Happy National Trails Day 2017

We began National Trails Day this morning with a rally with Congresswoman Judy Chu, where we celebrated new legislation to expand the monument and create a National Recreation Area, then we embarked on an afternoon of trail work at Crystal Lake. What you can do: Be inspired by some of our favorite places to hike. (Share your own favorites in…

On the Ground Work Update: Guiding The Eagles to Their Nest Project

Leadership Academy graduate Liliana Camacho Guzman led a workshop at Drew Magnet High School, followed by an Eaton Canyon visit and hike with the students. As part of her project, Guiding The Eagles to Their Nest, she discussed environmental justice, access to green and open spaces, and our work in the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and…

Good for Heart & Mind: The Mental Health Hike

We all know that recreation in the great outdoors is good for your health -- and that includes your mental health. We hosted a Mental Health Hike this weekend with the Wilderness Society for mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychology professors, psychology students, social workers, counselors, and others to walk and talk about the connection between nature and…

Video: Transit to Parks Work

We're excited to share this short video that documents our work on transit to parks in Los Angeles! When the City of Duarte introduced a pilot program for a free shuttle bus to take passengers from the Gold Line station to the Fish Canyon Falls trailhead, we jumped aboard -- and we held an event to celebrate the good transit-to-parks…

National Trails Day: Trail Work at Dagger Flat

  Saturday, June 4 marks National Trails Day and SGMF member organization the Community Hiking Club will be working with volunteers on the Dagger Flat trail. "Dagger Flat has a long history," says Community Hiking Club's Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel."It was originally a Tataviam footpath, then the CCC made an actual trail out of it in the…