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Sturtevant Falls - Friday 2/24 9:30am

14 Feb 2017 7:19 AM | Anonymous
*Each car will need to display the $5 Adventure Pass. You can purchase yours at one of the vendors at this link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/r5/passes-permits/recreation/?cid=stelprdb5208699&width=full
Big 5, Adventure 16, REI sell these passes.
YOU CAN'T PURCHASE AN ADVENTURE PASS ON SITE. YOU MUST PURCHASE IN ADVANCE 



Sturtevant Falls is rumored to be flowing strongly right now and really gorgeous.  Let's go check it out.  We will also hike through a neighborhood of wilderness vacation cabins built in the 1920's and earlier that line a flowing stream.  We will also loop through Hoegee creekside wilderness camp.  It will be a beautiful forested hike in the San Gabriel Mountains.

A bit about what we will see:

The mid-1800's saw a fad for backcountry hiking and camping in the San Gabriels. Hikers in the San Gabriels featured such notables as John Muir himself. Some enterprising outdoorsmen capitalized on adventure seeking tourists by building and maintaining resorts, trail camps, and roadhouses throughout the San Gabriel Mountains. Remnants of that era survive today, mostly in the form of backcountry trail camps that are available on a first-come first-served basis, at no charge, to backpackers.

"Santa Anita Canyon meanders past historic stone and wood cottages built in the early 1900s; huge granite boulders; stacked, log-shaped concrete dams that form 20-fot cascades; and rock-scoured pools.  At the upper end of this loop hike, the trail passes through Hoagies Camp, a deep, wooded trail camp on the south bank of the creek.  It is named for Arie Hoegee, who built and operated a resort camp at the site from 1908 to 1938. The resort buildings were ruined in the floods of 1938 and burned during the Monrovia Peak Fire of 1953." from "Day Hikes Around Los Angeles" by Robert Stone.

*Each car will need to display the $5 Adventure Pass. You can purchase yours at one of the vendors at this link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/r5/passes-permits/recreation/?cid=stelprdb5208699&width=full

Approximate Distance: 6 miles
Approximate Time: 3 hours
Difficulty: Moderate


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