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Closed! The Hills are on Fire, Part II: Archaeological Survey and Site Recording within Recent Burn Areas of the San Gabriel Mountains

2017creek_fire_burn_area.jpg by Thalia Ryder, USFS
 2017 Creek Fire Burn Area

April 30-May 4, 2018

Must commit to entire session

Please join us for another hike through the past on the Angeles National Forest! Since our last adventure, the hills of the San Gabriels have continued to burn, revealing new and exciting opportunities for archaeological study and exploration. This year we will continue on our journey as we conduct surveys to locate, photograph, map, and document archaeological sites within these recent burn areas of the San Gabriel Mountains. Passport in Time volunteers will gain experience in systematic survey methods, map and compass reading, artifact recording, and much, much more. Join our team as we strike out, once again, to investigate the rich human history of the San Gabriel Mountains, and enjoy the beauty of new life re-emerging from the ashes!

Number of openings: 6

Special skills: Must be physically capable of hiking long distances each day over moderate to rough terrain, and in a variety of weather conditions (mainly hot and dry with very little shade); previous archaeological survey, mapping, sketching, GPS, and/or photography experience helpful, but not required

Minimum age: 18 years old

Facilities: Tent/RV camping available at no charge at Chilao Campground; water, vault toilets; no hook-ups. Arcadia, Pasadena, and Santa Clarita are full-service communities with hotels/motels, restaurants, and a full range of other amenities; volunteers responsible for own lodging/personal camping equipment, food, and water

Crew members will be transported to the study area each day from Chilao Campground, so it will be the responsibility of those not camping to meet the group at the campground each morning.

Nearest towns: Project based at Chilao Campground; La Canada, 26 miles; Pasadena/Arcadia/Santa Clarita, ~31 miles; Acton, 34 miles

Applications due: March 12, 2018

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