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Cottonwood Lakes Basin
Map of John Muir's route in the San Gabriels
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Map of John Muir's route in the San Gabriels
Here's a part of his journal. He used to love hiking around Eaton Canyon.  

In August 1877, naturalist John Muir set out from Pasadena for an expedition into the San Gabriels.

He writes: "On the first day of my excursion I went only as far as the mouth of Eaton Canyon,
because the heat was oppressive, and a pair of new shoes were chafing my feet to such an
extent that walking began to be painful."

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Here's a big one I almost stepped on near Bridge To Nowhere.  I see a lot of these around Horseshoe Mine.  q11

If you do a lot of hiking through heavy brush you can buy snake legging they can't bite through.

Lost Mines of Los Angeles County

Cottonwood Lakes Basin

Made another trip last weekend to the Cottonwood Lakes. I never seem to tire of this place.

Trip Report here: http://wildsouthland.blogspot.com...arma-bumming-southern-sierra.html

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Have you forest bathed? (Not what you think)
Apparently when summiting Baldy last weekend, I was too actively participating in nature and not following the latest health trend of ... well anyway.  q27

Nearest water to Lupine?
What's the nearest source of water to Lupine CG, either known or expected?
The Baldy Zoo
I went to Baldy today, up Register Ridge and surprisingly only saw one other person which made it a peaceful hike. I reached the top of Harwood and met a nice gent and his son and we talked hiking for fifteen minutes. I reached the top of Baldy and there was a line of people waiting to take a selfie with a guy wearing a T Rex costume. I don't know what is going on up there but it is wack squared to the nth degree.
Big Santa Anita Canyoneering
I want to thank AW (Adonis) for taking us on a very cool canyoneering trip in Big Santa Anita yesterday.

He had his hands full, literally and figuratively, with us four novices. We very much appreciate his time and generous help. We had a great experience learning a thing or two about rappelling off waterfalls.

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BABY SHEEP!!!!!   Not far from the Mt Baldy Ski Hut.  Total 3 ewes and the lamb.   SO CUTE.

DSC00728 by moore91024, on Flickr
I decided to ditch my Wild Wednesday hiking buddies and finish completing my list of peaks in the San Gabriels. This time it was the long-awaited Colver Peak.
I had a late start. The initial plan was to bag Ontario Pk but there was smoke from a fire in the area that was covering the surrounding mountains by Ice House Canyon.  So we drove up the Glendora Ridge Road and parked at the gate of Forest Service Road 2n07.
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A week ago Wednesday, I met up with my usual crazy hiking buddies to check out the Punchbowls in Santa Paula.
I woke up early and began my long drive to Santa Paula. We met at Thomas Aquinas College. The trailhead parking is across the street and it's exactly a one-mile walk through the College to the official trail.
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