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Snow in the Mountains Brings Fun, but with Warnings

The San Gabriel Mountains as seen from Anaheim | Photo by tux96 via Flickr
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The recent weather has left the snow pack at over forty inches in the higher elevations of the San Gabriel Mountains, according to Forest Service officials in the 680,000 acre Angeles National Forest. And at lower elevation levels, snow is over a foot with more expected this weekend.

So if you're itching to get out and have never been before, read our short interview with Brad Herman who frequents the forest or try out one of the forests' three ski areas: Mount Waterman, Mount Baldy, and Mountain High.

Whether you're planning to ski, sled or otherwise explore, the Forest Service advises travelers to be prepared, meaning bring extra clothing, flashlights, water, food and shovels. Caltrans' automated telephone service (800-427-7623) is reporting at least one road closure and a couple areas that require chains. Additionally, there are warnings about something we don't hear too often about in the area--avalanches. The Forest Service has a dedicated website for awareness purposes.