Big Pines to Blue Ridge, 4 miles RT, 1,585 +/-, February 25, 2018

Until I started hiking, I never thought I’d get to see snow here in Southern California.  After spending 27 years of my life in Pennsylvania, you’d think I’d be over it.  I guess I’m not.  This past weekend we drove up through Angeles Forest with the intent to enjoy some snow.  The plan was to do a short hike along the PCT from Islip Saddle to the beautiful Little Jimmy Campground.  My husband had been feeling under the weather all week, so it wasn’t a good idea to do anything strenuous.  When we got to Islip Saddle, however, the wind chill was so cold, we opted out.  We got back in the car and headed over to the Blue Ridge Trail.  This was one of the first trails we ever hiked in Wrightwood.  It’s a great go-to trail when you just want to hike along a mellow trail through a pretty section of forest that will lead you to a nice vista on top.  While I wasn’t expecting to be knee deep in snow, I was happy to at least get to see a little bit on some sections of the trail.  They want another storm this week, so fingers crossed, Southern California will get to see a little bit more winter! 
 

 Starting out on the Blue Ridge Trail.

Starting out on the Blue Ridge Trail.

 We've hiked this trail in Summer, Fall and now Winter.

We've hiked this trail in Summer, Fall and now Winter.

 Not much snow, but the first real snow (not made by a snow machine) I've seen since I lived in Pennsylvania.

Not much snow, but the first real snow (not made by a snow machine) I've seen since I lived in Pennsylvania.

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 This is what Winter is supposed to look like.

This is what Winter is supposed to look like.

 My husband hiking across the trail.

My husband hiking across the trail.

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 Looking over at Baden-Powell from Blue Ridge.  No one at the campground today.  Too cold I guess.

Looking over at Baden-Powell from Blue Ridge.  No one at the campground today.  Too cold I guess.

 Blue Ridge Campground.

Blue Ridge Campground.

 Heading back down.  No snow to be found on the sunny slopes.  

Heading back down.  No snow to be found on the sunny slopes.  

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 Hoping to see more of this before the Winter is over.

Hoping to see more of this before the Winter is over.