5 Best Hidden Swimming Holes of Southern California
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1. Holcomb Canyon
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3. Colby Canyon
4. Topanga Time Tunnel Grotto
5. Chiquito Falls
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7 Best Southern California Waterfalls
Seven Best Southern California Waterfalls
This video showcases my seven favorite waterfalls in Southern California ranging from the easiest to the hardest. There are hikes on here for families and some that should be done by more seasoned hikers. Let me know what your favorite is in the comments and you can find more information on these and other waterfalls at
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Los Angeles Driving Tour: Azusa Mountains. Road to Bridge to Nowhere Hiking Trailhead
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Bridge to Nowhere
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The Bridge to Nowhere is an arch bridge that was built in 1936 north of Azusa, California in the San Gabriel Mountains. It spans the East Fork of the San Gabriel River and was meant to be part of a road connecting the San Gabriel Valley with Wrightwood.
The East Fork Road was still under construction when it was washed out during the great flood of March 1–2, 1938.
The East Fork Road project was abandoned as a result of the floods, leaving the bridge forever stranded in the middle of what is now the Sheep Mountain Wilderness.
Parts of the old asphalt roadway can still be found along the East Fork Trail which leads to the bridge, and there are still a number of concrete slabs which formed the foundations of destroyed bridges to the west of the Bridge to Nowhere. Indeed, the sign along the trail 30 feet east of the John Seals Bridge which announces the start of the Sheep Mountain Wilderness is resting on the old roadbed.
East Fork Trail
Currently there is a major rock fall at approximately 1.56 miles in along the trail at North 34 degrees 15.440, West 117 degrees 45.053, at 2271 feet altitude which poses a significant safety hazard to climb over. Additionally there is a cornice overhang remaining that is poised to come down and there is more friable San Gabriel granite to the right of the calving which is poised to come down. The United States Forest Service is looking at the problem with the San Gabriel Mountains Trailbuilders to determine what can be done about the hazard. As it is, safe passage through 50 meters of trail covered by the rock fall requires the crossing of the river two additional times.
The bridge is only accessible via a 10-mile round-trip hike or on horseback. Despite its popularity, the frequency with which the trails get washed out means that they are rough in places. The trail following the riverbed crosses the East Fork six times between the bridge and the trailhead.
Generally, one follows the river up its course, with several stream crossings before the ascent to the level of the bridge.
The maintenance of the East Fork Trail which leads to the Bridge To Nowhere is the responsibility of the San Gabriel Mountains Trailbuilders volunteer organization which works under the supervision of the United States Forest Service. Typically trail repairs and maintenance are performed by the Trailbuilders during the Winter months when snow within the Crystal Lake Recreation Area makes trail working at higher elevations in the San Gabriel Mountains difficult and at times hazardous.
In addition to steps being carved out of rock faces to improve hiking safety, trail definition being improved through removing growth and rocks along the trail, and other typical trail work, the Trailbuilders also built the John Seals Bridge across Laurel Gulch, utilizing helicopters, horses, mules, and many human volunteers to establish concrete footings and assemble a solid wooden crossing to ensure safe passage across the Gulch.
Obstructions along the trail which leads to the Bridge To Nowhere and other significant trail problems can be reported to the Trailbuilders.
The bridge is a private inholding within the Angeles National Forest. Bungee jumping is provided by a private company. Jumpers typically meet at the main parking area for Heaton Flats Campground early in the morning, collecting at the Forest Service gate and then walking to the East Fork Trail trailhead where jumpers begin the hike generally as a group. After individuals jump from the bridge, people hike back either alone or in pairs or in groups, some times doing so after dark.
There have been a large number of fatalities along the East Fork of the San Gabriel River due in part to the swift water of the San Gabriel River which can rise significantly and without warning when heavy rainfall to the Northeast of the region introduces flash flood waters to the river. Crossing the river to and from the Bridge to Nowhere can be dangerous and even individuals crossing in groups have experienced fatalities.
East Fork Falls (4K)- LET IT RAIN! Northern California Waterfalls North Fork American River- 2019
Thanksgiving Day, 2018. A very wet and fun day hike to East Fork Falls on the East Fork North Fork North Fork American River, in Tahoe National Forest, Emigrant Gap. On Thanksgiving we had our first (long overdue) substantial rain/snow storm in California. Of course the waterfall madman was out getting wet and hiking to waterfalls! East Fork Falls is a hidden gem on the EFNFNFAR, and getting to it in the rain and higher water was not only wet, but quite tricky!
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Join political officer Mark Bosse on a virtual donkey ride through his home state of California, find out why it is called the Golden State and who Queen Califa was. #50states #CA
I'm here to talk you about my home state of California, the most populous state in the United States of America.
I was born and raised in Orange County, just south of Los Angeles in southern California.
Orange County is famous for the TV show The O.C., which was filmed here, its beautiful beaches, and of course, Disneyland. When my parents moved to California from the state of Nebraska in the 1950s, much of the state was still orange trees and scrub brush. Today California boasts the world's sixth largest economy and is home to some of the world's leading companies such as Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Pixar, as well as famous sports teams such as the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Diego Chargers.
And of course there's Hollywood, which serves as one of the iconic creators and sellers of the California culture. If you go to Hollywood, you might even run into a fellow Austrian!
(pictures of Christoph Waltz, Arnold, Fred Astaire (walk of fame star), Marlene Dietrich (walk of fame star)).
The name California comes from the mythical Spanish queen Califa, who was featured in a romance novel written around the time the first Spanish explorers came to California in the 1500s. The Spanish explorers originally thought that California was an island. They couldn't have been more wrong, but with the miles of rugged coastline and pristine beaches, it was an easy mistake to make!
Those Spanish explorers left California with more than its name. As I learned in grade school, most of the major cities in California, starting with San Diego and going all up through Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Monterrey, and San Francisco, had their humble beginnings as Spanish missions founded in the 17 and 1800's. Any Californian school kid can tell you that each major California city is one day's donkey ride from the next one. That's because the Spanish missionaries didn't want to spend more than one day on a donkey travelling from one mission to the next. Who can blame them! And believe me, in rush hour traffic in LA, riding a donkey doesn't seem like such a bad option.
California's nickname is the golden state, which many people believe comes from the endless days of perfect weather, but actually refers to California's experience during the gold rush era.
In 1849 gold was discovered in the hills outside of San Francisco. This brought waves of
treasure seekers from other parts of the United States, and from all over the world.
Though only a few got rich in the gold rush, it helped establish California as a destination for people seeking a new life and a new start. That tradition continues today, with California boasting large and vibrant immigrant communities from all over the world. This has earned California the nickname The melting pot within the melting pot.
Like many Californians, my roots come from other places. My great grandparents came from Germany to start a new life in America. When my father joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed in southern California, he brought his new bride, my mother, with him. Their plans were to spend two years in California and then return home to Nebraska. Fifty-seven years, fourteen kids, and 33 grandkids later they are still living the California dream, the dream that still pulls thousands of new immigrants to California every year.
I hope you'll have the chance to visit California soon. If you do, I'm sure you'll have an
experience that is as unique as California itself. And be sure to keep your eye out for Queen Califa! Hasta pronto amigos, adios!
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This was filmed 6-8-2019. This is for those thinking of making the drive to the top and are not local. This is the entire route from the entrance/gate to the park.
California: Beyond Hollywood
The Golden State: The name conjures up images of glitzy nightlife, towering skyscrapers, traffic and people living in posh luxury. But very seldom do we see or hear about the true California; the lush green woods of Northern California, the sun withered sand dunes of Southern California, the soft white powder of Mount Shasta and the crisp seaside air of the Pacific Coast. According to recent land surveys, roughly 35% of California is designated as open land, which spawns activities ranging from big game hunting to dispersed camping. Politics, gas prices and people of ill repute aside, once given the time, many will find that California truly has something for everybody. From farmers to surfers, off road racers to backpackers, there is so much more to the state the people of California call home.
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Extended Stay America - Los Angeles - Monrovia, Monrovia Hotels - California
Extended Stay America - Los Angeles - Monrovia 2 Stars Monrovia, California Within US Travel Directory This Extended Stay America - Los Angeles - Monrovia is located in Monrovia and especially designed for longer stays, with all rooms featuring a fully equipped kitchen. The hotel offers free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk.
Every kitchen at Extended Stay America - Los Angeles is equipped with a stove , microwave and a fridge. The hotel also provides guests with laundry and ironing facilities, upgraded bedding with extra pillows, and fresh water in in every room.
The property offers free onsite parking and free local phone calls. Attractions within close proximity to the hotel include the Santa Anita Race Track, the Jet Propulsion Lab and the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.
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Extended Stay America - Los Angeles - Monrovia, 930 South Fifth Avenue CA 91016, USA
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