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Charllton Flats/Mt Vetter

Greetings all I will try Charlton flats again for June as the weather for the May hike was rather inclement. It was 40 degrees and falling when I got to the trail head. So it will be Charlton Flats with an option to go to Vetter Mountainagain  for June.  This hike will be at most 1300 feet elevation gain/loss. This hike is still not for beginners. It is 3 miles to Charlton Flats and back would be the same 3 miles. Vetter Mountain is 1.2 miles beyond Charlton Flats. So to Charlton Flats and back is a total of 6 miles. To Vetter mountain and back would make it an 8.4 mile hike round trip.  To get there take the 110 north to where it ends in Pasadena. Continue up what is now Arroyo Parkway to California Street and turn left. Go to the on ramp for the 210 west, (stay over to the left side of the freeway), take the 210 to Angeles Crest hwy, (number 2). Go toward the mountains on Angeles Crest Hwy. Continue to 5 miles past Red Box Ranger Station. The parking area is just past the intersection of Big Tujunga Road. It has a sign that says "Entering National Forest Recreation Fee Area" on the right side and a big yellow sign that says "Road Closed 24 Miles Ahead" at one end of it. See the two pictures in the album to see hat the signs look like. The Trail will begin here. Hopefully we get to do this hike in June, Hope to see you there Norman

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