19-1 Millard Canyon to Dawn Mine, Dawn Mine Trail to Mt. Lowe Fire Road, Sunset Ridge Fire Road

Participants: Craig Cheetham and Tom Chester
Date: 15 July 1996 (Written up 28 July 1996)

Trail to Dawn Mine was difficult, just as Robinson describes it, around stop 2, with many alternate false trails. At the junction with the Dawn Mine Trail, the trail continuing to Tom Sloan Saddle is much more travelled, with the Dawn Mine Trail looking pretty faint. Very quickly, however, the Dawn Mine Trail becomes beautiful all the way to the Mt. Lowe Fire Road. The Dawn Mine Trail still has a lot of alternate paths, but the main trail is always clear.

Explanation of columns for all trip logs

#MileageTime arrivedTime leftAltitudeComments
00.005:271850Sunset Ridge
10.355:342000Trail off of paved fire road. "Sierra Saddle 1 / Echo Mountain 2.5"
21.656:202400Took canyon trail, not higher trail. Bit rough here; trail is on west side.
42.056:442700Dawn Mine
52.356:552900Junction Dawn Mine Trail - took it.
63.057:207:343500Junction Mt. Lowe Fire Road "Dawn Station"
73.457:423300Junction Sunset Trail - took fire road.

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