Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Slouching toward Bethlehem
The San Gabriels are just covered with fire roads. Many of the lower elevation ones are open year round. One of the best views of the San Gabriel "back range" is from the Sierra Pelona motorway, which you can catch right across the street from Bouquet Canyon reservoir. Since you asked about the Angeles Crest and not Angeles Forest, I'm guessing you are coming from the other direction?
You can't teach an old dogma new tricks.