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TOM SLOAN SADDLE TRAIL LOOP

BEFORE YOU WILL BE MOVED TO THE GOING LIST, YOU WILL NEED TO UPDATE YOUR CDH PROFILE (The three questions must be answered with a “yes”) IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO

We will begin our trek on a fire road then continue above the shaded Bear canyon to the Tom Sloan Saddle. After a short break continue on the newly restored TS trail and then stop for snacks at the Mount Lowe Campground. This is where the Old Tavern was built back in 1895 by professor Lowe. A few of the ruins from the Tavern and the Mt. Lowe Railway system can be seen here. There are also displays of pictures and a bit of history of its existence from 1893 to 1938.
After the obligatory group photo we will return back to our cars by ascending the Mt. Lowe fire road

A BIT OF HISTORY: RESTORATION PROJECT
The original trail was built many, many years ago by the U.S. Forest Service. it was used as a short cut to get from the Lowe campground to Millard and the Arroyo Seco.
The Mount Lowe Road was then built which destroyed most of the trail and it wasn’t well maintained. After the Station Fire in 2009 it was permanently closed.
The impressive trail restoration was made possible by Restoration Legacy Crew back in 2018. It took them many months of hard work and dedication to bring this trail back to life.
The perfect positioning of the rock steps along the path can be appreciated as well as many other attributes that make this trail worth checking out.

Stats:
Level- Strong Intermediate/NO BEGINNERS PLEASE
Distance- 8 miles
Gain- 1400′ (approximate)
Terrain- rocky fire road, single track trails
Restrooms- not available at trailhead (there is one at the campground)
Dogs- NOT ALLOWED ON THIS HIKE
Parking- dirt road at the trailhead
A National Forest Pass is not required.

I would like to be back to the cars by 2:00 PM

WHAT TO BRING: A POSITIVE ATTITUDE.
Lunch/snacks, at least 3 liters of water, Lug soles with good tread, poles if you like/have them.
Hand sanitizer & mask (optional)

EARLIER MEET TIME LOCATION: 7:00AM
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Milmada+Dr,+La+Ca%C3%B1ada+Flintridge,+CA+91011/@34.2085854,-118.2003645,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c2e9fb97d40ee9:0xa72e02a9070ad690!8m2!3d34.208581!4d-118.1981705.
From here we’ll caravan to the trailhead.

EATON SADDLE TRAILHEAD DIRECTIONS:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Eaton+Saddle+Trailhead/@34.2393818,-118.0955521,648m/am=t/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c2e7edecba22af:0x4ebc9e7d4338d8d8!8m2!3d34.2393774!4d-118.0933634

Please join us for lunch at the La Canada-Flintridge Town Center
There is a variety of food places to eat.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/990+Town+Center+Dr,+La+Ca%C3%B1ada+Flintridge,+CA+91011/@34.2048424,-118.202024,17z/data=!3m1!5s0x80c2e9fc288954a1:0x79962bab30c04ef6!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x80c2e9fc28e4164b:0x9f9115b9ea5a8d58!2sBlaze+Pizza!8m2!3d34.204838!4d-118.1998485!3m4!1s0x80c2e9fc28956f11:0x7598d16cf3b6ae96!8m2!3d34.2048937!4d-118.1998907

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October 13 2021

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Date: October 13
Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Venue

Eaton Saddle Trailhead

Mt Wilson Red Box Rd
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91206 US

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