I thought I'd show something closer to home. I've always called this place Azusa Canyon because if you take Azusa Blvd. north off the 210 Freeway and head north, this is where it takes you. Officially, it's the San Bernardino Mountains which is part of the Los Angeles National Forest. It's about 15 minutes from me and in good traffic, about 40-45 minutes from the city of Los Angeles, but all a part of Los Angeles county.
The picture above is the San Gabriel dam. The pictures below are as you head more up the mountains. It had rained significantly this time last year so there was much water. I took the first one late spring, early summer of this year. The second one was taken about a week ago so you can see how much water has dried up.
This is the bridge we would pass when we used to go off-roading. Again, the first picture was earlier this year after a great rain. The second is recently showing how much water is gone. Two things to note. Check out how much greener that tree is at the center of the bridge. And check out the tall thin tree in the 2nd photo and then note how small it is in the first picture.
And this is a really old picture of the sand-rail we used to ride around down there in the canyon. What filthy fun, especially when you found spots of water that had not dried up yet and went sailing through sending water everywhere, especially on you on a hot day.
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No one should ever say there is nothing to do around Los Angeles. I'll be gladly showing more next week.