We had to cancel our troop outing up near Wrightwood due to logistics but I decided to drive up and check it out. I headed up early in the morning and got to Wrightwood in just over 2 hours. I stopped for coffee and headed to see the campsites. Apple Tree and Peavine are pretty nice campgrounds and are good candidates for future outings. I then headed up Angeles Crest Highway for some hiking. I stopped at the Grassy Hollow Visitor Center and chatted with the cool volunteers for a while. They warned against hiking Mt. Baden-Powell due to icy trails but gave me some great tips on some other hikes. I drove to the trailhead (which was where the road was closed for winter) and started on the Vincent Gulch Trail down into the canyon. I stopped at the cabin on the way down. I hiked about 3 miles down to where the river was flowing pretty well. At this point, the trail was hard to follow so I turned back for the long slog back up. After some coffee at the car, I headed on the popular Big Horn Mine Trail. This lead to the remains of a old mine. There were lots of people and their subsequent trash but it was pretty cool anyway. I had dinner back in Wrightwood. Due to the lack of snow, things were pretty slow but it was fun.
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