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The Bridge to Nowhere, East Fork of the San Gabriel River

The bridge to nowhere is a concrete arch bridge, built in 1936 as part of a roadway along the east fork of the San Gabriel River, leading to a gold rush town. In 1938, a torrential flood washed away almost everything… except this bridge. It now stands alone, rather out of place, in the canyon. I had been eyeing this hike for some time - maybe it’s the civil engineer in me, or perhaps it’s my fascination with changing landscapes.

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Mt. Disappointment in Winter

Mt. Disappointment got its name when a group of government surveyors lugged their equipment up the mountainside thinking it was the highest peak in the area.  To their disappointment, nearby San Gabriel peak was some 170 feet higher.  The hike; however, is far from disappointing.
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Devil’s Punchbowl

The Devil’s Punchbowl Natural Area is located on the north face of the San Gabriel Mountains, and lies within the Los Angeles County Border.  The Punchbowl is home to a number of interesting geological features, created by erosion and uplift from three nearby faults (the San Andreas, Pinyon, and Punchbowl Faults).  (more…)

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