Re: San Gabriel River West Fork
You might have seen the trash and graffiti situation at its worst. It was at the end of the warm weather bathing and barbecue season.
I would encourage you to return in a few weeks. Let the cooler weather deter the crowds, you may have a more enjoyable experience.
Hopefully we will see some decent rain this winter which will wash away trash and break up man-made dams on the East Fork. With time the Fisheries Resource Volunteer Corps people will get a chance to catch up on the graffiti. The river will again look more natural and pristine.
As usual, the cycle will start over when the weather warms up. Close proximity to urban areas is a problem.
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