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When: Sunday September 21st 7:00am
Where: From the I-210 Foothill Freeway in Pasadena, exit at Lake Avenue. Drive north for 3.4 miles to the end of Lake Avenue (where it intersects with the terminus of Loma Alta Drive running east and west). Park along the street. The hike begins to the left of the stone gateway on the east side of the street.
What to Bring: Please wear lace up hiking boots, have a backpack with your ten essentials including 2L of water and a minimum of 500 calories of carbohydrate based snacks. The morning temperatures have been in the 60’s climbing quickly to the 90’s so please dress in layers, have a hat and plenty of sun protection.
Summary: We will hike to the top of Echo Mountain where professor Thaddeus S. C. Lowe’s mountain railway and resort was Southern California’s must-visit attraction, drawing more than three million visitors from1896 to 1936 once stood. Echo Mountain (3207′), known as The White City,” was the heart of the resort with its elegant Echo Mountain House hotel, chalet, observatory, and small zoo. It has all since vanished, but this fascinating hike takes you to the ruins of this official historic landmark. We will take a break at the ruins to enjoy our snack and explore the remains and historic signs describing the resort.
RSVP: Please RSVP to Mr. Jaffrey.
When RSVPing please let me know if your Dad will be accompanying you. You may be dropped off as long as I have already arrived and a parent returns at 945am for pick up.
This hike satisfies 2nd Class Sign-off 1B”