Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Social Distance Road Trip: Playing in the Snow on the Angeles Crest Highway


Regular readers of this blog know that we like to marvel at how close we live to the snow in Los Angeles. I'm not talking driving all the way to Big Bear; during the winter months and after a lot of rain, the snow is a quick drive up the Angeles Crest Highway (the 2), above La Canada-Flintridge. And after the holiday rains, we knew we wanted to get up there to play.

So we grabbed the sleds and headed up in late December. The good news: The snow was at low elevations, which meant we started seeing it on the side of the road just 15 minutes after leaving home in Glendale. The bad news is the 2 is closed at Mt. Wilson, which means there is no ability to drive higher and play in the really deep snow. Instead, this would have to do, and luckily we found a side-of-the-road spot with enough snow and enough space to go sledding.

Clearly, we weren't the only ones to have this idea. The Angeles Crest was crowded with cars, especially where the highway is closed right at Mt. Wilson. We somehow found a spot with no other people.

I'm assuming the snow is all gone now, especially with our warm days recently. Here's hoping more rain comes and we can return in the next few months!

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