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Old 11-18-2019, 01:32 PM
 
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I'm staying in Redondo Beach but would like to take a trip up to the mountains next year when I visit. I think the area would be around route 39 or route 2. I know route 39 apparently stops before you get to route 2. So that wouldn't be ideal if we wanted to go past Crystal Lake area.


The day I'm planning on doing this is Sunday as I'd think from a traffic standpoint that might be the best day?

Any recommendations on things to check out that way? Is Sunday the best day between Sunday-Thursday?
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Old 11-18-2019, 09:24 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles and Rancho Palos Verdes
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Which mountains?
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Old 11-18-2019, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Memphis, Tn ~ U.S.A.
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Which mountains?
Crystal Lake is up north?
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Old 11-18-2019, 10:12 PM
 
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Which mountains?
Angeles National Forest
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Old 11-18-2019, 10:13 PM
 
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Crystal Lake is up north?

Crystal Lake by Falling Springs
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Old 11-19-2019, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Memphis, Tn ~ U.S.A.
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Car traffic will be down on Sunday but foot traffic on the trails won't be.
Not sure what trail you are wanting to hike or what your skill level is but Mt Wilson has a lot to offer. The Observatory is cool for sure.
Old Town Pasadena/Rose Bowl are worth driving through while in that area
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Old 11-19-2019, 08:12 AM
 
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Car traffic will be down on Sunday but foot traffic on the trails won't be.
Not sure what trail you are wanting to hike or what your skill level is but Mt Wilson has a lot to offer. The Observatory is cool for sure.
Old Town Pasadena/Rose Bowl are worth driving through while in that area
Thanks for replying. I'm actually not trying to hike. I do enjoy hiking a lot so maybe on a future trip.

What I'm looking to do here is basically drive & pull over for great views. Also have thought about stopping by some of the small towns out that way. Somebody on another forum mentioned stopping at Wrightwood. I've been to LA area a lot in last 6-7 years so just trying to do something different than the average day in LA area.

Can you drive/park at the observatory?

Seems like I have two options. Drive up route 2 or route 39. But like I mentioned with route 39 it ends because of the road ending so if I went that route I could stop at Crystal Lake but then would have to come back down. Versus going up route 2 and going all the way to the other side of the mountain.
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Old 11-19-2019, 08:13 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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I think the area would be around route 39 or route 2. I know route 39 apparently stops before you get to route 2.
Be careful. They just re-opened Angeles Crest Highway.

https://ktla.com/2019/10/22/angeles-...-mile-stretch/
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Old 11-19-2019, 08:21 AM
 
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It would be the 39 from La Canada.

It’s further but you’ll see better scenary with Big Bear or Idllywild.

With Big Bear, there’s no small towns along the way except Forrest Falls and Angeles Oaks, but it’s a very pretty drive, esp once the snow clears but while everything is still green in the spring/early summer.
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Old 11-19-2019, 11:17 AM
 
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It would be the 39 from La Canada.

It’s further but you’ll see better scenary with Big Bear or Idllywild.

With Big Bear, there’s no small towns along the way except Forrest Falls and Angeles Oaks, but it’s a very pretty drive, esp once the snow clears but while everything is still green in the spring/early summer.
This will be next spring. So should be good with no snow?
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