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La Verne hiking group treks trails

Brooke Grasso Metro Editor A close-knit club of early risers began hiking together in 1995 and has been traveling to hiking destinations near and far six days a week ever since. In 1995 La Verne resident Phyllis Helm discovered the city of La Verne did not have a true hiking club, so she started a group dedicated to hiking trails and paths in beautiful places. Phyllis started the group as the Women’s... 

Stunning sights of spring

Stunning sights of spring
A popular hiking trail in the San Gabriel Mountains is the Eaton Canyon trail located in Altadena, 34 minutes from La Verne. The trail is 3.4 miles round trip with a 397-foot incline and a large waterfall at the end which takes approximately one hour from the trailhead. On the weekends, the hike is packed with families and individuals hiking up to the waterfall. / photo by Stephanie Ball  Read More →

First Person Experience: Route 39’s history continues to fascinate

Amanda Larsh Assistant News Editor It may be easy to forget our past as our cities race to modernize, but on Route 39 in Azusa many things have remained the same for almost 100 years ago. The plethora of possible hikes and scenic views on 39 keep visitors coming back for more. But few know of the rich history of the area. “I can remember, years ago, when they had programs in the amphitheater,”... 

Heroes move mountains to aid disabled vets

Liz Ortiz Staff Writer The Heroes Project hosted their annual Climb for Heroes at Mount Baldy on Sunday in order to raise money to send veteran Charlie Linville to Mount Everest. The non-profit, founded by Tim Medvetz in 2009, works to raise money to allow wounded veterans to climb the world’s highest mountains. “This event is the final fundraiser to climb Mount Everest,” Climb for Heroes volunteer... 

Claremont offers hike with tarantulas

Julian Burrell Staff Writer The Claremont Wilderness Trail is a rugged earthy escape that is easy for locals to find. “Around here it’s one of the better hikes that you can find,” said Gabriela Krupa, a freshman political science major, who was hiking the rugged trail recently despite the humid weather. “I always enjoy going because I like the little bit of peace that hiking provides you with,” The... 
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