Photographs from the Photography on the Run post: Back to Bear Canyon
Yucca stalks along the Mt. Disappointment/ Bill Reily/JPL Trail.
Strawberry Peak (left) and Mt. Lawlor from the Mt. Disappointment/ Bill Reily Trail.
View from the San Gabriel Peak Trail past Eaton Saddle to Occidental Peak and Mt. Wilson.
Recovering chaparral along the San Gabriel Peak Trail. It's now been nine years since the Station Fire.
Mt. Disappointment (with towers) and San Gabriel Peak (right) from Mt. Lowe Fire Road.
Bear Canyon from the upper Bear Canyon Trail. Bear Canyon joins Arroyo Seco just downstream (left) of the prominent bare area that looks like a rock outcrop.
Continuing down the upper Bear Canyon Trail above Tom Sloan Saddle.
Tom Sloan Saddle. The Bear Canyon Trail makes a sharp right here. (Tom Sloan Trail turns left.)
Bigcone Douglas fir, on the decent into Bear Canyon, that survived the Station Fire. September 1, 2018.
The same Bigcone Douglas fir in May 2011, just after the area reopened following the Station Fire.
This ruin marks the end of the switchbacks down into the canyon. (Photo from October 2016.)
Wearing running shorts it was difficult to avoid the stinging nettle on this creek crossing, but it wasn't as bad as last year.
Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. holosericea) in Bear Canyon.
The poison oak was easy to spot, but not to avoid!
Blossom of the nondescript plant, wirelettuce. Probably Stephanomeria virgata ssp. virgata.
A bigleaf maple, showing a little early fall color.
Part of Bear Canyon Trail Camp. The camp is about 4 miles from Switzer's Picnic Area.
Bear Canyon Trail near the confluence of Bear Canyon with Arroyo Seco.
Mountain bikers working their way back out of Arroyo Seco near Bear Canyon.
Arroyo Seco downstream of Switzer Falls. The confluence of Bear Canyon and Arroyo Seco is at the top of the photo,
The Bear Canyon Trail - Gabrielino Trail junction. The mountain biker had missed the turn onto the trail on the right (with the hiker), which leads to JPL.
Strawberry Peak from Switzer's Picnic Area. (Photo from September 9, 2017)
Flashback to March 2012 - Poodle-dog bush along the Gabrielino Trail between Switzer's and Red Box. Today (9-1-18) it is far less prevalent.
A switchback on the Gabrielino Trail between Switzer's and Red Box. The huge, rocky scar in the side of the mountain is Supercloud Canyon. Cloudburst Canyon is left of Supercloud, partially hidden by the ridge. (9-16-17)
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