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CANCELLED - San Gabriel Mountains / Mt. Wilson Observatory

CANCELLED: LA Audubon Field Trip to San Gabriel Mtns. AUG 17

San Gabriel Mountains / Mt. Wilson Observatory

TOUR FEE: $15/head ($12 over 62) payable at Mt. Wilson, SIGN-UP MAX: 16

Leaders: Mary and Nick Freeman. We will bird the morning away up in the conifers, buy lunch at Newcomb’s Ranch (the Biker Bar) and end up at Mount Wilson Observatory after noon, to take the 1 p.m. guided 2-hour tour around the grounds and facility, including the 100-inch telescope. The one-mile walking tour is unsuitable for individuals with respiratory and heart problems or with limited mobility. It will be hot, but not as hot as L.A! Please visit the observatory website at www.mtwilson.edu for more exciting and cautionary details before the trip. Forest Service Adventure Pass is required ($5/day or $30/yr at sporting goods stores). Meet at 7:00 a.m. along the frontage road for Angeles Crest Hwy just north of the 210 Fwy in La Canada. Turn N on ACH, take the second right (Milmada Dr.), and a quick left (Flanders Rd.). Meet along the first 50-yard stretch, fed and gassed up, and we will carpool from here. Plan to stay out until 3 or 4 p.m.