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Panoramic view from Strawberry Peak, San Gabriel Mountains north of Los Angeles, California. These mountains have popped up out of the ocean rapidly - uplifted in only a few million years by motion on the nearby San Andreas Fault. In 2009 this area was almost totally burned by the Station Fire, so this is about the current state of recovery.

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Sunrise over Mt. Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains, California

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Sunrise over the Mojave Desert and some amazing waving clouds in timelapse view, seen from Mt. Wilson, in the San Gabriel Mountains, California

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Pictures of the “Bridge to Nowhere,” which is simply a bridge that was built in 1936 which was meant to be part of a road connecting the San Gabriel Valley with Wrightwood. However when the East Fork Road, which was the road connecting to the bridge was washed out during a flood in 1938, the whole project was abandoned leaving this bridge just stranded in the middle of nowhere (according to Wikipedia, lol). It is now commonly used by bungee jumpers, and when we left Saturday morning we passed around 100 of them on this bridge and more coming up the trail. Our 7 year anniversary was on the 16th, so this trip was kind of like our celebration of that and Aaron being the amazing person he is found a way to make me a special pound cake with strawberries (he actually cooked it on our camping stove, and it brought back wonderful memories of the cake he made me while we were hiking the JMT).