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Gabrielino Trail (Santa Anita - West Fork - Arroyo Seco)
Ran the section between Red Box and Valley Forge this morning as I was on a loop starting/ending at Eaton Saddle. Trail was in really good shape, water was flowing really well with a few stream crossings. Passed a few people hiking back up to Red Box after staying at Valley Forge or West Fork Campground.

Valley Forge from the bottom up to Eaton Saddle was a different story. Very overgrown with a lot of stuff encroaching the trail. Fortunately only saw a couple of isolated clumps of poodle do ...
Area 52, Air Force Flight Test Center, Detachment 3
Area 52 is a secret airfield and testing facility near Tonopah, Nevada, about 70 miles (110 km) northwest of Groom Lake. Many of the same aircraft that were developed and tested at Area 51 have their official base of operations at Area 52, especially the stealth aircraft.
Peak 7473 (Microwave Center)
Cecelia and I drove to Big Pines this morning for a gentle six-mile hike to Peak 7473. We parked along Table Mtn Road at the gate for FR 4N21.



The road was paved. It began by contouring around the south side of Table Mountain, bypassing the Government Test Facility and JPL observatory.

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Pine Canyon
Check out my new website. There's a section on the Mines of Pine Canyon ...

Lost Mines of Los Angeles County
Secret Tunnel Under The East Fork Road


While working on a mine website, I happened to find this awesome tunnel that runs under the East Fork Road.
It's pristine on the inside, and I don't want it to get tagged, so I won't say exactly where this is, but it's a drainage
tunnel that runs from a side canyon into the East Fork. When I discovered this a year ago it was about 25 feet above the
East Fork riverbed. Now, after a year of heavy rainfall you can literally float a boat into it.

Middle Eaton Canyon exploration
Today I went down to Idlehour camp to do some bushwhacking and to see what remains of the old cabins the USGS quads say used to be there. I rode up to Henninger Flats from Altadena. Went into the visitor center building for the first time, which is awesome, it turns out. Whoever runs that place actually put in some effort into the exhibits.

The Idlehour trail down to the camp is clear, but there's a LOT of poison oak, even high up above the canyon. There's lots of greenery everywhere in fact. ...
New Board Styles Available
I have added some new board styles. A board style is the template design with which the forum's content is presented. Members are no longer compelled to view the default style which we've had for years. You may now choose from three other options, or keep the default one.

If your personal style in your profile was not set to the default, then you might already be experiencing a new style, since I have now activated all four of them.

To change your personal board style, go to your Profile b ...
ANTIMONY & ESCAPULA PEAKS
On Wednesday, I drove to Los Padres National Forest to bag two more peaks on my list. I met my usual crazy, wild, Wednesday group at the corner of Cuddy Valley Rd & Tecuya Mtn Rd 9N22.

We drove 5.5 miles to the trailhead of Antimony Pk. Warning! You definitely need an SUV for this road. It's not as bad as the Holy Jim Road but be prepared for a bumpy ride.

The well-defined trail starts descending for 700ft  then you continue onto a flat trail for about 1.5 mil ...
Siberia Crk Trl? Camp Crk Trl? (near Big Bear Lake)
Hey has anyone gone down from the Champion Lodgepole (south of Big Bear Lake) on the Siberia Creek Trail (1W04) to Siberia Creek Trail Camp?  See map link, below.

I'm wondering about trail conditions.  I expect the Siberia Creek Trail is a little rough once you get any distance from the Champion Lodgepole area.

I expect the next day to go up the Camp Creek Trail (1W09) to Highway 18 and then on to Green Valley Lake.

Any info on trail conditions appreciated.

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Hiker stalked by predator?
http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/a...after-he-fears-stalking-predator/

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Wednesday night at 9:30 p.m. Altadena mountain rescue team was called by Los Angeles County Fire Department for the rescue of hiker who believed he was being followed by a large animal.

The hiker he saw a large shadow move behind then disappear off the side of the mountain, rocks were also seen falling, and the hiker heard loud growling noises.

The hike ...
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