It’s been almost one year since President Obama signed a document, with the San Gabriel Mountains as a dramatic backdrop, declaring much of the range the new San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. At that time there was much excitement, enthusiasm, and anticipation of the benefits this new status would bring to our magnificent local mountain […]
Cabin Fire – Angeles National Forest
As many are probably now aware, a major new fire is now burning in the Angeles National Forest. The fire has been named the Cabin Fire, and is burning in San Gabriel Canyon along Highway 39. The fire began at 1:07 PM on Friday 8/14, and has now grown to over 2,500 acres with 0% […]
Lake Fire – San Bernardino Mountains
As most of you probably know by now, a major wildfire is now burning in the San Bernardino Mountains. The fire originated near Jenks Lake, on the north flank of Mount San Gorgonio, and was thus named the Lake Fire. The fire has grown rapidly because of the high temperatures and strong winds over the […]
California Drought Update June 2015
We are still, of course, in the worst drought in California history. This California Drought Update post for June 2015 provides information based on recently released figures from the California government. Check out this previous post on the drought for more historical and comparative information. California has created a dedicated web page for information about […]
Time to Go See a Waterfall!
Hey! We just got a surprisingly large amount of rain for a May storm – it’s highly unusual to get this much rain in May in Southern California. So what’s the point? This is a great time to visit one of Southern California’s numerous great waterfalls, many of which dry up significantly over the summer. […]
Why Are These Deer So Nervous?
Answer: MOUNTAIN LIONS EAT DEER! The two videos below were shot in the same location 1 day apart using a Bushnell Trophy Cam video camera, which is an infrared/motion sensing device that is wonderful for capturing images and video of wildlife. Here the camera was mounted on a trail in the Santa Ana Mountains on […]