Angeles National Forest has reopened several areas in the Station Burn area over the last 6 weeks. On May 12th they reopened the vast majority of the forest, with the notable exception of the Tujunga area and areas bordering most of the Arroyo Secco. This opened up the most of the canyons in the central and front range areas that had been closed previously. Probably the most notable canyon reopened is Supercloud, which has been run since and updated conditions posted by Johanna.
On July 1st they reopened several of the day use areas as well as a campground. These include the Vogel Flats and Stoneyvale Day Use Areas which are the trailheads for several of the canyons in the lower end of the Tujunga Valley. At this time the canyons themselves are still off limits.
USFS Press Release can be found after the break.
ARCADIA, Calif.—Angeles National Forest officials will reopen the following day-use recreation areas along Big Tujunga Canyon Road, northeast of Sunland, for picnicking and other family fun. Stoneyvale and Wildwood day-use areas, along with the area commonly known as “City Line” located at the forest boundary along Big Tujunga Canyon, are set to reopen on Saturday (July 2) just in time for the Fourth of July weekend.
All forest areas normally open to the public will be available for the holiday weekend. Possession or uses of fireworks, including the “safe and sane” variety, are prohibited at all times, under federal law. Forest patrols will strictly enforce the “no fireworks” policy.
A violation of the law can result in a $5,000 fine and/or six months in jail. Also, anyone causing a wildfire is liable for all costs of suppressing the fire.
Due to risk posed by fireworks, some city and county jurisdictions adjacent to the forest are joining the Angeles in limiting some roads to walk-in and bicycle traffic only. Glendora Mountain Road and Glendora Ridge Road will close to vehicles at 10 a.m. Friday (July 1) and will reopen Tuesday (July 5) at 10 a.m. The gate to Chantry Flat will be closed to vehicles from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday to Monday; bicyclists and those on foot will be allowed.
The forest fire-danger level was recently raised from “Low” to “High” to enhance public awareness that fire-risk conditions are rising with warmer weather and drier local vegetation. “High” is the third in a six-level, graduated fire-danger rating system. Factors determining the levels include vegetation-moisture levels, weather conditions and available firefighting resources.