8.27.11 “Sturtevant Camp”
Sturtevant Camp is located in Big Santa Anita Canyon. After climbing a few waterfalls and crossing a few streams as you hike through some beautiful scenery, you’ll find this building nestled quietly amongst the deep woods of the canyon. It is the oldest surviving USFS Ranger Station in the USA – built in 1903. It’s a great place to go in and just sit and catch your breath as you smell the oldness of the wood and listen to it creak beneath your feet. If those walls could talk, what sort of stories would they have from the men and women who used to patrol through it over 100 years ago.