: Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, marsh, desert, wetlands, wildlife, birdwatching, nature, trail, hike, hiking. If youre a bird watcher, this is THE place to be! The first part of the trail took us up switchbacks that were surrounded by blooming ceanothus (wild lilac) as well as patches of yerba santa.
To get an overall perspective of the preserve, we did a loop around it - Desert Willow Trail to Yucca Ridge to West Canyon Trail to Mesquite Trail and a loop around the Marsh Trail. This trail, narrow in places but not dangerous, climbs steadily at first, then levels out through beautiful park-like flat areas, with a steep climb the last one-fourth mile or so to the top. I never did find one. We passed a junction for Muir Lake and started to see the playful marmots poking their heads out waiting to see if we were going to give them hand out. Tags: Kratka Ridge, Peak 7160, nature, hike San Gabriel Wilderness, hike, hiking, Angeles National Forest., ski resort, ski lift, summit, ridge, scramble July 29, 2018 The best time for hiking during the hot summer months is early! Check frequently for these slow moving parasites. We decided to descend before it got too hot and finish up the hike with a visit to dish in LaCanda for some hot coffee, eggs, bacon and my favorite.
The Sierra Club's HPS has driving directions on the web, and they're correct as far as they. The trail was quite rugged with soft dirt and loose rock that would give way if you werent careful. I knew wed have the peak all to ourselves along with the views to boot.