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The threat of high Santa Ana winds, which were forecasted, never materialized. However, the winds we did get the night before, made for one of the clearest days I've ever seen up on Echo. Temps stayed on the mild side and we had one of our quickest outings ever. The grafitti was confined only to the reservoir and only a minimal amount of trash was to be found around the mountain top, enough to fill half a bag. The MEETUP tagging which was spray painted across the rail tracks was already covered up with gray paint. Probably by someone who was as iritated as I was by it. We were out and back to the cars within 2.5 hours. My thanks to everyone who came out to help keep the mountain a nice place to visit.

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Event Name Echo Mt. Clean Up BLIGHT BUSTERS
Event Date/Time 1/28/2012 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location in Pasadena, CA
Event Type Hiking, Adventure Travel, Social Gatherings
Event Description

Hi everyone.Sadly, we have to start the new year back at Echo. It seems we are going there more and more often to clean up, even though this site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. To make matters worse,someone, apparently from a Meetup group, tagged the words MEET UP on the trolly tracks up there. This happened sometime between 10/29/11 and 12/17/11.

 Echo Mountain and the trail leading up from Lake Ave. needs some much needed attention. There is grafitti along the 2.5 mile route leading up to the top. And even more on top along with some trash that needs to be removed from the mountain.

We wil be driving up on a closed road that will get us to within 3/4 of a mile of Echo. We will be locking the gate on the road behind us. Anyone with time issues shouldn't sign up because you will have no way out until we all leave as a group. That being said, we should be wrapping things up around 1pm.

Meeting Location: We will be meeting at Farnsworth Park just off of Lake Ave, in Altadena at 8am. From the 210 FWY. in Pasadena, exit Lake Ave. Drive north towards the mountains. The park will be on the left side of Lake Ave. as you drive up. We will be meeting in the first parking lot on Mount Curve Ave.

L A County Farnsworth Park 568 East Mount Curve Avenue, Altadena, CA.

Bring the usual, clothing that you don't mind getting paint on. Water and a snack. Nothing else is needed. All equipment will be provided. Hiking distances should be no more than 1.5 miles roundtrip.

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