12/23/12

Another Blue Sky Day

Yes we still have snow play.  The snow is a bit hard but there are still areas where you can have fun playing in the snow.  Stop by and get a map we will give you the info.

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

12/22/12

We still have very good snowplay condition.  This morning the roads are clear with no controls.  The sky is blue with some high clouds.  The weather service is calling for a storm late to night early in the am on Sunday.  So today would be a great day. See the attached video we took this week.trim.TlwD0Q

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

 

12/21/12

Snow play is still looking very good.  I was just up in the snow play areas.  The roads are open without any controls.  The sky is blue it looks like it will be a great day.

 

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 restrooms027

 

 

12/16/12

snow photoYES winter has finally arrived

We have snow.  I was up in the snow play areas yesterday and it looked great

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

12/15/12 12:30 pm

I have just returned from the snow play areas above Big Pines.  There is lots of snow much of it still untouched!!!!!!  The roads are open with no control.

Come and get it!!

Mike

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

12/15/12

Yes winter has finally started.

Over night we received another 2-3 of snow in the snow play areas around Big Pines.

Currently hwy #2 is open to Wrightwood.  Just west of town chains or 4×4 drive are required.  I am sure that this will be lifted by the early afternoon.

Give us a call if you have any questions

Mike

 

12/14/12

Yes we do have snow.  We received 2-5″ of snow in the Big Pines area.  I have attached a picture of the Big Pines area this morning

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

12-13-12

Winter has finally returned.

In the snow play areas around Big Pines received 2-6″ of  snow last night.  The weather service is calling for snow on and off through the weekend.

Always carry Tire chains and winter gear.

Mike

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 atMountain 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 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


11/13/12

Everyone

Looks like winter is on its way.  We do not have any snow for snow play yet, sorry. 

I will post here as soon as we receive enough for snow play.

You are also always welcome to call us if you have questions.  760-249-3653

Mike

Our Recent Hike Up Mt. Baden-Powell

Just the other day Mike, Gabby (our Vizsla) and I took a hike up Mt. Baden-Powell. We went relatively early to avoid the afternoon heat and just had the best time. It’s 4 miles up to the summit (with 41 switchbacks) and on top the views are spectactular. There is a monument dedicated to the Boy Scouts on top and a metal sign-in box. Take a moment to read who’s been up there and then sign it yourself. Keeps things interesting. On the summit ridge are 2000-year-old limber pines, with one of the largest being “Waldron Tree”. The elevation at the top is 9399′ with an elevation gain of 2800′ from the parking lot at Vincent Gap, so take your time on the way up and bring plenty of water and snacks. As you can see from the pics, the afternoon thunder storms were visible to the East, so we headed down early, but not so soon that we didn’t enjoy the feeling of being on top of the world. Shawn