The Williams fire that broke out Sunday in the San Gabriel Canyon is said to be 70 percent contained and residents are heading back to their homes. The Williams fire has burned nearly 4200 acres. Full containment is said to happen by next Thursday. Its reported that there are no harmful injuries and no structures have been lost. Unfortunately, I am eager to return to our favorite camping spot to see what damage has been done- this breaks my heart!
The fire in the Angles National Forest is still blazing. 15% is said to be contained and 4,000 acres have been burned. No structures are threatened or harmed. No one has been seriously injured. Almost 800 Firefighters and 6 helicopters have been working on this fire. One report said it can take up September 13 to contained the fire entirely. Most of the brush in this area is dense and it has not burned for 15 years.
Since Sunday afternoon, a brush fire has continued to burn areas in the Angeles National Forest forcing officials to shut down San Gabriel Canyon- a popular spot (our favorite spot) for campers and hikers- especially holidays like today! About 50 residents and 1,200 campers were evacuated from 3 different campgrounds. The fire, known as Williams Fire, is about 5% contained and burned about 3,600 acres so far. The Angeles National Forest sits right behind Azusa in Southern California. I will keep you posted and please pray everyone is ok! This area is very dear to my heart as I have family that lives close as well.
This weekend we took a trip to our usual spot in the Angeles Mountains. We always camp near a river and at sundown you can find us making dinner and cracking beers but my boyfriend got an inkling to dig some dirt and pan for gold. I took my camp chair and headed right down to river to read “Babes in the Woods”- and instructional book for well… babes in the woods. A beginner would find all sorts of useful tips!
All of a sudden I see a swarm of dragonflies hovering over the water and this makes me extremely uncomfortable! I am NOT a fan of bugs! Continue reading
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A few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I decided to be very adventurous and hike at night! We were very skeptical and the idea of it was a little crazy but we frequented this area many times and thought to live a little! We arrived in the Angeles National Forrest (we LOVE camping here) at 8:30 PM- just when the sun was setting. After piling on our 40 pound packs, we stated walking along the trail we walked down many times. We passed our usual spot about half a mile down and everything after that was new to us! Continue reading
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We left San Diego on Friday at 7:30 PM right after work to avoid the traffic. My brother lives in LA so off we went to make a pit-stop at his Tujunga house then off to the Angeles National Forrest. We arrived at 12:30 AM and got a prime parking spot. After loading up our gear on our backs we hiked about 0.5 miles to Heaton Flats campground. We noticed a ridiculous amount of people and hadn’t taken into consideration the holiday earlier that week. After setting up our camp, we situated a table out of a bucket and sluice (pronounced like “juice” with a sl- instead of j-) and got our game on with Phase 10- one of the greatest card games EVER! It was about mid-low 60’s and it felt great! After a few rounds of card and a couple shots of Jack Daniels it was off to bed where a busy day was ahead of us! Continue reading
This was our first trip up to the mountains in October. It was FREEZING!!!! But we still had a blast! All photos courtesy of Allison Zoladz 🙂