The San Gabriel Mountains Hikers’ Field Guide

The San Gabriel Mountains host a diverse range of life that has helped sustain local tribes for centuries, including the Tongva. Using nothing but their sense of smell, touch and sight, the original inhabitants of managed to find and identify plants, which helped them heal, eat and spiritually connect with their natural environment. Even in today’s so-called modern age, the practice of identifying wild edibles, medicines and other flora remains popular. Read more: