Claremont Insider: Wildlife

Saturday, July 28, 2007


Bobcats below Palmer Canyon
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We decided to go on a hike last week and ended up driving to the Claremont Wilderness Park early in the morning before it got too hot. We ended up heading east towards Potato Mountain on the fire road at the water tank.

The vegetation seems to have recovered nicely from the fire in 2003, but was looking pretty dry. Coming down at Palmer Canyon, we were walking back to the Wilderness Park parking lot at Mills and Mt. Baldy Rd. and caught these two fellows cooling themselves in an olive tree near the Padua Hills Theater.

Nice to see there's still some wildlife around, even with all the new home construction in the area the past 20 years or so.

You can find some good San Gabriel Mountains hikes here if you're in the mood for a little local adventure.