Sunday, January 11, 2015
Hike 2015.015.004 -- Legg Lake, Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, South El Monte, CA
From the Pomona Freeway (CA-60), exit at Rosemead Blvd, head south, then prepare to turn left almost as soon as you cross the freeway.
This is one of numerous access points to the Legg Lake Area. In addition, Whittier Narrows Recreation Area has open spaces to the west of Rosemead Blvd and a small bit north of the Pomona Freeway. But I figure this is the main area, because you can access the main lakes from this central location.
There used to be a charge to visit on weekends, but sometime ago I guess the charge was removed. I don't know if that's a Parks and Rec decision or a decision by the local county supervisor, but it's free 7 days a week now. It was, however, closed on New Year's Day. I didn't think they closed parks on holidays, but there you go.
In the meantime, back to the hike.
Calling it three miles for the day. Enough to count as a hike, though I would have preferred to have walked much further today. I guess if I didn't take so many pictures, I could get my mileage done quicker. But picture taking is part of what makes hiking so much fun!