Since this was LA's biggest snowfall in 20 years, and since Angeles Crest and all roads to Big Bear were closed- lots of folks headed up to Baldy yesterday.
We left Long Beach at 7:00 and hit slow traffic a couple times. Once at the Mt. Baldy/Mountain junction where CHP was directing traffic and letting people know that chains are needed ahead. Then again in the village where it got icy and the moronic driving public decided to apply their tire chains in very middle of the road.
Once we got past that it was smooth sailing for Subaru #3. We found plenty of parking near the Falls Road trailhead. Temp in the shade seemed to be around 20F, but once we got into the sunshine it quickly warmed up to baselayers only.
Lots of fun in good deep snow. 9 year old daughter got her first taste of "real" snowshoeing. Between switchbacks on the fire road we practiced traversing, descending, and ascending some very steep slopes! Found a little instability as the top 6" was easy to knock loose.
We only made it a mile up Falls Road to the Ski Hut junction, but I think that's pretty good for a kid!