Those of you in the LA area looking for a sweet ride in the snow capped mountains, this weekend is your chance. Both Saturday and Sunday look promising with clear skies and mid to upper 60's temps along the way up (mid-day temps). Forecast suggests some cloud cover rolling in on Sunday, but that may mean later in the day. The last few hundred feet (elevation) of the Mt Wilson Red Box route should have some significant snow cover, as illustrated on the Tower Cam. The roads will be clear, but melting snow will make it wet in places, with some potential for black ice as well.
It'll be in the high 40's up top, but with the sun it'll be perfect. The worst of the descent is along Red Box when riding through shadows. A windbreaker will do wonders for that 5 mile stretch.
I'm shooting for an early (9-10am) Saturday start, heading up Big Tujunga. For me this is a make up ride for an aborted New Year's Day attempt, when I came within 2 miles of Red Box on ACH before being turned around by plow truck drivers.
Anyone else thinking of heading up?