Then & Now |Deukmejian Park

Deukmejian Park then

THEN »This is not that long ago, less than a year in factwhen the park was a destination for hikers and families anxious to experience the “wilds” of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Deukmejian Park now

NOW »This recent shot is of the same general area, the main trail leading up Dunsmore Canyon. All the vegetation is gone and a thick layer of ash covers every surface. Despite the “moonscape” appearance of the park, a close-up look reveals the budding shoots of thousands of plants pushing up through the hard, gray soil.