Weekly Gallery Update #5: Trees From Below

My Weekly Gallery Updates are about sharing photos I’ve added to the gallery section of this site.  The galleries are my way of creating a visual approach to searching for hikes by having collections of photos that link to information about hiking to where each photo was taken.

This week I’ve added five photos to my new Trees From Below Gallery.  Trees are typically the first image that pops into my mind when someone refers to a forest.  They are one of my favorite things to photograph.

December 2011

December 2011

Above view from the Lower San Gabriel Peak Trail

February 2012

February 2012

Above view from the Dawson Saddle Trail

November 2012

November 2012

Above view from the Mt. Hillyer Trail

April 2012

April 2012

Above view from the Mt. Waterman Trail

May 2012

May 2012

Above view from the Islip Ridge Trail

8 thoughts on “Weekly Gallery Update #5: Trees From Below

  1. Nice roundup! It seems you know the San Gabriels well. May I ask your advice on some hikes similar to the Mount Waterman area, alpine with forest? I’m rather tired of the scrubby lower elevations around LA.

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    • I agree with you about the scrubby lower elevations. The only real issue with the hikes like you describe is that they are currently covered in snow. Last Friday, driving on Angeles Crest Highway I noticed that even the lower portions of the Silver Moccasin Trail had snow on them. Do you have snowshoes, microspikes or crampons? If so, look under my “hikes” tab and then “From Trailheads” and look for Dawson Saddle, Icehouse Canyon, and Islip Saddle. Soon, I’ll also be adding hikes from Manker Flats. If not, look at “Three Points” as it’s lower in elevation and the snow may melt sooner. If the snow has melted, the Three points to Mt. Hillyer hike is exactly what you are looking for along the later part of the hike (from Horse Flats to Mt. Hillyer)–a large part of the earlier portion is through burn areas. Also, I’ll be starting a series in the next day or two about hiking in snow in Los Angeles that will mostly cover hikes in the Alpine areas (however, the first one is going to be a hike from Altadena).

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  2. Ice! Amazing trees. Fire scarred or just ancient? Wonderful to be able to share your ways of seeing the world. From Chris in hot and sunny southern Australia

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