The Inland Empire, east of Los Angeles, is known as Southern California's big backyard. The nearly 200 noteworthy hikes in this guide explore the state's three tallest mountains, the stark beauty of the high desert, and trails that wind through urban and regional parks. Each hike is shown on custom-created maps for use with a GPS.If you wish to make an even shorter one-way trip with a car or bicycle shuttle, arrange a ride at the lower trailhead. ... for 1.2 miles, then turn left (east) on Hook Creek Rd. Pass through the village of Cedar Glen for 2.3 miles to a gate at Forest Service Road 2N26Y. ... Now, this hike is a sobering reminder of the power of wildfire and a fascinating opportunity to watch the forest regenerate itself. ... It descends into a grove of black oaks, passing a spur leading over to a maintenance yard.
|Title||:||Afoot and Afield: Inland Empire|
|Author||:||David Money Harris, Jennifer Money Harris|
|Publisher||:||Wilderness Press - 2009-03-30|