Hey! Need some energy so you can feel good for the major party night of the year? How about a short 5 mi aerobic hike on the morning of DEC 31.
Beautiful five mile round-trip scenic hike in the lower San Gabriel mountains with 1300' elevation gain. The peak at Echo Mountain contains panoramic views of downtown LA, Catalina and sometimes the ocean. Back in the early years of the Mount Lowe Railway, Echo Mountain was a tourist resort which became accessible only through the cable incline. The building remnants which remain today are historically marked with aritfacts left over from some of the storms and fires which decimated the once great "White City".
(THEN - 1940)
Bring a liter of water, lug-soled shoes, sun protection, and a snack for yourself or something to share.
Driving directions: Take the 210 Freeway into Pasadena, exit at Lake and then drive north towards the mountains. Proceed all the way up Lake Avenue until the road dead ends, and detours left on Alta Loma. Park along the Lake or Alta Loma and meet at the stone gate entrance to the park.
NOTE: Will co-list with Sierra Club 20s and 30s Singles Meetup.