Vetter Mountain Lookout

Back in the San Gabriel Mountains off of the Angeles Crest Highway for the third hike in a row.  This repetition is really helping me better understand the layout of these mountains.  This week I visited the site of a fire lookout tower atop Vetter Mountain, lost in the 2009 blaze that swept through this area.  Instead of coming from the bottom of Charlton Campground I parked right off of the highway where Silver Moccasin Trail crosses over from Shortcut Canyon.  Cloudless blue skies and temperatures in the low 60’s made for ideal conditions.

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