Participants: Craig Cheetham and Tom Chester
Dates: 18 September and 19 June 1996 (Written up 24 September 1996)
Trailhead location, current trail condition and hiking directionsHike starts at top of Grove Ave. in Sierra Madre. Park in the Park at the north end of the street. Note that the Park closes at sunset, so if you expect to be there later, park on Grove.
Hike proceeds out of northwest end of park, through a turnstile. Turn right on the fire road that goes on the west end of the reservoir and continues north into the canyon. The trail quickly becomes quite steep, but is in good shape all the way to the end of this hike, which is an old cabin(?) foundation in the stream bed. You reach that cabin by taking the left fork of the trail junction when you reach a group of trees growing in the canyon bottom.
We met one rattlesnake near the bottom on the way down on the 18 September 1996 hike. He pressed himself against the mountain while we passed on the outer edge of the trail.
Explanation of columns for all trip logs
# Mileage Time arrived Time left Altitude Comments 18 September 1996 hike 0 0.00 5:09 1050 Park at top of Grove. 1 2.20 6:17 6:34 2300 Cabin foundation 2 4.60 7:31 1000 Back at car. 19 June 1996 hike 0 0.00 5:39 950 Park at top of Grove. 1 2.25 6:46 2300 Cabin foundation 2 4.75 7:50 1100 Back at car.
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Updated 1 January 2002.