An old aerial photograph of Echo Mountain, circa 1944, found by one of our senior members: @life_in_the_west. We’ve split the photo into several sections and labeled all know structures. The first two images show the summit, where the old hotel once stood. If you look closely in the first photo, you can see four Pacific Electric cars on the track, beside one of the old incline railway cars. The famous searchlight appears to still be mounted atop the old powerhouse. The second photo is a continuation west of the first. The third photo shows the Rubio Pavilion, and Macpherson trestle, both of which have since been completely destroyed. Photo 4 and 5 show the well known gear assemblies, present day and the day of their installation in 1892. These were originally housed inside the powerhouse, shown in photo 6, before it was blown up by the forest service in the 60’s. And if you’ve ever wondered what the Cobb Estate (or “haunted forest” as some call it) looked like back in the day, check out the last two photos. Cobb passed away five years before this was taken, leaving the property to the Pasadena Masons. It was later owned by the Marx Brothers, before being torn down. #echomountain#echomountainhike#hiking#hike#hikela#pasadenahikes#sangabrielmountains#sangabriels#hikingsangabriels#mtlowe#mtwilson#mtlowerailway#pasadena#pasadenahistory#besthikesla#hikinginlosangeles#socalhikes#pasadenahikes#sangabrieltrails#historyangeles
Sunglasses??? 😎Why bother?! 😑 what a super active day (sarcastic emoji) Yesterday I wanted to take my sister to a Hollywood sign hike, that was her last thing on the ‘to do’ list in LA before she goes home. Well. That did not happen but made it to one of the view points to pretend we are legit tourists ✌🏻❤️LA
9 746 hours ago
Yesterday we experienced the extreme winds that funneled through LA and the Valley.
I found a quiet spot at Amir's Garden in Griffith Park that was blocked from the wind.
In this spot I sat and read through the Wind Meditation in the "You are Wild" nature meditation guide.
This meditation told me to feel the wind's power, so I hiked up to the top of the hill along the North Trail to the point where the winds were blowing strong.
I stood there and felt it, the strong, invisible power of the wind.
The air we exchange with plants, trees and our environment is an invisible connection we take for granted. We are always connected to nature through the air we breathe. "You are Wild" by Jessica Snow is an incredible meditation and hiking companion.
It's available in the Field Guides section of the shop if you are curious about meditating with nature. ...
2 146 hours ago
ghost of trips past (but don’t worry, there are plenty more on the horizon) ✨💫
//Eaton Canyon Falls//*
With all the rainfall we had last week, it’s a perfect time to start hitting our local waterfall trails & take advantage of all this natural beauty.
Eaton Canyon is a fairly easy hike. Only 3.5 miles round trip with an elevation gain of less than 450 feet. Perfect for a quick after work stroll. Great for kids too!
A week long storm made me want to explore a new trail today so I found a trail I have never run before. Well two miles into the run I hit a crazy incline. 950ft of vertical gain in under a mile. At that point my run turned into a hike! Despite having to power hike this part I would say that it was a decent run.
4 6822 hours ago
Mondays are made for daydreaming about Sundays 🌲🏔🖤
Join us on our next adventure where we get as far away from free WiFi and free our minds. We have teamed up with @ryp_hiking to collaborate on an Adventurous and historic packed hike all in just 4.5 miles. SPOTS ARE LIMITED. FIRST 35 TO RSVP WILL GET A SPOT AND THE REST WILL BE PUT ON A WAITING LIST.
Meet time: 8:30 am
Hike time: 8:45 am
Distance: 4.5 miles (out and back )
Elevation change: 674 ft.
Hiking time: Approx. 3-4.5 hours (this includes picture time and exploring the mine and cabin)
Open to: Hikers, dogs (on a leash) ***Fees & Permits: National Forest Adventure Pass
Location: San Gabriel Mountains
Trailhead address: Angeles National Forest
Big Rock Creek Rd., Valyermo, CA 93563
Kid friendly: yes (avid hiker)
Parking: Dirt Parking lot (Same lot as Baden Powell )
Trail Condition: The trail is well maintained, well marked and easy to follow slight areas where it’s rocky.
Collective energy shifts are here. Do you feel it?
The new moon and eclipse is reminding me of her power and our own.
Leo moon with the fire energy and eclipse reminds us to feel our power and be confident in ourselves while Aquarius welcomes flow, softening and collective energy.
During my meditations last night I surrendered to my fear. Let go and stepped into my values.
Have you ever not been living your own truth? Far from your own energy and true self . I felt a call back to the energy to the collective source.
What are you letting go of? And what are you flowing through. What do you wish to welcome?
Happy Aquarius ♒️ Season ✨
“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” -Martin Luther King Jr #MLKday#recuedog
Discover LA from the Captain’s Roost lookout, Griffith park trails. The transition from day to night in Griffith Park is a must for LA peeps. It’s been cold lately so go prepared. One of the many unique vantage points from the park.