Lone Pine Canyon

Lone Pine Canyon, I’ve heard it said, is a young canyon formed by the San Andreas Fault.  Here, looking eastward,  we can see how straight the canyon is. It hasn’t had time to form the meanders and side canyons that it would have if were much older.

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On the right side of this picture in the Pacific plate. On the left, the North American plate. Slowly, these two tectonic entities grind together ultimately forming our mountain ranges in their slow swirl.

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Inspiration — Introduction

Everything changes.  Some things don’t change fast though. Maybe daily, or hourly, even moment by moment. Without the inclusion of the work done by man, this photo may represent what things looked like one hundred years ago, or even older all the way up until now.  It would look just like this.  The weather will be different, but it will still be beautiful.

View of East San Gabriel River Canyon, Angeles National Forest

Looking down the East San Gabriel Canyon into a clouded-over Southern California

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3/14/14

Good Morning

I am sorry to say we do not have any snow for snow play at this time.  The weather service is call in for a storm next week so we will see.

This weekend would be a good time to come on up and get in so early spring hiking in all trails are open.  So come on up and enjoy YOUR National forest.

Mike

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3/9/14

3-9-14Good Morning

This may be the last snow play weekend of the year unless we receive new snow.  So come on up and have a great day in the mountains.  The picture above was taken yesterday in the afternoon.

Always make sure you carry chains that fit your car and that you know how to install them. Only play in the snow on Public lands, (stop to see us at Mountain Hardware and  we can provide you with a map and info where the best conditions are currently). Please respect private property and do not play there.   You will also need an Adventure Pass $5.00 per day or $30.00 for a year we can supply that for you. Please remember to always pick up and take home any trash as this will make it nicer for the next visitor.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at Mountain Hardware 760-249-3653 Mon – Sat 8:30am-5:30pm and Sunday 8:30am-4:30pm. We are located at 1390 Hwy #2 in Wrightwood on the north side of the highway and have a large parking area and restrooms

 Mike

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3/7/14

Good Morning

Yes we do have some areas for snow play.  Mostly small patches but the young kids will have fun.  This maybe the last weekend so come on up.

Always make sure you carry chains that fit your car and that you know how to install them. Only play in the snow on Public lands, (stop to see us at Mountain Hardware and  we can provide you with a map and info where the best conditions are currently). Please respect private property and do not play there.   You will also need an Adventure Pass $5.00 per day or $30.00 for a year we can supply that for you. Please remember to always pick up and take home any trash as this will make it nicer for the next visitor.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at Mountain Hardware 760-249-3653 Mon – Sat 8:30am-5:30pm and Sunday 8:30am-4:30pm. We are located at 1390 Hwy #2 in Wrightwood on the north side of the highway and have a large parking area and restrooms

 Mike

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3/4/14

Come on UP

Today will be another GREAT snow play day.  So come on up and have a GREAT day in the mountains enjoying your national forest.  Having fun with the kids throwing snow balls and sledding.

Always make sure you carry chains that fit your car and that you know how to install them. Only play in the snow on Public lands, (stop to see us at Mountain Hardware and  we can provide you with a map and info where the best conditions are currently). Please respect private property and do not play there.   You will also need an Adventure Pass $5.00 per day or $30.00 for a year we can supply that for you. Please remember to always pick up and take home any trash as this will make it nicer for the next visitor.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at Mountain Hardware 760-249-3653 Mon – Sat 8:30am-5:30pm and Sunday 8:30am-4:30pm. We are located at 1390 Hwy #2 in Wrightwood on the north side of the highway and have a large parking area and restrooms

 Mike

 

 

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3/3/14

It Is a GREAT Morning

The snow play conditions look great.  Come and get it while it lasts.  We received 4-5″ in all the snow paly areas this past weekend.  All roads are open with NO chain controls.

Take the kids out of school and come have fun while we have snow.

Always make sure you carry chains that fit your car and that you know how to install them. Only play in the snow on Public lands, (stop to see us at Mountain Hardware and we can provide you with a map and info where the best conditions are currently). Please respect private property and do not play there.   You will also need an Adventure Pass $5.00 per day or $30.00 for a year we can supply that for you. Please remember to always pick up and take home any trash as this will make it nicer for the next visitor.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at Mountain Hardware 760-249-3653 Mon – Sat 8:30am-5:30pm and Sunday 8:30am-4:30pm. We are located at 1390 Hwy #2 in Wrightwood on the north side of the highway and have a large parking area and restrooms

Mike

 

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3/2/14

TODAY WILL BE A GREAT SNOW PLAY DAY

Come on up and enjoy the snow.  We have received new snow the last 2 days and conditions are great!!!!  The roads are open with NO chain controls and this morning it is a blue sky.  So today is the day come and get it.

Always make sure you carry chains that fit your car and that you know how to install them. Only play in the snow on Public lands, (stop to see us at Mountain Hardware andwe can provide you with a map and info where the best conditions are currently). Please respect private property and do not play there.   You will also need an Adventure Pass $5.00 per day or $30.00 for a year we can supply that for you. Please remember to always pick up and take home any trash as this will make it nicer for the next visitor.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at Mountain Hardware 760-249-3653 Mon – Sat 8:30am-5:30pm and Sunday 8:30am-4:30pm. We are located at 1390 Hwy #2 in Wrightwood on the north side of the highway and have a large parking area and restrooms

Mike

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UpDate 3/1/14 11am

Good new

Roads are open No chains (although this can change at any time) at this time all the way to Big Pines.  It is still snowing we received 3-4 inches last night so snow play is good the best we have had this year.

Always make sure you carry chains that fit your car and that you know how to install them. Only play in the snow on Public lands, (stop to see us at Mountain Hardware andwe can provide you with a map and info where the best conditions are currently). Please respect private property and do not play there.   You will also need an Adventure Pass $5.00 per day or $30.00 for a year we can supply that for you. Please remember to always pick up and take home any trash as this will make it nicer for the next visitor.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at Mountain Hardware 760-249-3653 Mon – Sat 8:30am-5:30pm and Sunday 8:30am-4:30pm. We are located at 1390 Hwy #2 in Wrightwood on the north side of the highway and have a large parking area and restrooms

Mike

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3/1/14

Good Morning

We did receive some snow last night.  There is 3-4 inches of snow in the snow play areas.  With snow still coming down.

At this time there are chain controls west of Wrighwood at the LA County line.  So to get to the snow play areas you will need chains at this time.

Always make sure you carry chains that fit your car and that you know how to install them. Only play in the snow on Public lands, (stop to see us at Mountain Hardware andwe can provide you with a map and info where the best conditions are currently). Please respect private property and do not play there.   You will also need an Adventure Pass $5.00 per day or $30.00 for a year we can supply that for you. Please remember to always pick up and take home any trash as this will make it nicer for the next visitor.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at Mountain Hardware 760-249-3653 Mon – Sat 8:30am-5:30pm and Sunday 8:30am-4:30pm. We are located at 1390 Hwy #2 in Wrightwood on the north side of the highway and have a large parking area and restrooms

Mike

 

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