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Brown Mountain via Arroyo Seco - Exit Millard Canyon - San Gabriel Mountains, Angeles National Forest | TRVRS Outdoors

Our next group hike is happening on Sunday, March 1st 2020! 

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From steep ridge line climbs and thick brush to shaded canyons with ample creek crossings, the Grand Arroyo Loop has everything you'd find in the San Gabriel Mountain range within one sixteen mile loop. Lets get out there! 


COURSE DESCRIPTION

From the parking area coordinates, we'll descend the Altadena Crest trail toward the Gabrielino Trail (north) and cross the Arroyo Seco more than 6 times before reaching mile 5.5 (Oakwilde Campground) at which point we will ascend the Ken Burton trail (east). At mile 7.75, we'll reach the Ken Burton Trail Junction and continue up the eastern ridge line toward Brown Mountain. This cross country segment to the peak will be the toughest part of our day. It is overgrown and steep. Be careful of Yucca, and Buckthorn and do your best to avoid causing rockfall as it may be a hazard to those that are behind you.

After a long break atop Brown Mountain to enjoy the views of Alta Dena and beyond, we will continue east along the ridge. The brush will be more manageable once we reach the peak and begin descending toward Tom Sloan saddle where the trail returns. Heading south from this junction brings us into the lower portion of the Grand Canyon and eventually into Millard Canyon. We'll take a quick peak at the now closed Dawn Mine before continuing further along the creek toward Chaney trail, a popular equestrian/mountain biking path for the locals. Finally we will finish at Loma Alta Park where the group leads will find a picnic table to share a cold beer over the excursion! See you out there.

 

DETAILS

From the group meet location (Google Maps)
Map: https://caltopo.com/m/985U
Terrain: Class 1 hiking path for majority, Lots of marked signs. Class 2 cross country terrain for all of two miles.
Exposure: Mostly shaded, except for the ridge.
Difficulty: Intermediate (we are a fairly fast group).
Dog Friendly: Woof Woof!
Distance: 16 miles
Vertical Gain: 4,500 feet
Weather: 7-Day Forecast (Chantry Flat)
Date: Sunday, March 1st, 2020.
Time: 6:30 AM
Duration: About 7-8 hours. Plan to be on the trail all day.

[Map of the meet location.]



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