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The Lost Trails of the Altadena Foothills

Altadena Historical Society
Event organized by Altadena Historical Society

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Once-popular trails in the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains
that have fallen into disrepair or disappeared will be rediscovered
by historian Paul Ayers.

Ayers, an attorney and San Gabriels historian, will illustrate his
talk with some of the scores of vintage photographs and postcards
he has collected over 25 years of researching and restoring
Altadena trails.

He will share his research methods, which include using historic
aerial photographs, old maps, trail artifacts, and personal

Altadena Historical Society has endorsed Ayers’s ongoing project
of locating once-popular campsites that flourished across the front
range of the San Gabriels, but have mostly reverted to a natural

The program, which is free and open to the public, will be in the
Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Drive. The Community
Center is immediately west of the Sheriff’s Station and south of