Booty’s Road Park

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Today’s hike started off at Booty’s Road Park.  This is probably my favorite section of the trails along the San Gabriel River with short cliffs on one side and the River on the other side.  There are birds and deer along the way also.  The trail is gravel in some places and paved in others with resting spots sprinkled throughout.  You can hike for a short while and return to the park, or you can take out on a longer route if you want more exercise.  Overall, a nice hiking experience in Georgetown.

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Below the Dam

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As the sun began its early descent, I embarked down the hill below the North San Gabriel Dam.  This is a nice, paved trail that takes you to the base of the Dam where the rushing water outlet allows the San Gabriel River to continue on its path through Georgetown.  When the days are longer, I will return to explore more of this area.

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Three Herons

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Besides the beautiful San Gabriel River sunset, can you spot the three Herons?  Now that we have experienced “Fall Back” there will be more evening walking, and less evening hiking.  I have to get out of work on time to get a nice walk in before dark.  And you don’t want to get caught out after dark when all the monsters start terrorizing the neighborhood.

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North San Gabriel Dam

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Sunsets like these are fairly common at the North San Gabriel Dam that forms Lake Georgetown.  You can approach the walk across the dam from either side – either start from the Cedar Breaks Park area or from the Lake Overlook Park side of the dam.  The walk is mostly on an old two lane road that is now closed to traffic.  You will have a nice vantage point of the lake, the San Gabriel river below the dam, and the city of Georgetown off into the distance.  There are also plenty of photo opportunities here with birds, flowers, deer, and other cool stuff.  If you have the chance to visit, I hope you enjoy the walk and the sights.  🙂

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