Excursions. LOS ANGELES. 98. Route. 569
route passes (17 M.) Arcadia, the station for Baldwin's Ranch, with a race¬
track and the best stud of thoroughbred horses in the West. — Monrovia
(Vista Grande Hotel) may also be reached by railway (comp. pp. 527, 586).
Feom Los Angeles to Mt. Lowe, by Pacific Electric Railway (return-
fare $2.50). This trip may be made in a short day, starting at 9 or 10 a.m.
and regaining Los Angeles between 3 and 6 p.m. — For a description of
the route, see pp. 570, 571.
Feom Los Angeles to Mt. Wilson (return-fare $2.40). A favourite
route is by the Santa Fe R. R. to (15 M.) Santa Anita, thence by omnibus
to the foot of the 'Wilson trail', and by burro to the (8 M.) top (comp.
p. 570). — The ascent may also be made via. Pasadena (see below).
Teip bound the 'Kite Shaped Track' (166 M.). This popular excursion
by the Santa Fe R. R. may be made in one day (with start at 8.30 a.m.) or
may be spread over several days (fare $4.10; special excursion-rate $2.75). —
The train runs via Pasadena (see below), Santa Anita (p. 527), Upland (p. 527),
and San Bernardino (p. 526) to (69 M.) Redlands (1350 ft.; Windsor, from
$2'/2; Casa Loma, from $3), an orange-growing city with 4797 inhab., finely
situated on the slopes of the foot-hills, with good views of the San Bernardino
Mts. (N.) and the San Jacinto Mts. (S.). Time is allowed here for luncheon
or for a drive to the beautiful Smiley Heights and Canon Crest Park. Leaving
Redlands (about 1 p.m.) we return via (72 M.) Menlone and (79 M.) Highland
to (87 M.) San Bernardino, whence we proceed over the larger loop, via,
Cotton (p. 526), to Riverside (p. 526), where the train halts for about 2 hrs.,
to allow of a drive (comp. p. 526). Thence we return to (166 M.) Los Angeles
via Casa Blanca, Corona, Orange (p. 571), Anaheim (p. 571), La Mirada, and
Redondo Junction (p. 571).
The 'Inside Tback Flyee' of the Southern Pacific Railway offers an
excursion similar to the above, lasting from 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. It takes
us via San Gabriel (p. 586), Pomona (p. 586), Ontario (p. 587), and Colton
(p. 586) to Riverside (p. 526; halt of 2'/2 hrs ), then via Loma Linda (Loma
Linda Hotel) to Redlands (see above; stop of 2 hrs.), and finally back via
(30 M.) Pomona to (33- M.) Los Angeles.
[From Redlands (see above) a coach (fine views) runs thrice weekly
via (18 M.) Fredalba to (41 M.) Bear Valley (6400 ft.; Henry's Hotel), where
a gigantic reservoir has been formed by damming up a mountain-gorge.]
From Los Angeles to Pasadena, see R. 99; to San Diego, see R. 1C0; to
Santa Barbara and San Francisco, see R. 97; to New Orleans, etc., see R. 104.
99. From Los Angeles to Pasadena.
Santa Fe Railway to (10 M.) Pasadena in 25 min. (fare 25c.; return-
fare 35 c).
Pacific Electeic Railway to (10 M.) Pasadena, two routes, in 45 and
55 min. respectively (fare 15 c; return-fare 25 c), and thence to (6 M.)
Alladena in l/t hr.
Pasadena may also be reached by the Southebn Pacific Railway via
Shorb (p. 568; 11 M., in 1/2 hr.).
Los Angeles, see p. 566. Both railways ascend the valley of the
Arroyo Seco ('dry river'), passing several small intermediate stations.
10 M. Pasadena (830 ft; *IIotel Green, with large annex, $3-8;
Raymond; La Pintoresca, from $ 4; ^Maryland, $ 4-6; Guirnalda,
Casa Grande, these two open all the year; many smaller hotels and
boarding-houses), a thriving business city and health-resort, with
a resident population of (1900) 9117, lies on the level floor of the
fertile San Gabriel Valley, about 5 M. from the base of the Sierra
Madre Range (2000-11,000 ft). To the S.E. rises Oak Knoll (crowned
b y the Raymond Hotel), a small hill commanding a splendid * View