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Mt. Lowe Excursion

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RSVPs close Monday morning 11/26.

If you do not have a reservation with Brian you will not be permitted to join the event.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Join us for a journey to the past to what once was called

"America's Most Scenic Mountain Trolley Trip"

This is an annual event sponsored by the Mt. Lowe Volunteers.

The public is invited but must make reservations with Brian Marcroft.

This is not a hike. You will ride up the Forest Service Road to Mt. Lowe Campground.

The Railway and Hotel/Lodge were built by Professor Thaddeus Lowe in 1890's.

You will travel along the old railroad route beginning at the gate to the Forest Road (top of Chaney Trail Rd.) to THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, to DAWN STATION, HORSESHOE CURVE, CIRCULAR BRIDGE, GRANITE GATE AND THE TAVERN.

This is our yearly fund raiser

At the Tavern Site: Displays, food, souvenirs, stories and a small hike....

We have a limit of 75 total people that can attend based on Forest rules.
Sign up ASAP. ...Email or call for reservations. WE STILL HAVE ROOM FOR 30

Information needed: the number of tickets along with names and yourphone number. If you are bringing a vehicle let us know the total number of occupants that your vehicle can carry. Fee is $2.00 per person. Pick up tickets on the morning of the event.

Email Brian Marcroft [masked] or telephone: (562)[masked]

We will need the use of high occupancy vehicles (5 or more passengers) please do not request a call back unless it is absolutely necessary Good road clearance a must! MEET AT THE NORTH END OF LAKE AVENUE IN ALTADENA 7:30 AM (Lake & Loma Alta)

See Mapquest link

We will organize carpools - DEPART AT 8 AM
Arrive at Tavern site at 8:45 AM
Depart from Tavern at 12:30
Return to Lake Ave. at 1:00 PM

Make reservations with Brian Marcroft.

NOTE: We will be behind a locked gate on a restricted road. Those entering will be required to stay with the group the entire time of the event. (8 AM to 1:00 PM) ....Unless you want to hike back down.


Lee Zebold
Forest Service Volunteer