CHRIS BATTAGLIA

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Eaton Canyon

Shot from Eaton Canyon after morning rains in Los Angeles.

"Eaton Canyon is in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Originally called 'El Precipicio' by the Spanish settlers because of its steep gorges...

In August 1877, naturalist John Muir set out from Pasadena for an expedition into the San Gabriels. He writes: 'On the first day of my excursion I went only as far as the mouth of Eaton Canyon, because the heat was oppressive, and a pair of new shoes were chafing my feet to such an extent that walking began to be painful.'"