Photographs from the Photography on the Run post: After the Bobcat Fire - Running the ANFTR 25K Course
Mt. Lowe and flat-topped Mt. Markham from near the top of Mt. Wilson Road.
New growth on a Bigcone Douglas-fir along Mt. Wilson Road. June 4, 2023.
Hazy view of the canyon of the West Fork San Gabriel River from Mt. Wilson Road. The loop follows Rincon-Redbox Road along the bottom of the canyon in this area.
San Gabriel Mountains morning. Hazy view extending from the West Fork San Gabriel River Canyon to the East Fork and Mt. Baldy area peaks.
Running down Mt. Wilson Road toward Eaton Saddle and San Gabriel Peak. The route goes around the left side of San Gabriel Peak.
Mt. Lowe Fire Road and San Gabriel Peak, east of Mueller Tunnel.
Mt. Markham from Mt. Lowe Fire Road.
Nearing the end of Mueller Tunnel.
Looking back at the cliffs at the head of upper Eaton Canyon and up to Occidental Peak.
Dead trees and regrowth below Mt. Lowe Fire Road from the San Gabriel Peak Trail. The trees were killed in the 2009 Station Fire. The photo was taken June 4, 2023.
Pale swallowtail on yerba santa along the San Gabriel Peak Trail. June 4, 2023.
Canyon liveforever along the San Gabriel Peak Trail. June 4, 2023.
Communication towers on Mt. Disappointment (5960+ feet). The high point of the ANFTR 25K and 50K is on this stretch of road.
View of the West Fork San Gabriel River Canyon from Rincon Red Box Road, about a mile and a half down from Red Box.
Overview of the Bobcat Fire Soil Burn Severity on the West Fork. Shortcut Saddle is at the bottom left, Red Box bottom right.
Side creek along Rincon Red Box Road. This was one of maybe 10 stream crossings. Those lower in the canyon were unavoidable get-your-feet-wet crossings as of June 4, 2023.
The pestilent invasive Spanish broom along Rincon Red Box Road. June 4, 2023.
Forest Service equipment being used to clear Rincon Red Box Road. June 4, 2023.
Looking up at the towers on Mt. Wilson from Rincon Red Box Road. The Kenyon Devore Trail tops out at the towers on the left -- and that's where the car is parked.
One of about four get-your-feet-wet stream crossings on Rincon Red Box Road as of June 4, 2023.
Poodle-dog bush along Rincon Red Box Road. It was common in the areas burned in the Bobcat Fire but as of June 4, 2023, was mostly avoidable . It can cause dermatitis in many people.
Dry, easily broken hairs on Poodle-dog bush are reported to cause skin irritation and inflammation. This is in addition to the contact dermatitis that can be caused from the plant's resinous leaves, stems, and flowers. June 4, 2023.
Pink rockrose along Rincon Red Box Road. This is a cultivated plant and is not native to California. June 4, 2023.
A stretch of Rincon Red Box Road, near West Fork Camp, that hadn't yet been cleared and graded. June 4, 2023.
West Fork San Gabriel River and Rincon Red Box Road, near West Fork Camp. June 4, 2023.
Gabrielino Trail at West Fork Camp. The Gabrielino Trail was overgrown with grass leaving West Fork but the water pipe was easy to access. June 4, 2023.
Rose snapdragon along the Gabrielino Trail. June 4, 2023.
A hillside of Poodle-dog bush along the Gabrielino Trail, about a mile west of West Fork. June 4, 2023.
A stretch of the Gabrielino Trail, near the Kenyon Devore Trail junction, overgrown with Poodle-dog bush. June 4, 2023.
Grassy section of the Kenyon Devore Trail, just past the Gabrielino Trail junction. June 4, 2023.
This small stream on the Kenyon Devore Trail is usually the last water on the trail, but that wasn't the case on this run. The rocks on the crossing can be slippery, especially when algae-covered. June 4, 2023.
Area along the Kenyon Devore Trail burned in the 2020 Bobcat Fire and 2009 Station Fire. June 4, 2023.
AC100 trail workers cleared dozens of fallen trees from the Kenyon Devore Trail. June 4, 2023.
Splendid gilia along the Kenyon Devore Trail. June 4, 2023.
As I climbed up the Kenyon Devore Trail I tried to imagine what it would be like in the 2023 AC100, after running 75 miles .
Common muilla, a dimunitive member of the Lily family, along the Kenyon Devore Trail. June 4, 2023.
Looking up at San Gabriel Peak and Mt. Wilson Road from the Kenyon Devore Trail.
Grinnell's beardtongue along the Kenyon Devore Trail. June 4, 2023.
Why it's called beardtongue.
When the dome of the 100 inch Hooker telescope comes into view on the Kenyon Devore Trail, it's about a half-mile to the turnout where the loop began. Continuing to the Mt. Wilson parking lot via the connecting trail adds about another half-mile.
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