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Adventure hikes and canyoneering in the San Gabriels

Brennen, Christopher Earls (2007) Adventure hikes and canyoneering in the San Gabriels. Dankat Publishing . ISBN 0-9667409-0-4.

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Each of the webpages in this collection describes a different adventure hike. In each case, I have tried to give as much useful information as possible without spoiling the sense of adventure. When I explored each of these for the first time I had little or no knowledge of what to expect. In the early days, this led to some unexpected adventures such as spending an unplanned night in the canyon of the East Fork of the San Gabriel River. Later, I became more circumspect and often conducted preliminary exploratory hikes before attempting the complete version described here. Thus, for example, I ventured into some of the canyons from both above and below before attempting to travel all the way through. In each case, I have provided a map on which I have marked prominent features, obstacles or navigational aids. In addition, I have included some photographs so that the reader can gauge his or her own willingness to tackle some of the challenges described herein. Estimates of the times required for the hikes are also provided though the actual time required will vary considerably depending on the weather, stream conditions and personal agility and fitness. Some readers may be able to go significantly faster than indicated here. Groups larger than three or four will most likely be slower especially when rappelling. An estimate of the distance covered is also provided though this is much less useful than the elapsed time when discussing adventure hikes since average speeds vary greatly with the terrain. Another guide to the difficulty is the listed elevation gain that, unless otherwise specified, is the sum of all the major ascents experienced on the hike. Specific difficulties (and the equipment needed to overcome them) are also listed for reference at the beginning of each description.

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