Have you wanted to explore the surrounding foothills here in Northeast LA/Altadena/Glendale, but you donâ€™t know where to go? Want a guide? These hikes are free, but you should join or at least make a donation to the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy (formerly Altadena Foothills Conservancy) and support their good work â€“ http://www.altadenafoothills.org/.
Here is the first in a series of fun/interesting/useful things to do as you begin the year on a healthy note:
Have you wanted to explore the surrounding foothills here in Northeast LA/Altadena/Glendale, but you donâ€™t know where to go? Want a guide? These hikes are free, but you should join or at least make a donation to the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy (formerly Altadena Foothills Conservancy) and support their good work â€“ http://www.altadenafoothills.org.
Hereâ€™s the notice:
Dear Friends of the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy:
HAPPY NEW YEAR! What better way to start off the New Year than with guided hikes on our newly acquired historic Rubio Canyon parcel. Please join us for one or more of the following hikes. RSVPS ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED.
Saturday, January 16th: Hike the historic trails of Rubio Canyon with guide/interpreter Paul Ayers. See our new acquisition up close and personal with commentary by one of the foothills' leading trail experts.
Saturday, January 23th: Hike through AFC's Rubio Canyon parcel to the waterfalls with guide/interpreter Paul Ayers. Paul will point out important highlights of the parcel on the way to and from the Rubio Canyon waterfalls.
Saturday, February 13th (President's Day Weekend): Hike AFC's Rubio Canyon parcel with Altadena writer/historian Michele Zack. Learn about the history of the Mt. Lowe Railway and related cultural facts to understand why AFC's acquisition of this parcel is so vital to preserving Altadena's heritage.
All hikes start at 9am and finish by noon. Wear comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen. Bring water. Rain or snow cancels. All hikes are moderate in difficulty with sections of narrow uphill and downhill trailways.
YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED OF TRAILHEAD GATHERING LOCATION UPON YOUR RSVP.
We hope to see you on the trails with us!
Contact for RSVP: Meredith McKenzie
Administrative & Development Coordinator
Note from Tracy: My husband and I joined a hike led by Paul Ayers a number of years ago when he gave a tour of the devastation from the landslide in the Rubio Canyon waterfall area. He is extremely knowledgeable about the terrain and history there but also very interesting and fun. We look forward to seeing how it all looks now as Iâ€™ve heard that recent rains have washed away the debris. I hope to see you on one of the hikes!