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LA MINING: ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST

You can still find some amazing artifacts from LA’s mining days if you know where to look.

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MOUNT WILSON’S 100-INCH HOOKER

Spending the night with a 98-year-old Hooker may not sound that appealing to most people, but that’s exactly what I did recently on top of Mount Wilson, visiting what was once the largest telescope in the world.

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BIG HORN MINE [EXTERIOR]

Perched nearly 7000 feet up on the rugged eastern face of Mount Baden-Powell and overlooking the historic East Fork of the San Gabriel River, sits one of Southern California’s largest abandoned mines.

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INSIDE BIG HORN MINE

Inside one of Southern California’s largest abandoned mines.

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NIKE MISSILE SITE LA-09

LA-09 constitutes one of the five Nike missile sites built in the 1950s in Angeles National Forest.

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TUNNELS TO NOWHERE

Sitting above where the famous Bridge to Nowhere is located, this 5-mile round trip hike winds through two abandoned highway tunnels in the beautiful San Gabriel mountains.

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