Saturday, October 29, 2016, 10:00 a.m.: Blue Ridge Pacific Crest Trail, Part 2: This walk along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) will show the beautiful stands of black oak (Quercus kelloggii) with their brilliant yellow fall foliage. This trip on June 11 (Blue Ridge Pacific Crest Trail, Part 1, see website) showed these trees in early summer. We'll also be able to see the other plants of the area with fruits and fall colors. Depending on weather conditions, there may still be some late-flowering species in bloom. The route provides spectacular views of the desert, the nearby mountains, and the canyon carved by the headwaters of the San Gabriel River. The walk is a little less than 2 miles with about 400 feet of elevation gain. Leader: Jane Tirrell (gmail: jgtirrell)
Directions: We will meet in the parking area on the south side of the Angeles Crest Highway (California State Route 2) at Inspiration Point, about 53 miles above La Cañada or about 2 miles from Big Pines. Restrooms are available; an Adventure Pass is required. Bring lunch and plenty of water.