|We went on a modest hike with
Gerry from Charlton Flats in the Angeles National Forest to see if we
could find David and
Wynona's tree. Also on the trip were nephew Mark, Aunt Peggy,
who was sidelined by a foot injury, Mig, Lex and Duva. The
weather was nice and the yuccas were in bloom. We did find the
tree, and while it was no longer alive, it still stood towering above
the landscape. Some second generation growth has started up
at the base. There are a lot of nice picnic
areas at the start of the hike.
View of the Angeles Crest Highway (Highway 2).
Forest Service website notes, "The
Angeles National Forest was established by Executive Order in December
1892. It covers about 700,000 acres and is the backyard playground to
the huge metropolitan area of Los Angeles."
Angeles National Forest