The trail to the Big Horn Mine was recently washed out by the heavy thunderstorms experienced throughout the San Gabriel mountains. Earlier this month, our gauge received 4.03″ in a just a few hours, turning Wrightwood’s Swarthout wash into a raging torrent. Erosion occurred throughout the community and on local mountain hiking trails as well. Take care crossing this drop-off if you happen to be planning a hike to the Big Horn mine.
by Chris Kasten