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    A weekend in the woods! (Dial-Up Beware!)

    Finally...I got to the woods!

    Had an overnight adventure at our local Angeles National Forest this past weekend to enjoy some good company, conversations, and gear talk.

    Four of us spent a weekend to explore around the Chantry Flats section of the ANF. Our route for day was to do...

    1. Upper Winter Creek Trail to
    2. Hoegees CG - to setup base camp then hike to
    3. Robert's Camp Trail Junction to
    4. Sturtevant Falls then back to
    5. Robert's Camp Trail Junction to take the
    6. Lower Horse Trail to
    7. Sprucegrove CG to
    8. Sturtevant Camp to
    9. Mt. Zion Summit then back to
    10. Hoegees CG for some campfire fun.


    Total mileage for this day was 10.5 miles with varying elevation from 2100ft. to around 3500ft.

    start of our trail.


    off we go...








    It was a beautiful day to say the least to walk on a nice trail.






    watch your step!




    almost at our first stop.




    setting up basecamp.


    my accommodations for the evening thanks to Lymphocytosis for the SRL!


    After setting up camp, we continue on our adventure for the day.




    cabins along the trail that are still used to this day privately.










    did I already mention it was a beautiful day?


    emergency call boxes.


    happy hikers.


    oooh a cave!


    let's have a look!


    'twas empty.


    onward...




    at Robert's Trail Junction...now where to go?


    DONKEY!


    to the falls we go.








    Sturtevant Falls...I know it ain't Yosemite




    now we backtrack to Lower Horse Trail to see the top of the falls.


    a long way down!








    now we head to Sprucegrove.




    we made it!


    We stopped here and had some lunch and enjoyed a nice cool breeze
    After lunch we head off to Mt. Zion to catch a view from the top of the mountain.
    Last edited by mangus7175; 10-17-2011 at 18:37.

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    Senior Member mangus7175's Avatar
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    Mt. Zion junction.




    from here we head back down to base camp for some relaxing from a hard days hike.


    happy to arrive and no one messed with my setup


    ...ground dwellers seemed happy, though one of them already asked me to make them a hammock


    some pre-dinner tuna and hot chocolate


    We wake up the next day refreshed and content. Our group picture taken back at Robert's Trail Junction the next day before we parted ways.


    our hike back to civilization consisted of a mile long hike on paved road


    my last glimpse of where I was


    "May You're Search Through Nature Lead You To Yourself"


    What an awesome weekend...just what I needed. I hope you guys enjoy the report as much as I did experiencing it

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    Thanks for the report and pics .... looks like a great trip!
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Nice trip and thanks for sharing!
    Pass the Apple Pie

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    Thanks for sharing mangus, looks like a beautiful place.

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    Great trip report!!! Thanks for sharing!!
    "Pips"
    Mountains have a dreamy way
    Of folding up a noisy day
    In quiet covers, cool and gray.

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    Thanks for the blast from the past. I used to camp there at Spruce grove as a younger scout leader. Love that place. Have you been to the "bridge to no where"? Its another of those must do hikes.
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    Looks like you had a great time. I can't wait to get out and do some hiking myself.

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    Def. a big thanks! A peek into the Angeles, wow. So different and so beautiful.

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    Thanks for sharing.

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