Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘San Gabriels’


10 Things We’re Thankful For

10 Things We’re Thankful For
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We’re a lucky bunch at Hometown Pasadena, and we know it. So each of us decided to share one thing about our hometowns that we’re particularly grateful for. 1. The Rose Bowl Aquatic Center. I’ve been swimming laps there for 25 years, and while it has grown more crowded and you encounter the occasional breach of […]

Hiking It, Learning It & Seeing Merlin

Hiking It, Learning It & Seeing Merlin

Sidle along narrow steps and clamber over rocks as you hike the Mount Lowe Railway’s former route with its complex funicular system. (When’s the last time you scheduled something “funicular” into your day?) Raise your binoculars to catch sight of a wrentit. A what-it? It’s a long-tailed North American songbird that is dedicated to a […]

Sunset Ridge to Cape of Good Hope, Altadena

Sunset Ridge to Cape of Good Hope, Altadena

Here’s another one of our favorite hikes in the San Gabriels. 6 miles round-trip; moderately strenuous Alternates: Dawn Mine & Millard Canyon Falls For a hike that combines beauty, history, and exercise, walk up Chaney Trail and follow the Sunset Ridge Trail, which hugs the side of steep Millard Canyon. You enjoy views of the […]

Mt. Wilson Toll Road to Henninger Flats, Altadena

Mt. Wilson Toll Road to Henninger Flats, Altadena

5.4 miles round-trip; moderate Alternate: Eaton Canyon Falls Trails Enter Eaton Canyon through the Pinecrest gate, walk down into the canyon and head up the clearly visible dirt road. Head up to Henninger Flats, site of the L.A. County Experimental Forestry Nursery. The nursery produces tree seedlings (Monterey pine, cedar, Sequoia, knobcone pine) to reforest […]

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 […]

Why We Live Here: Reason #17

Why We Live Here: Reason #17

The view from a dog walk on Parkview in Pasadena’s Linda Vista neighborhood midday Sunday, after the fierce rain Saturday night, panning from north to south, as best as an iPhone could capture it:

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