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Event Name Bear Canyon Trail Maintenance
Event Date/Time 1/21/2012 from 7:45 AM to 3:00 PM
Location in PASADENA, CA
Event Type Canoeing, Fishing, Whitewater Kayaking/Rafting, Adventure Racing, Backpacking, Canyoneering, Hiking, Running, Off Roading, Rock Climbing, Paintball, Adventure Travel, Camping, Caving, Horseback Riding, Road Biking, Mountain Biking, Rappelling, Trail Running, Cross-county Skiing, Mountaineering, Snowboarding/Skiing, Ice Climbing, Snowshoeing, Social Gatherings, Geocaching
Event Description


SATURDAY - January 21, 2012
SATURDAY - February 18, 2012
SATURDAY - March 17, 2012
SATURDAY - April 21, 2012
SATURDAY - May 19, 2012 **{BCTC Picnic}
SATURDAY - June 2, 2012  **National Trails Day {site to be determined}


Note: Tentative meeting location for January 21, 2012

We will be meeting either on Angeles Crest Highway or on Chaney Trail above Altadena at the locked gate on Sunset Ridge.

Once I know the road condition of the Mt Lowe Fire Road, I'll have a better handle on where to meet.

If you need directions, please ask.

Thanks for your continued support.

Bear Canyon was classified as semi-wilderness. Cry

Bear Canyon was ravaged by the Station Fire in September 2009.

All the plant life on the canyon walls is gone.Cry There is very minimal tree and plant life on the canyon floor.

The fire swept over Brown Mountain and right up Bear Canyon and up to Mt. Disappointment, Deception, San Gabriel Mt. Markham & Mt. Lowe.

From the west side of San Gabriel Peak and the north slopes of Mt. Lowe & Brown Mountain, everything is gone.

There is nothing to hold back the rain water once it comes.

If we get heavy rains, one can expect all the beautiful pools in the canyon to get filled with mud.**

**NOTE: This did happen but the winter rains of 2010 cleaned most of them out completely.alt

When we get back into the canyon, our goals will be.....

#1 To access the damage to the trails. (mainly rock & debris slides)

#2 To start repairing the trail for the forest visitors that are already hiking in there

#3 Do needed repairs at the trail camp (remove downed trees, etc.)


The work now will be an ongoing job for many years to come.

The plants will start to come back within a few years but rock & debris slides will be a major concern.

We now have the job of doing our best at being the stewards of this canyon & the forest.

Taking hold and replanting the forest for the next generation of hikers to come.

We can do this together, one day at a time. 

We more than likely will never see Bear Canyon as it once was, serene, peaceful and a place to reflect away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

But we as a group can make it better for the future. Some day the forest will heal and the streams will flow clear again.

We can all take pleasure in knowing, we made a difference 

                 We will be meeting each day @ 8am on Angeles Crest Highway in 
La Canada just 200 yards north of the 210 freeway, then carpool to the trailhead.

We have most of the necessary tools & supplies needed.

R.S.V.P. so we bring enough tools for everyone. Bring water and lunch. 

Hat, gloves, long pants & long sleeved shirt, good boots and safety glasses are recommended.

For more info. Contact Richard @

Peace Be The Journey

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