Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Echo Mountain’


Hike for the Homeless

Hike for the Homeless
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Mike Simms, curator of the Echo Mountain ruins above Altadena, has been working for over a year to create a park for people to come up and enjoy. To highlight his new Friends of Echo Mountain group and all of the wonderful hikes he’s discovered, last December he welcomed one and all to participate in […]

Echo Mountain Festival of Lights

Echo Mountain Festival of Lights

Hometown Pasadena received a Facebook message from Mike Simms a few weeks back. He was hoping we would help spread the word about the December 20th inaugural—and first annual—Echo Mountain Festival of Lights. We are happy to do so… Mike Simms is the curator of the Echo Mountain ruins above Altadena. “For over a year, […]

Cool-Weather Picnic Spots

Cool-Weather Picnic Spots

Mild winters were what once drew frost-bitten vacationers from the Midwest and East Coast to Pasadena. People as diverse as Henry Ford and John Muir chose to spend their winters here, rather than freezing their behinds off back home. Sunny days in December are something we at Hometown Pasadena appreciate, too. So while others are […]

Sam Merrill Trail to Echo Mountain, Altadena

Sam Merrill Trail to Echo Mountain, Altadena

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 […]

New Year’s Day Hike Up Echo Mountain

New Year’s Day Hike Up Echo Mountain

If you don’t feel like starting the New Year sitting on your butt, consider this morning hike up historic Echo Mountain, which will be led by Bill Joyce and Elizabeth Pomeroy. Pomeroy is an English professor at PCC and the author of several books with a regional focus, including John Muir: A Naturalist in Southern […]

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 […]

Brian Elerding, Actor

Brian Elerding, Actor

If Altadena native Brian Elerding looks familiar, that’s because he’s starting to show up on TV and movie screens a lot. He took a star turn in a hot Super Bowl commercial, has appeared in several indie movies and TV shows, and has three projects coming up: an episode of the new NBC series Parenthood, which just […]

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