PHOTOS: The (official) Ridge Route Tour!

When I heard the Ridge Route Communities Museum was doing a Ridge Route Tour, I jumped at the opportunity! How awesome is it to do a tour with actual Ridge Route historians! While I won’t spoil the whole tour for y’all , I’ll give you an idea of what it’s like. We all met upContinue reading “PHOTOS: The (official) Ridge Route Tour!”

PHOTOS: History Hidden in Plain Sight – The Ridge Route

Lots of history is hidden on the Ridge Route… you just have to keep an eye out for it! Here are some of the cool things I’ve found on my most recent trip. Liebre State Maintenance Camp While at first glance it looks like and empty dirt clearing, there’s a lot hidden in plain sight.Continue reading “PHOTOS: History Hidden in Plain Sight – The Ridge Route”

From the Archive: Freshly Paved Section of the Old Ridge Route

The Old Ridge Route, south or Reservoir Summit, has lots of spots that have been repaved recently. This particular stretch was done between November of 2018 and August of 2019, according to Google Earth’s imagery. The road is constantly being fixed but I’m not sure who’s maintaining it. Possibly Angeles National Forest as an accessContinue reading “From the Archive: Freshly Paved Section of the Old Ridge Route”

Ridge Route Travel Guide

Here’s our updated Ridge Route Travel Guide with clear maps of what exactly is open and locations of historical significance. Disclaimer: I do not encourage anyone to drive the closed off section of the road. It is, however, accessible on foot, bike, scooter, horseback, unicycle… whatever creative way you could get back there without aContinue reading “Ridge Route Travel Guide”

Ridge Route Fire Closure Lifted! Where to go?

We made it through 2020! So in celebration, let’s go on a little tour of the Ridge Route! The road has been closed since the Lake Fire but is back open again (well not the whole thing, but back to what was open before the fire). Here’s a little tour of what’s what. You’ll exitContinue reading “Ridge Route Fire Closure Lifted! Where to go?”

Places to see the 1915 Ridge Route… While Closed

The closure put into effect after the Lake Fire covers most of the Ridge Route but is set to end on December 31st. Until then, where can you see the original concrete of the Ridge Route? ALL THREE ROADS! This is s super cool spot! All 3 roads, the 1915 Ridge Route, the 1933 RidgeContinue reading “Places to see the 1915 Ridge Route… While Closed”

Ridge Route Fire Closure Information

The Lake Fire did not burn any part of the Ridge Route, however most of the road is closed until December 31st of this year. It is closed to rehabilitate the area and allow the fire department to clean up any equipment (like hoses) in the area and due to the extreme fire risk. CLOSURES:Continue reading “Ridge Route Fire Closure Information”

Power lines and Towers

Something I’ve always been curious about are the many types of power line towers running along the Ridge Route and the 5 freeway. Some old and rusted and some modern. I did a little research and discovered the Big Creek Transmission Line. This transmission line was first put into service on November 8th 1913 andContinue reading “Power lines and Towers”

Hidden Bits of the Ridge Route in Gorman

A drive through Gorman to find new chunks of the Ridge Route. Following Gorman Post Road to Peace Valley Road. A nice piece in good condition at Gorman Post Road right off the 138. Wonder if it’s original or has been redone?