We wanted to see what the conditions were in the back country. The Santa Ana River seemed to be full of melted snow water. With warm Spring temperatures on Saturday, we parked and walked up the headwaters. After three hours (we were taking pictures), we finally found a snow patch and then a gorgeous green valley. Hiking in this area makes one forget they’re in Southern California. There are black bear and deer. Be sure to visit the Ranger Station and get your Wilderness Permit.
Alpine Meadow, San Gorgonio Wilderness Area in a larger map