California Native Plant Society
San Gabriel Mountains Chapter

Gallery

PLANTS AND PLACES OF THE SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS

This gallery is a pictorial introduction to plants and localities within and around our chapter's namesake, the San Gabriel Mountains. The satellite image covers about 78 miles east-west and 50 miles north-south. The San Gabriel Mountains are the large mass in the middle. Each yellow dot is a location that has a gallery page. Click on the dot to jump to the page.

California Poppy Reserve Around Chilao Visitor's Center Colby Canyon Fish Canyon Islip Saddle to Little Jimmy Heaton Flat Trail Highway 39 Mt. Wilson area Shoemaker Canyon Road Twin Peaks trail Around Pasadena Santa Clara Divide Road West Fork of the San Gabriel River Schabarum (Skyline) Trail Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area Joatngna Trail Mill Ck Summit to Mt Gleason Sturtevant Falls Messenger Flats & Lightning Point Buckhorn Springs Lightning Ridge Lone Pine Canyon After the Station Fire Snowmelt gullies Glendora Ridge Rd Morris fire area on Hwy 39 Morris fire area on Glendora Mtn Rd Colby Trail Monrovia Canyon Park Desert Pines County Wildlife Sanctuary Barrett-Stoddard Road Hacienda Hills Coyote Trail Marshall Canyon West Fork in Winter West Fork in Fall Bobs's Gap Pinon Hills

INTRODUCTORY NOTE

The Los Angeles area is fortunate to have mountains so close. These mountains run approximately east-west, are about 60 miles long, and about 20 miles wide, bordered on the northern side by the San Andreas Fault and the Mojave Desert, and on the southern side by Los Angeles and its surrounding cities.

There are several road accesses to the San Gabriels, and many walking trails. What we present here is a selection of pages with images about individual places. The intent is to depict the flora and natural beauty of this special area in a variety of settings. Each location is treated independently, and may repeat flora that is found also at other locations. This is by no means a comprehensive treatment of the flora at each place. No attempt is made to describe walking trails or to provide visitor information. Those purposes are served well by others.

The gallery pages are best viewed with a broadband internet connection because of the size and number of images. (Thumbnail images are typically 5 kilobytes each, and higher-resolution images are typically 100-200 kilobytes.)

Note: You may also be interested in Gallery 2, which is a working gallery for chapter projects and activities.

GALLERY LISTING — LOCATIONS IN THE MOUNTAINS

Please select from the following individual pages:

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GALLERY LISTING — LOCATIONS NEARBY

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ADDENDUM: WALKS ON THE WILD SIDE

These are reproductions of some earlier web pages of Jane Strong

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT

The satellite image at the top of this page was acquired by NASA's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) on April 21, 2002. MISR orbits the earth at an altitude of 705 km. It was built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. (Test)

Image credit: NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team.

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On this page:

Gallery locations
(satellite map)

Introductory note

List of locations in the mountains

List of locations nearby

Additional locations

 

 

 

 

Paseo Colorado

Paseo Colorado shopping area in Pasadena with the San Gabriel Mountains in the background