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    Bonking ... not feelin' well Angeles Crest Riders Chime In

    I have not riden the Crest sinse before winter, I wanted to plan a Redbox to Monrovia Canyon ride this Saturday. My excitement faded when I called the ranger station and was informed that Redbox, MT.Wilson Toll, Chantry, upper Monrovia Canyon is closed.

    Chantry has been closed forever now! With these new closures and the speed at which the forest service seems to be working when can we ever expect to be allowed up there.

    Has anyone gone ahead and riden the Toll road recently, How was it?

    I guess ill be riding La Tuna for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plate
    I have not riden the Crest sinse before winter, I wanted to plan a Redbox to Monrovia Canyon ride this Saturday. My excitement faded when I called the ranger station and was informed that Redbox, MT.Wilson Toll, Chantry, upper Monrovia Canyon is closed.

    Chantry has been closed forever now! With these new closures and the speed at which the forest service seems to be working when can we ever expect to be allowed up there.

    Has anyone gone ahead and riden the Toll road recently, How was it?

    I guess ill be riding La Tuna for a while.
    From what I've heard the Toll road is jacked! If you're interested in a shuttle run you're kind of out of luck right now. If you want to pedal you could climb lower merrils or Wilson trail up to the top.

    FYI, Chilao is looking great right now, you just need to take a detour to avoid the road closure.

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    Chantry's Open

    The road to Chantry Flats is not open to motorized vehicles; however, bikers can bike up from the closed gate. The area is nice an quite and the trails are in pretty good condition. The PO is going crazy though.

    If you still have the email from the Forest Service stating that Chantry is closed for ever please post.

    Not to so sure about the other ones. If you spoke to the Forest Service then I would go with what they said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnfiend
    If you still have the email from the Forest Service stating that Chantry is closed for ever please post.
    Sorry I just meant it has been closed for a really really long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbski
    FYI, Chilao is looking great right now, you just need to take a detour to avoid the road closure.
    What is the detour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SabbathU71
    What is the detour?
    Go up Angeles Crest Hwy at Clear Creek Ranger Station hang a left at Angeles Forest Hwy, take that and make a right turn at Upper Big Tujunga Rd, Upper Big T will Take you up to Angeles Crest Hwy, make a left and continue on to Charlton/Chilao area. This re-route is assuming the highway is still closed in the same spot.

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    On Saturday we started at the bottom of Chantry and rode to Monrovia cyn. Climbed all the way to Rincon Rd and then looped around through Newcomb pass and down into Chantry. There were no closures for bikes throughout the whole trip.

    mtbski:how much extra time doing the detour to get to Chilao?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plate
    I have not riden the Crest sinse before winter, I wanted to plan a Redbox to Monrovia Canyon ride this Saturday. My excitement faded when I called the ranger station and was informed that Redbox, MT.Wilson Toll, Chantry, upper Monrovia Canyon is closed.

    Chantry has been closed forever now! With these new closures and the speed at which the forest service seems to be working when can we ever expect to be allowed up there.

    Has anyone gone ahead and riden the Toll road recently, How was it?

    I guess ill be riding La Tuna for a while.
    I rode strawberry to redbox to switzers balls baby. Its all open.
    Tom the bomb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STJunkie
    mtbski:how much extra time doing the detour to get to Chilao?
    I think it was about an extra 20 min give or take.

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    CalTrans

    This is what CalTrans has to say about conditions on SR2:

    SR 2
    [LOS ANGELES & VENTURA CO.'S]
    IS CLOSED FROM 14 MI EAST OF LA CANADA TO ISLIP SADDLE (LOS ANGELES CO) -
    DUE TO SNOW - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

    IS CLOSED FROM ISLIP SADDLE TO 5 MI WEST OF BIG PINES (LOS ANGELES CO) -
    WINTER CLOSURE - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

    IS CLOSED FROM 5 MI WEST TO 2.3 MI WEST OF BIG PINES (LOS ANGELES CO) -
    DUE TO MUD SLIDES - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

    [SAN BERNARDINO & RIVERSIDE CO.'S]
    NO TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS ARE REPORTED FOR THIS AREA.

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