Monday, January 26, 2009

US Forest Service to present tour of San Gabriel Canyon

The US Forest Service will have its monthly Naturalist led tour on Saturday, January31th 2009.

This month we will be exploring the rich and colorful history of the San Gabriel Canyon.

Visitors will learn about the Gabrielino/Tongva, our Native Americans who inhabited our local foothills and mountains, the great rancheros of the early 1800, and the colorful and sometimes rowdy gold mining history of Eldoradoville on the East Fork.

On one of our stops we will see the location of the Forks Dam fiasco, the San Gabriel Canyon Railroad, and the Navy torpedo test site.

This is an excellent outing for families, scout groups,or anyone interested in their local mountains . The tour will start at 9AM and last until about 1 PM, meet at the San Gabriel Canyon Environmental Education Center, which is located 0.7 miles PAST the East Fork Bridge on Hwy. 39 above the City of Azusa.

Cost is $ 5.00 per person.

Visitors should bring water, lunch, sturdy walking shoes, sun screen, insect repellent, cameras,binoculars and dress in layers for the weather .

Hiking will not be strenuous but we will be hiking over uneven and rocky terrain. Make sure that your vehicle is in good working order , and you have a full tank of gas.

If you have questions or concerns contact Steve Segreto at (909) 982-2879

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