Angeles Crest Highway (Route 2) Above La Canada Reopens

 

Great news for Southern California hikers: The western entry to the Angeles Crest Highway has reopened to vehicle traffic.  It's been a two-year wait since the station fire ravaged the front range of the San Gabriels, closing the main thoroughfare into the range and leaving a vast swathe of burnt forest. 

The highway's re-opening means the end of circuitous, lenghty detours to prime trails.  

Even better – the forest service re-opened half of the burn area last month. For a complete rundown of which areas are back in business, see the Moder Hiker's list and coverage.

[Angeles Forest: Re-Opened Trails]

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Also see Patch's Dan Abendschein's article on how you can help the area continue to recover from the station fire: [LINK]