We had a great time exploring the remains of Pasadena’s Busch Gardens on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Made some new friends, found a secret guest book, and even got invited in for a private look at one of the most impressive remnants of the Gardens! Thanks for walking with me!
Photos by Sarah Emery Bunn
Photo credits: Cindy Hunt Benson, Sherry Giambalvo Grueter, Sarah Emery Bunn
It was our biggest turnout yet! 25 walkers came out to share a walk in the Lower Arroyo Seco, and we had a wonderful time! One of our walkers was Tim Martinez, who (among other things) is the Outreach Coordinator at the Arroyo Seco Foundation. He was able to talk to us about conservancy efforts and answer questions about the flora, fauna and history of the area we were walking. So glad he was with us!
Every single one of the people who came was such great company. It makes me extremely happy to connect with people in our community in this way!
I think the next group walk will be something more urban – stay tuned – hopefully sometime mid-February!
Saturday January 21, 2015
We’ll meet at the benches in front of the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center at 2PM.
5.5 miles round trip. The walk can be shortened at various points – e.g. cross the Arroyo at the San Rafael foot bridge. Likewise, walkers could add a Rose Bowl loop (3.3 mi) or stroll around Brookside park to lengthen the walk.
The walk: From the parking lot, we’ll cross the street and head south where we’ll leave the road at a trail map sign to drop down under the 134 Freeway bridge and the Colorado street bridge. There is running water, trees, wildlife, and the path is uneven in places with one short steep section. Once we cross under the bridges, the path becomes flat with a packed dirt surface and follows the arroyo “river”. We will pass the archery range, the “camel’s hump”, the stables, and finally we will end up in South Pasadena at the Lower Arroyo Park. We’ll cross the bridge, and return on the other side.
Hope you will join us! This is a great walk to do in a group. Suitable for all! You can RSVP on the Facebook Event, contact us to let us know to expect you, or simply show up!