Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    lead on macduff!
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    south park-san diego, ca
    My Bikes
    2002 Coppi KSC Plane-1986 Masi 3Volumetrica-1985 Pinarello Treviso
    Posts
    1,844
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    angeles natl forest backcountry stores between la canada and hwy 39?

    to those of you that ride the roads of the angeles national forest between la canada and dawson saddle...is there a reliable store(s) along hwy 2, upper big tujunga rd or anf road n3
    to resupply with water, soda, snacks? open only on the weekends? aware of the crystal lake store on the 39 but dunno the hours of operation.

    haven't been up there in a long time and definitely not since the grand conflagration a few years ago. guessing that fire may have forced a existing backcountry business or two into
    permanent closure. looking to do a solo century ride in the area but would prefer not to carry 4 water bottles and a grip of grub if there is a place for provisions along the route.
    thanks in advance for your time and responses.
    i'd rather be alive wrong than dead right

  2. #2
    Senior Member Lesper4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    So Cal - Fontana
    My Bikes
    2008 Cannondale CAAD9 5, 1995 Cannondale CAD F300 hardtail
    Posts
    1,103
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There is the little Indian Museum(Redbox?) at the junction for Mt Wilson that sales water and also has a water fountain. Just below that there is a set of restrooms with a water faucet (Angelus Forest Highway and Angelus Crest Highway Junction). Then there is Mt Wilson in the summer, never ben there that time of year but there is a store. Finally there is Newcombs Ranch where half way from the last stop to 39. They have a full service café. The closed section of 39 has a spring. Crystal Lake of course and then the next water stop will be Grassy Hollow Visitor center which i almost to Wrightwood. I do not know the hours of the locations.

    https://www.facebook.com/crystallakecafe
    Newcomb's Ranch ? Newcomb's Ranch Restaurant & Bar
    Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center
    Mount Wilson Observatory
    http://www.grassyhollow.net/

    I am not familiar with any of the roads or what is available north of Highway 2.
    Last edited by Lesper4; 05-20-14 at 05:11 PM.
    2011 Silver CANNONDALE RZ 120 2 3x - 2013 Charcoal-Race Red CANNONDALE SuperSix Evo Red C - 1995 Blue CAD1 F300 hardtail - 2014 Pearl White Nissan 370Z Sport

  3. #3
    Senior Member bitingduck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    2,956
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You should be able to carry enough to make it to Newcomb's if you're coming up the 2, with or without the Upper Big T loop. If you do Upper Big T, you will miss Red Box. Newcomb's is always open--I was there Christmas Eve, and they said "Always open if the 2 is open."
    Track - the other off-road
    http://www.lavelodrome.org

  4. #4
    Farmer tan f4rrest's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Burbank, CA
    My Bikes
    Allez
    Posts
    1,545
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The Redbox drinking fountain was broken last time I did a century up there (April).

  5. #5
    lead on macduff!
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    south park-san diego, ca
    My Bikes
    2002 Coppi KSC Plane-1986 Masi 3Volumetrica-1985 Pinarello Treviso
    Posts
    1,844
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    thanks for the responses Lesper4, bitingduck & f4rrest. gonna shoot for this thurs. would do tues but, according to the website, newcomb's is closed tu/wed.
    may end up blowing off newcomb's since i will have done the vast majority of climbing for the day by the time i hit it on the ride. will probably just let gravity
    repay its debt and end up hitting a convenience store in la canada with 15-20 miles left in the century ride.

    edit: looks like hidden springs cafe at the big tujunga/n3 intersection is the place i was thinking about that unfortunately burned down in the big fire and won't be
    rebuilt. a pity.

    http://hiddenspringscafe.homestead.com/index.html
    Last edited by ooga-booga; 05-24-14 at 02:44 PM.
    i'd rather be alive wrong than dead right

  6. #6
    Senior Member big john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    In the foothills of Los Angeles County
    Posts
    10,797
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I may be late for this ride but you can get water at the fire station on Angeles Forest near Upper Big T. It was closed for a few years. Yes, Hidden Springs Cafe burned down in that damned fire.

  7. #7
    Pug
    Pug is offline
    High Modulus Pug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Madison, NJ
    My Bikes
    Cervelo R3, Jamis Nova, Ridley Phaeton
    Posts
    631
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've found this to be pretty helpful, though I'd double check on open hours for stores etc through secondary sources. Kudos to whoever created and maintains it, too.

    Water Stops for Cyclists, Southern California

  8. #8
    lead on macduff!
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    south park-san diego, ca
    My Bikes
    2002 Coppi KSC Plane-1986 Masi 3Volumetrica-1985 Pinarello Treviso
    Posts
    1,844
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by big john View Post
    I may be late for this ride but you can get water at the fire station on Angeles Forest near Upper Big T. It was closed for a few years. Yes, Hidden Springs Cafe burned down in that damned fire.
    thanks big john. drove up to santa monica mtns for a big ride tuesday and didn't have it mentally (and likely physically riding) to drive up to la environs again on 1.5-2 hrs sleep in that short of a timespan.
    shooting for this thurs-again. lol.
    i'd rather be alive wrong than dead right

  9. #9
    Senior Member big john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    In the foothills of Los Angeles County
    Posts
    10,797
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
    thanks big john. drove up to santa monica mtns for a big ride tuesday and didn't have it mentally (and likely physically riding) to drive up to la environs again on 1.5-2 hrs sleep in that short of a timespan.
    shooting for this thurs-again. lol.
    Tell us your planned route and we can tell you whatever you want to know about it.

  10. #10
    lead on macduff!
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    south park-san diego, ca
    My Bikes
    2002 Coppi KSC Plane-1986 Masi 3Volumetrica-1985 Pinarello Treviso
    Posts
    1,844
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by big john View Post
    Tell us your planned route and we can tell you whatever you want to know about it.
    thanks big john but my only question was about food/drink/water availability from the la canada area east to the 2/39 intersection and, due to the responses, looks like there's
    not much available. i was already planning on it being a totally self-sufficient century ride till about mile 85 anyway so it's not a surprise.
    i'd rather be alive wrong than dead right

  11. #11
    Embracing the fredness herbm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Beautiful Downtown Burbank
    My Bikes
    Habanero Ti ,Trek Pilot 2.1 , Niner Jet9 29'r, Giant Cadex 380
    Posts
    4,658
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The water is back on at Red Box!! Was there today!!
    Wheel Sucker Extraordinaire

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •