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MelbaToastUntitled Comment

MelbaToast

Voted 10/10

This is a vast improvement. Now I can go there and know what I'm doing. Thanks!
Posted Jul 6, 2004 9:58 pm

RobUntitled Comment

Rob

Hasn't voted

Hey Melba, you funny girl. Can I go there with you?

Posted Jul 6, 2004 10:25 pm

MelbaToastUntitled Comment

MelbaToast

Voted 10/10

Please!

Good job, Rob.
Posted Jul 12, 2004 12:05 am

MelbaToastUntitled Comment

MelbaToast

Voted 10/10

Funkness, darling, I think you mean a strawberry with it's blossom end down, don't you? Pointy end up?
Posted Sep 7, 2004 1:29 am

RobUntitled Comment

Rob

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Geez I don't know. I borrowed that info from here. It says "up". But I agree with you, it's surely a typo, I'll change it. Thanks.
Posted Sep 7, 2004 2:13 am

hgrapidUntitled Comment

hgrapid

Voted 10/10

Good job on the update
Posted Jul 22, 2004 11:14 am

desainmeUntitled Comment

desainme

Voted 10/10

looks vaguely like Borah Peak after you reflect that standard view and minaturize it. Deserving page



Borah picture comparison at SP

http://www.summitpost.org/images/6694.jpg

Posted Jul 22, 2004 2:16 pm

DeanUntitled Comment

Dean

Voted 10/10

Nice effort.
Posted Nov 4, 2004 9:21 am

CNC DaveUntitled Comment

CNC Dave

Voted 10/10

Thanks for a great page of info. All of the routes and

instructions for access were accurate and were a great help to us. The photos are helpful as well.

This page and the web site are the best. Trail info and routes into the mountains from the forestry service are sadly lacking. Thanks for your hard work.
Posted Mar 5, 2005 11:42 pm

JonodoUntitled Comment

Jonodo

Voted 10/10

Very nice page. I lived in La Canada for 18 years, and would have loved to have known about the peak. Thanks for the effort.
Posted Mar 20, 2005 12:01 am

RobUntitled Comment

Rob

Hasn't voted

Thanks for your vote!
Posted Sep 19, 2005 12:25 am

Bob BurdUntitled Comment

Bob Burd

Voted 10/10

Nice page, Rob.
Posted Dec 25, 2005 10:19 pm

taikavuorimiesUntitled Comment

Voted 10/10

Nice to see that there is a real Strawberry peak!



I used to call a hill next to my grandparents' mountain house that way because it looked like a giant strawbery to me. Here's a picture of it:

http://huin.uib.no/~beev/pictures/rhodopa/around%20my%20mountain%20house%20(north)/02%20-%20strawberry%20peak.jpg

Posted Jan 12, 2006 3:10 pm

Augie MedinaFabulous Update

Augie Medina

Voted 10/10

Excellent revision.
Posted Jan 31, 2007 4:38 pm

bluebird8888we mourn the loss of life on Strawberry Peak

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For those of us who loved to use the "climber's route" up Strawberry Peak, we mourn the loss of plant and animal life on this wonderful mountain. I have gone up the steep trail over 200 times in 20 years, taking many friends and family with me.

I have not seen the devastation from the Station Fire myself, but I have seen a videotape showing the barren mountain in the background. If anyone has information on the effect of the fire on Strawberry Peak, please post here.

It would be good the help restore the trail after the area opens again, particularly after the winter rains and snow will take their toll.

bluebird8888 Bill
Posted Oct 19, 2009 5:40 am

bluebird8888bluebird8888 Bill

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Does anyone know when the Angeles Crest Highway will reopen?
Posted Jan 23, 2011 4:55 am

bcrowell2closed?

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I think the area is still closed as of June 13, 2011. The Ranger District and Forest Service haven't done a very good of communicating online what areas are actually closed now -- their pages link to a map, but it's a broken link. But apparently the general area that's still closed is the Big Tujunga watershed. Both the Jospehine Peak road and the Red Box trailhead have signs saying they're closed.
Posted Jun 14, 2011 12:57 pm

bcrowell2open; still some poodle bush

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It was illegal to hike in the Big Tujunga area for years after the Station Fire, due to concern that hikers would carry invasive plant seeds on their boots while the vegetation was still getting reestablished. It's legal again now.

Immediately after the fire, some of the burned areas had huge amounts of poodle-dog bush: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turricula_%28plant%29 This stuff is a horrible skin irritant. The plant has microscopic hairs that are like little syringes injecting its irritating chemical. They stick in your skin and you can't get them out, and it's much, much worse than poison oak. I had a case that made life miserable for a full month. As of 2014, the stuff has mostly retreated from the road cuts and hillsides, but there is still a ton of it on the west ridge of Strawberry Peak, in the area leading up to the final scramble. It's possible to avoid a lot of it, but not all of it. There is one big bush of it directly blocking and obscuring the start of the scramble. Definitely wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, avoid contact, have a change of clothes in the car, and throw the stuff in a garbage bag when you get back to the car.
Posted Jun 29, 2014 8:19 pm

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