nullIt’s a holiday weekend, which means thousands of people who rarely or never set foot within National Forest lands are about to descend upon picnic areas like nature-loving locusts.

The ANF Rangers issued a statement today announcing some special road closures and restrictions:

– Glendora Mountain Road and Glendora Ridge Road are closed to vehicle traffic through Monday, July 7th. Bikes and hiking boots are allowed on the thoroughfare, however.
– Gates at Chantry Flats and Chaney Trail will be open only from 5AM to 6PM through Sunday.
– Turnouts along the Angeles Crest Highway above La Canada Flintridge will be closed on July 4th only.

In addition, ALL fireworks are prohibited on National Forest land — including lame ones like sparklers or those little black snake things. So don’t even think about having your own private pyrotechnic party in the woods this weekend.

Be sure to check the Angeles National Forest’s web site for further information on fire and road restrictions. And if you’re trying to find a camp site up there this weekend … good luck.

Stay safe, have fun … and don’t forget what this holiday is all about.

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