Friday, February 20, 2009

San Dimas Experimental Forest tour offered Feb. 28

The US Forest Service will have its monthly Naturalist led tour on Saturday February 28th 2009. This month we will be visiting the San Dimas Experimental Forest. Due to the history of this area this is one of our most popular, and interesting programs. The forest was established in the 1930's, to study the effects of weather, fires, soils ,vegetation growth, and forest rehabilitation.

We will meet at the Education Center, and car-pool to the forest, Mike Oxford will meet us there, to conduct the tour.

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 1:30 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. Note: Due to limited space this tour will be limited to 30 visitors. Please call (909) 892-2879 for reservations

Visitors should bring water, lunch, sturdy walking shoes, sun screen, insect repellent, cameras,binoculars and dress in layers for the weather (it may be very cool). 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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