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Station Fire Recovery Discussion with Forest Service Officials

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 1750 N Altadena Dr Altadena CA 91001  See map

The local branch of the Sierra Club will be hosting Marty Dumpis, Acting Supervisor of Angeles National Forest.

He and members of his team will present "Recovering from the Station Fire: The 2011 Update," discussing plant, wildlife and habitat recovery from the 2009 Station Fire.

There will also be updates on what areas of the forest will be open by this summer.

Refreshments will be served at 7 p.m. and the discussion will begin at 7:30 p.m.  The event will be held at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center.

Erik H. April 02, 2011 at 06:03 PM
Is there an online synopsis of the meeting? I wasn't able to attend and would like to be able to read about the current status of Altadena trails. Recently moved here (near Lincoln/Loma Alta) and would really like to start exploring the area. More specifically, I'd like to find out if this loop is open and accessible: http://ridetracks.com/html/brown_mountain.html
Geoff A. April 02, 2011 at 06:16 PM
Erik, here's a link to the coverage of the meeting http://altadena.patch.com/articles/recovering-from-the-station-fire-the-areas-progress-and-how-you-can-help Unfortunately that loop is still closed with no mention of when it will be opened. About the only places to mtb around here are Cherry Canyon and Sam Merrill.
Erik H. April 02, 2011 at 07:43 PM
Thanks Geoff. Where is the Cherry Canyon route? I found info on the Sam Merrill trail. Thank you for the link to the update..
Dan Abendschein (Editor) April 02, 2011 at 09:44 PM
How about the fire road up above Chaney Trail? Is that still open?
Geoff A. April 02, 2011 at 10:41 PM
Dan - The paved portion of the fire road is open but when it turns to dirt, the old Mt Lowe RR portion, it's closed. The closed sign just went up not too long ago. Erik - Cherry Canyon is in La Canada above the Descanso area. It's about a 15 minute ride to the trailhead and ther are a lot of fun little fire road and single track areas to explore. There are a good number of hikers so keep your speed respectful, but there's plenty of space for everybody to have fun. You can find the trailhead on Google Maps, just look for Hampstead Rd & Cherry Canyon Mtwy in La Canada. A 15 minute ride in the other direction will take you to Mt Wilson and you can grind your way up the relentless Mt Wilson Toll Road (dirt) to the top or branch off near the top to take Winters Creek trail (super fun single track through the trees) to Chantry Flats. This dumps you in Sierra Madre and then you have a 10 mile road ride back. Allow 4 hours for this ride, and bring plenty of water if it's hot.

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