by Gene
25 Jan 2018, 16:36
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: San Gabriel Dam Trail
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: San Gabriel Dam Trail

Did you come across any large benchmarks cemented in corrugated pipe? No, but I wasn't looking for benchmarks. There are none listed on my maps. The 1940 topo shows a spot elevation along the ridge at 1758', but all the BMs near the reservoir are along the San Gabriel Canyon Road. Also, the firebre...
by Gene
03 Jan 2018, 18:24
Forum: Other Ranges
Topic: Guadalupe Peak, TX
Replies: 14
Views: 182

Re: Guadalupe Peak, TX

dima wrote: Nice report! As an ex-New-Mexican, I always thought this area was in the wrong state by mistake.
What contrasts in New Mexico, from the totally desolate moonscapes around White Sands to the alpine valleys around Cloudcroft.  We used to camp at Lake Bonita when we lived in Texas. 
by Gene
03 Jan 2018, 17:12
Forum: Other Ranges
Topic: Guadalupe Peak, TX
Replies: 14
Views: 182

Re: Guadalupe Peak, TX

Thanks for sharing!  I always thought the highest peak in Texas would be on the Chisos Mountains in the Big Bend area of West Texas.  Emory peak is in the Chisos and reaches 7,825 feet.
by Gene
27 Aug 2017, 18:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10th Anniversary Hike & Food Fight
Replies: 20
Views: 727

Re: 10th Anniversary Hike & Food Fight

I would love to attend, but living on the opposite side of the country it's just not practical, it is a great idea however.
by Gene
22 Aug 2017, 12:45
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Tiny Things @ Crystal Lake
Replies: 14
Views: 470

Re: Tiny Things @ Crystal Lake

Nice!
by Gene
26 Jun 2017, 12:39
Forum: Flora & Fauna & Fungi
Topic: Books and websites
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Books and websites

<r><QUOTE author="bapolis:55718"><s>[quote="bapolis:55718"]</s>Do you guys have any recommendations for a good visual guide (book or website) that shows and describes the flora and fauna of the San Gabriel Mountains? I want to familiarize myself with all of the things that I've been coming across (a...
by Gene
30 May 2017, 14:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Secret Tunnel Under The East Fork Road
Replies: 6
Views: 693

<r>There was a 'mine' of sorts in that side canyon at one time.  The first contractor to remove silt from the San Gabriel Dam reservoir had a gold separation system on the conveyor system that moved material into the fill area.<br/> <br/> As I recall, there were at least two 15 or 20 foot deep test ...
by Gene
14 May 2017, 15:44
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: San Gabriel Reservoir Filled To Brim
Replies: 2
Views: 492

<r>Thats about 40,000 acre feet of water.  Nice to see the pool that full.  Not much room for another storm, but it's late for that.  That might be why Morris dam levels are being kept low.  <br/> <br/> San Gabriel dam is a flood control structure primarily, though it does feed water to a tunnel tha...
by Gene
13 Apr 2017, 16:04
Forum: Admin & Tech Support
Topic: Forum Ownership Change Request
Replies: 12
Views: 1.2K

And another vote for Sean.
by Gene
02 Apr 2017, 17:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Charging for rescues
Replies: 14
Views: 1.4K

<t>There is always a "price" regardless of how it is paid, either by the individual rescued or by the general public.  There is no such thing as government funds.<br/> <br/> An independent arbiter the rescue agency could consult if they see a particular rescue as out of the norm sounds like a good i...
by Gene
31 Mar 2017, 01:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Charging for rescues
Replies: 14
Views: 1.4K

<r><QUOTE author="whatmeworry:55225"><s>[quote="whatmeworry:55225"]</s><QUOTE author="Gene:55193"><s>[quote="Gene:55193"]</s>Wow, a step in the right direction, though the bill should go the folks that made the decision to get themselves in a position to be rescued.  Not so much for true accidents, ...
by Gene
28 Nov 2016, 21:22
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Buell's Tunnel Found!
Replies: 24
Views: 2.9K

Another very interesting San Gabriel adventure.  Thanks!
by Gene
12 Oct 2016, 17:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taco Takes Off
Replies: 11
Views: 2.8K

God speed!
by Gene
17 Aug 2016, 13:39
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Mono County doctor pleads guilty to looting artifacts
Replies: 6
Views: 1.3K

<r><QUOTE author="Sean:54033"><s>[quote="Sean:54033"]</s>Uh, he had 20,000 artifacts in his home? And he thinks it was the blog that got him in trouble? Some people absolutely cannot take responsibility for their own actions. What a dipshit. Don't mess with Native American stuff. Everyone knows that...
by Gene
02 Aug 2016, 17:35
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: POIs on Glendora Ridge
Replies: 8
Views: 1.9K

There is an abandoned cabin in lower Garcia canyon I think it was a girl scout camp.
by Gene
24 Jun 2016, 13:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VIDEOS - Post or link to videos!
Replies: 245
Views: 6.9K

Thank you Jonathan!
by Gene
17 Oct 2015, 14:25
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Seeding the mountain air finalized
Replies: 1
Views: 1.0K

<t>The old LA Flood Control District used to have cloud seeding iodine burners at various locations.  I know there was one at San Gabriel Dam, I recall they were not very effective.<br/> <br/> Taking a wild guess, I wonder if ground based cloud seeding could be very effective effective with the inve...
by Gene
28 Aug 2015, 13:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: documentary on gold panners in the San Gabriels
Replies: 7
Views: 2.5K

<t>Interesting.  I used to sluice and pan for gold in the East Fork, mucho work and not a lot of gold.  A great excuse to get into the woods.  <br/> <br/> The comments to the article were really out there.  Those worried about damage to the stream bed should visit the river at a peak flow after a go...
by Gene
28 Jun 2015, 16:53
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: A mine and a gully to Devil's Canyon
Replies: 30
Views: 8.7K

Re: A mine and a gully to Devil's Canyon

<r><QUOTE author="Joe_the_Hiker:51591"><s>[quote="Joe_the_Hiker:51591"]</s><QUOTE><s>[quote]</s> <br/> Does he publish his documentation?<br/> <e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> He does. He gives the history of the mine and documents the inside. On some of his videos he puts the general area (so in this case p...
by Gene
27 Jun 2015, 15:15
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: A mine and a gully to Devil's Canyon
Replies: 30
Views: 8.7K

<r><QUOTE><s>[quote]</s>Wondering how helpful the wheels were in getting this thing out to this steep trailless slope.<e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> I haven't been to that mine, however I suspect they used a highline to get that compressor set there.  A cable is attached attached to a deadman anchor above ...
by Gene
15 Jun 2015, 16:13
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: San Antonio Ridge - Gold Dollar Mine
Replies: 14
Views: 4.7K

<r>Thank you so much for posting this.<br/> <br/> Lots of changes since this trip:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://socalhikes.com/2011/06/gold-dollar-mine-san-antonio-ridge-iron-mountain-triple/"><LINK_TEXT text="http://socalhikes.com/2011/06/gold-doll ... in-triple/">http://socalhikes.com/2011/06/gold-...
by Gene
25 May 2015, 01:11
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Kelsey Silver mine in Lower San Gabriel Canyon
Replies: 8
Views: 2.7K

<t>I knew it was there, but never visited the site.  I did hike over the ridge above and descend into Roberts canyon behind the Azusa stables (Now a housing tract).  Some huge mountain quail took a few years off when they jumped up right in front of me.  I was by myself and it was tough going gettin...
by Gene
13 May 2015, 15:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trails Magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 1.7K

Fantastic!  Thanks for sharing the link.
by Gene
30 Apr 2015, 22:10
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Follows Camp
Replies: 5
Views: 2.0K

Hikin_Jim:51281 wrote:This Zerep company sounds like a bunch of real winners.   :roll:

HJ
They should have named themselves: Slanimirc
by Gene
30 Apr 2015, 14:17
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Follows Camp
Replies: 5
Views: 2.0K

<r>Local politicians making money using public funds, imagine that!<br/> <br/> I do question the actual damage done to the riverbed.  Any time there is significant rainfall in the San Gabriels the riverbeds are extensively rearranged. <QUOTE><s>[quote]</s> The extensive area grading resulted in the ...
by Gene
06 Apr 2015, 14:01
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Video Tour of Pine Flat – Just Below Iron Mountain Summit
Replies: 4
Views: 1.8K

Enjoy it I did, thank you for sharing.
by Gene
23 Nov 2014, 15:41
Forum: Flora & Fauna & Fungi
Topic: Legless lizard?
Replies: 5
Views: 2.3K

<r><QUOTE author="Slowest_Hiker:50434"><s>[quote="Slowest_Hiker:50434"]</s>It does not look like the Southern California Legless Lizard that I saw in my yard.  That one looked exactly like <URL url="http://californiaherps.com/lizards/pages/a.stebbinsi.html"><s>[url=http://californiaherps.com/lizards...
by Gene
27 Oct 2014, 16:10
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Obama to designate chunk of San Gabriel Mountains a national
Replies: 62
Views: 15.7K

<t>I cannot help but say, If you like your access to Angeles National Forrest, you can keep your access to Angeles National Forrest.<br/> <br/> Politicians rarely act without a political donor calling the shots.  I don't see how more people can get access and not have more trash, graffiti and pressu...
by Gene
27 Oct 2014, 16:00
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: glendora mtn road
Replies: 5
Views: 1.1K

<r><QUOTE author="walker:50236"><s>[quote="walker:50236"]</s><QUOTE><s>[quote]</s>Your first photo look likes it might have been taken close to the place hang gliders used to launch.  They would fly down and ride the updraft above the quarry and land in the riverbed below the outlet works.  Eventual...
by Gene
26 Oct 2014, 16:58
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: glendora mtn road
Replies: 5
Views: 1.1K

<t>GMR is an attraction itself, thanks for sharing.<br/> <br/> Your first photo look likes it might have been taken close to the place hang gliders used to launch.  They would fly down and ride the updraft above the quarry and land in the riverbed below the outlet works.  Eventually they started fly...
by Gene
19 Oct 2014, 16:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SGNM Boundary
Replies: 13
Views: 6.6K

So it might all be about what they are excluding from 'protection' especially if this replaces the National Forrest and leaves those excluded portion open to development.
by Gene
03 Aug 2014, 00:48
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: High speed rail wants to(aka will) tunnel through SGs
Replies: 10
Views: 2.4K

<r><QUOTE author="VermillionPearlGirl:49516"><s>[quote="VermillionPearlGirl:49516"]</s>I predict this goes the way of other ANF transit projects -- where they spend a lot of money building it, until it crumbles, then they leave it there and walk away.<e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> True!  I can hear someone...
by Gene
02 Aug 2014, 15:25
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: High speed rail wants to(aka will) tunnel through SGs
Replies: 10
Views: 2.4K

<r>If they ever start, mark my words, they are going to have huge problems with faults and geology.<br/> <QUOTE><s>[quote]</s>The study was conducted by Parsons Brinckerhoff, a New York firm considered a world leader in tunnel construction.<e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> I would be curious to hear from the ...
by Gene
20 Jul 2014, 00:45
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Lost Hiker-Los Padres Tar Creek
Replies: 94
Views: 21.6K

<r><QUOTE author="tracker:49186"><s>[quote="tracker:49186"]</s>If a logical person was to look for a common thread in the responses, they would see a strong consensus:<br/> <B><s>[b]</s>The facts as being reported do not add up. Period.<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Speculating as to which factoids being repo...
by Gene
29 Jun 2014, 15:29
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Lost Hiker-Los Padres Tar Creek
Replies: 94
Views: 21.6K

<r><QUOTE author="David Stillman:49127"><s>[quote="David Stillman:49127"]</s>I know somebody who spoke with one of the Ventury County Sheriffs Deputies who was involved in the the recovery. This is second hand, but the source is solid, he said that the Deputy told him that they do not suspect foul p...
by Gene
28 Jun 2014, 05:14
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Lost Hiker-Los Padres Tar Creek
Replies: 94
Views: 21.6K

<t>That why it's called 'supposition' or supposing that this or that happened.  At this point the only thing any of us knows is what we have read or been told by the authorities close to the situation.  We also know there is just one soul that knows exactly what happened.<br/> <br/> I agree, people ...
by Gene
28 Jun 2014, 00:39
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Lost Hiker-Los Padres Tar Creek
Replies: 94
Views: 21.6K

Re: RIP Mike Herdman

<r><QUOTE author="cougarmagic:49108"><s>[quote="cougarmagic:49108"]</s><QUOTE author="Gene:49107"><s>[quote="Gene:49107"]</s> Would the fact that he was covered with brush indicate a possible cougar attack?<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://ktla.com/2014/06/27/mike-herdman-firefighter-missing-arcadia-los-...
by Gene
28 Jun 2014, 00:15
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Lost Hiker-Los Padres Tar Creek
Replies: 94
Views: 21.6K

RIP Mike Herdman

<r><QUOTE><s>[quote]</s>The discovery of Herdman’s body in a “rugged cliff area” was announced at a Ventura County Sheriff’s Office news conference about 4 p.m. Friday at Camarillo Airport.<br/> <br/> They was no indication of foul play and it was not known if Herdman had fallen, Sheriff Geoff Dean ...
by Gene
27 Jun 2014, 00:14
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: 201406yesterdaytime, Random Canyon Attempt
Replies: 6
Views: 1.2K

<r><QUOTE author="Taco:49090"><s>[quote="Taco:49090"]</s>...Gene, I think I see it on the map: <URL url="http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=34.20165,-117.90055&z=15&t=T&marker0=34.13361%2C-117.90667%2CAzusa%20CA&marker1=34.20165%2C-117.90055%2C3.6%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Morris%20Reservoir%20CA">...
by Gene
26 Jun 2014, 15:46
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: 201406yesterdaytime, Random Canyon Attempt
Replies: 6
Views: 1.2K

<t>The 1964 ANF map showed a trail off there that dropped into Roberts Canyon.  In the late 60s I followed the trail until it vanished on a ridge above Roberts Canyon.  I bushwhacked down the steep hill and was very very happy to get to the bottom.  <br/> <br/> At that time it had been may years sin...
by Gene
24 Jun 2014, 14:59
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Lost Hiker-Los Padres Tar Creek
Replies: 94
Views: 21.6K

<r><QUOTE author="DavidCrashStillman:49057"><s>[quote="DavidCrashStillman:49057"]</s>Good morning,<br/> Aside from the massive multi-agency response (which the rest of us should never expect because we're not sacred cows, um, I meant firefighters), they used search dogs, scent dogs, helicopters and ...
by Gene
24 Jun 2014, 04:47
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Lost Hiker-Los Padres Tar Creek
Replies: 94
Views: 21.6K

<r>Just to confound things the news media often gets details incorrect.  Even being there might not give the entire picture.<br/> <br/> I would be interested to know if they used any tracking dogs.  They have foot prints and objects with the victim's scent so they should have a good scent trail to f...
by Gene
24 Jun 2014, 00:24
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Lost Hiker-Los Padres Tar Creek
Replies: 94
Views: 21.6K

<r><QUOTE author="VermillionPearlGirl:49044"><s>[quote="VermillionPearlGirl:49044"]</s>Story on finding the dog: <URL url="http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/06/22/missing-firefighters-dog-found-near-fillmore/"><LINK_TEXT text="http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/06/ ... -fillmore/">http://losangel...
by Gene
23 Jun 2014, 22:41
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Lost Hiker-Los Padres Tar Creek
Replies: 94
Views: 21.6K

<r><QUOTE author="Hikin_Jim:49042"><s>[quote="Hikin_Jim:49042"]</s><QUOTE author="tekewin:49037"><s>[quote="tekewin:49037"]</s> How far or fast could he have gone without shoes anyway? <e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> Yeah, I was kind of wondering that myself.  <br/> <br/> Love triangle?  Affair?  Something ...
by Gene
22 Jun 2014, 13:58
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Lost Hiker-Los Padres Tar Creek
Replies: 94
Views: 21.6K

<r>I like the mountain lion attack.  Two days hike seems a little remote for a pot farm, but you never.  They have been searching with helicopters and IR equipped drones.  I seriously doubt there is a live person to be found in that area.<br/> <br/> Running off with no shoes is the puzzling part.  I...
by Gene
19 Jun 2014, 20:58
Forum: Flora & Fauna & Fungi
Topic: Henninger Flats Bear Encounter - May 2014
Replies: 27
Views: 4.4K

<r><QUOTE author="Hikin_Jim:48967"><s>[quote="Hikin_Jim:48967"]</s>Wow.  That's a scary one, the incident with the sleeping bag.   <E>:shock:</E>   <br/> I wonder what made the bear do that?  Spilled food?  Poor kid; he'll never want to go camping again.<br/> <br/> I wonder if pepper spray in any of...
by Gene
19 Jun 2014, 12:12
Forum: Flora & Fauna & Fungi
Topic: Henninger Flats Bear Encounter - May 2014
Replies: 27
Views: 4.4K

<t>I recall a bear death back in the 60s at Glenn Camp below Cogswell Dam.<br/> <br/> I was told by one of the Cogsewll Dam Operators two guys were camped there for several days.  Fishing and eating fish.  One night a bear came into the camp and crushed the unfortunate caper's head while he was stil...
by Gene
24 May 2014, 14:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest Article on San Gabriels
Replies: 5
Views: 1.2K

Another enjoyable read, thank you very much.
by Gene
20 Apr 2014, 14:39
Forum: Flora & Fauna & Fungi
Topic: Deep Thoughts bear
Replies: 4
Views: 1.9K

Hey, that thing with an eye wasn't here before, I better analyze/file all scents and check for anything dangerous.
by Gene
15 Apr 2014, 22:29
Forum: Flora & Fauna & Fungi
Topic: Gray Fox and bear
Replies: 6
Views: 1.6K

Nice work!

I can't read bear expressions, but I'm guessing it says, "I smell shenanigans, human shenanigans!"