ANAHEIM. 100. Route. 571
16-inch equatorial telescope open to visitors) and a collection of native wild
animals. — From Echo Mt., the mountain-railway goes on to the Alpine
Tavern (5000 ft.; $3-372). Hence we may ascend on foot or on pony-back
($ 1 each, including share of guide) to the top of Mt. Lowe (6OC0 ft.), which
commands a "View extending for over 100 M. in every direction. The route
skirts the wonderful Grand GtM-m. The return-trip from Alpine Tavern to
Echo Mt. is made by gravity.
100. From Los Angeles to San Diego and National City.
132 M. Santa Fe Railway to (126 M.) San Diego in 4 hrs. (fare $3.85;
return-fare, good for 14 days, S6, for 30 days $7.50; chair-car 50 c) and
to (132) National City in 4V2 hrs. (fare $3.95).
Los Angeles, see p. 566. 2 M. Redondo Junction, for the line to
Redondo Beach (p. 568). The train runs at first through groves of
oranges and walnuts and afterwards over meadows. A good view is
obtained to the left, above the foot-hills, of the /Sierra Madre (p. 570).
Beyond (7 M.) Bandmi we cross-the San Gabriel River. At and beyond
(10 M.) Rivera many oil-well pumps are seen on the heights. 13 M.
Santa Fe Springs (15:J ft); 27 M. Anaheim (Commercial Hotel, $2),
a pleasant little town, in one of the best orange-growing districts of
the State. We cross the S. Pac. Railway. English walnut-trees are
frequent, and we now meet with the first olive-orchards, with small
gray trees like those of S. France. Before reaching (32 M.) Orange
(180 ft; The Villa, from $ l3/4) , the junction of the line from
San Bernardino (see p. 526) and a centre for celery and peanut
growing, we cross the wide sandy bed of the Santa Ana River. This
part of the line passes through numerous fine orange-groves. —
34 M. Santa Ana, a fruit-packing town, is the junction of a short
line to (11 M.) Newport Beach, on the coast. Near (47 M.) El Toro
(425 ft), whence stages run to (9 M.) Laguna Beach (fare 25 c),
is Modjeska, the winter-home oi Mme. Modjeska. We now de¬
scend rapidly through a rolling green country, not unlike the fells
near Appleby and Carlisle. To the left, at (56 M.) Capistrano, are
seen the interesting ruins of the Mission of San Juan Capistrano,
founded in 1776 and overthrown by an earthquake in 1812. It has
been rescued from farther ruin and partly restored by the 'Landmarks
Club', which devotes itself to such work along this coast, and is still
used for services. We reach the ocean at (59M.)<San Juan ('Whahn'),
and henceforward for nearly 60 M. have it close to us on the right.
A little below is Dana's Point, over which the hides were hurled, as
narrated in Dana's 'Two Years before the Mast'. — From (85 M.)
Oceanside (Anchorage, new: Miramar, from $ 2) a drive (team with
driver, $ 2) may be taken to the (4 M.) Mission of San Luis Rey de
Francia, which, after standing empty and in ruins for nearly a
century, is again occupied by Franciscans. A branch-line runs from
Oceanside to (20 M.) Fallbrook and (23 M.) Escondido. Fine views
of the ocean to the right. At (108 M.) Sorrento we begin the ascent of
a steep grade to (112 M.) Miramar, beyond which we descend, pass-