Safe Adventure: Driving the Angeles Crest Highway
Updated: May 8
Among L.A.'s greatest assets is it's abundance of scenic beauty. Whether you decide to head, East, West, North or South, the diverse neighborhoods, environments and micro-climates that define SoCal make every outing a potential adventure. From the rugged cliffs and crashing seas along the PCH, to the awesome canyons that crisscross the Santa Monica Mountains and Hollywood Hills, to the divergent desert beauty of the Coachella Valley, to the impressive vistas along Mulholland Drive's 21+ miles of winding wonder, to the stunning alpine scenery of the San Bernardino Mountains, Angelenos have access to amazing experiences each and every day.
Though Coronavirus is distancing us from one another, it needn't keep us from enjoying the beauty that surrounds us; from the safety and security of our cars. Each week Steve and I open up the map and plan a couple of car trips. These outings make us feel like we've gone on an exciting vacation without breaking social distancing rules. The first one I want to share was a drive we took up the Angeles Crest Highway into the Angeles National Forest yesterday. Despite the trails and ski areas being closed, there are a myriad of scenic overlooks where social distancing can easily be practiced while you soak in some true local majesty. For those of you who have never done the trip up Angeles Crest, simply take Angeles Crest Highway/Route 2 North from Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge. Make sure you check out the Angeles National Forest's website (https://www.fs.usda.gov/angeles) for any special instructions and have a full tank of gas or battery charge, a mask and a camera.