Full Harvest Moon Hike, Friday, the 13th @ Echo Mtn.
Days are getting shorter. Let’s take advantage of the days when we can still enjoy the sunset atop Echo Mountain.
Distance. 5.6 miles
Elevation gain: 1,400′
Sunset: 7:03 P.M.
Twilight: 7:29 P.M.
Moonrise: 7:15 P.M.
Full Moon 🌕 9:34 P.M.
Directions: From the I-210 fwy towards Pasadena, take the North Lake Avenue exit and head north until the end of Lake where it meets Loma Alta. Park on nearby streets. Please read posted street signs for parking restrictions.
Please bring a headlamp for the hike down.
Bring a snack or beverage to share. We will pack out what we pack in.
“This year the September full Moon is called the Harvest Moon. Unlike other full Moon names, which are specific to their respective months, the Harvest Moon is tied to an astronomical event: the autumnal equinox. The full Moon that falls nearest to the equinox (September 22 or 23) takes on the name “Harvest Moon,” rather than its traditional name. (This means that a Harvest Moon could occur in either September or October.)
“The Harvest Moon provides the most light at the time when it’s needed most—to complete the harvest!”
On top of Echo Mountain are the ruins of “White City,” a resort along the scenic Mount Lowe Railway, which could easily be seen from the valley below. White City was the site of a magnificent 70-room Victorian hotel, the Echo Mountain House. Only a few hundred feet away stood the 40-room Echo Chalet. The complement of buildings on Echo included an astronomical observatory, car barns, dormitories and repair facilities, a casino and dance hall, and a menagerie of local fauna. For the seven years during which Lowe owned and operated the railway, it constantly ran into hard times.
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We only organize events and do not claim that any of the organizers, assistant organizers, event organizers, or event hosts, or volunteers are trained professional guides. We are volunteers; thus we’re only inviting you to join us as friends hiking with friends.
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Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience. If you don’t agree with all off the above or you’re uncertain about your abilities physical or otherwise to finish a hike or event safely, please do not sign up. This should be a group of friends having fun.
Trail statistics are approximate. For safety purposes always assume they are underestimated. But don’t be disappointed if they are overestimated. Bring more water and snacks than you think you’ll need.
Trail descriptions are based on previous hikes. Current conditions are unknown until arrival. Expect the unexpected and plan accordingly.
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