. True, we never really got the heat of summer this year, but nonetheless, fellow Hometown Pasadenan Mel Malmberg and I felt the […]

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