Although Hwy 2 may be closed at Big Pine on the east side temporarily following storms, the road is generally closed for the winter and most of the spring at Vincent Gap. This is several miles farther west and provides access to Baden Powell. Baden Powell would otherwise be nearly inaccessible during these months.
Thanks for catching that. I fixed the error.
I would like to vote for this page by Steve Larson
This is a great looking page. My only complaint is the lack of photos. But you do have tons of info and that is more important.
The photos will come. I'm still sifting through all the individual mountain pages for classic shots. The hard part was getting the rest of the info down. Thanks for voting.
Wouldn't that be NYC?
Last I heard there were about 15 million people in the greater LA area (includes Orange County and the Inland EMpire). I think that's more than NYC.
According to the US Census, the NY greater metro area population is 21.9 million; greater LA is 17.5 million.
I stand corrected. The page has been corrected. I still think we've got NYC beat in terms of sprawl...
...other than that, great page Steve! The high country of the San Gabriels is probably my favourite 'close to home' place. If you're lacking pics of some area's, don't hesitate to mail me. I have lots of shots from my hikes there.
Great effort here. I grew up in La Canada and these mountains were my old stomping ground. It's amazing how you come to miss things as time passes. This overview page is very helpful as a guide to this area. Thanks.
my only suggestion would be to add some kind of conditions link(s)--web cams and/or weather info for the general area would be useful.
Thanks for putting this together Steve.
I love living around these beautiful mountains. I have lived here a long time, I can't believe I didn't start climbing them earlier! DUH! Great Page!