O: Hike in Arroyo Seco – kid friendly
O: Hike in Arroyo Seco - kid friendly
Sunday, November 3, 2013
11:00am - All Ages
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What: Hike in Arroyo Seco - kid friendly

When: nov 3, 2013 11:00 AM

Easy, slow-paced, 3-4 mi round trip, 500' gain hike along the canyon bottom on the Gabrielino Trail from JPL among beautiful oaks and alders. First portion of the trail is paved and OK for strollers, though somewhat bumpy. There may be several small stream crossings, so wear shoes with non-slip tread on soles. Learn about local birds and wildflowers. Hike is geared toward our youngest and smallest participants. We will stop to frolick in the stream, look at the leaves and the bugs, and just see it through our kids' eyes. We will meet at the end of Windsor Ave at 11 am. Bring water, hat, binoculars, and snack/lunch for yourself and your kids. Children must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Leaders: Silvia Darie and Jeff Wilson

Trailhead: From the Foothill freeway (210) in Pasadena, take the Arroyo Blvd/Windsor Ave exit. Head north on Arroyo, which becomes Windsor. Park in a lot on the left about a mile up, just before the intersection with Ventura Street. Walk up Windsor a few hundred feet to a gated ,narrow, paved road on the right side of a Y. The road to the left drops down into the JPL parking lot. (Lat:34.19338 Lon:-118.16893

"As the home of the Rose Bowl, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, and America's first freeway, the Arroyo Seco is one of the most well-know canyons in Southern California. But the forest section that doesn't get the television coverage is a scenic treasure offering a splendid sylvan retreat. In the early 1900s, with its paved road and streamside cabins and resorts, it was one of the favorite vacation spots in the Southland.
But the torrential flood of 1938 wiped out most of the manmade structures in the forest portion of the canyon. Today a wide path follows the old roadbed offering an occasional glimpse of pavement remnants and stone foundations, often surrounded by non-native flora such as ivy and vinca. The hiker must share this popular trail with equestrians, bikers, walkers, joggers, picnickers, dog people, and fishers"
But it's all worth it

The hike is sponsored by the Crescenta Valley of the Sierra Club and Little Hikers. Sierra Club does require all participants to sign a liability waiver. Please RSVP at outdoorsygal at sbcglobal.net so we know to look for you.

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