Vincent Gap to Baden Powell to Islip Saddle

The Three Amigos

The Three Amigos

Angelica, Mark and I walked almost 12 miles in about 6 hours today.  What a workout we had along with a great time.  We finally found a trail name for Mark, “Little Jimmy Springs”.

San Gabriel Dam in the distance.

San Gabriel Dam in the distance.

We were able to see the San Gabriel Dam from one of the peaks. It was pretty cool.  We also saw a group of kids who were walking from Vincent Gap to the Bridge to Nowhere which is in the San Gabriel Mtns.

Again we saw some amazing scenery as well as a lot of burned trees from one of the fires.

Isn' this beautiful?

Isn’t this picture perfect beautiful?

There were quite a few people taking advantage of the great weather as well as a few trail runners who are in training for a 100 mile run through the mountains.

Big Horn Mine Trail

July 12, 2013 we head back to Wrightwood. There are quite a few trails that span the Wrightwood area. We decided to take the Big Horn Mine Trail.  The trail head said the trail was 4.5 miles.  The hike was beautiful but only 2 miles.  As we arrive at the end of the trail we see the Big Horn Mine.  It is hard to imagine how they might have built this structure into the side of the mountain.  We took the time to explore this magnificent piece of history.

Big Horn Mine

Big Horn Mine

More MIne Trail Photo

More MIne Trail Photo

Once we were done exploring we headed back down the trail but decided that a 4 mile hike would just not be enough.  After all we are in training for our Spain trip and so we went back to another trail head and walked another 2 miles and saw a totally different landscape just a few 100 feet from our original trail.  The trails and meadows were just beautiful.

Vincent Gap Meadow

Vincent Gap Meadow

I decided to take my backpack on this trip as I continue to prepare for carrying it for 200 miles.

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