Closures Delay Access To Backcountry

By Nao Braverman
A soft blanket of snow covering the mountains of the Los Padres National Forest prompted a number of local residents and visitors to drive as close as they could get to the mountains early this month.
But the long line of cars waiting to enjoy this winter’s first substantial snowfall nearby and bring home truckloads of powder were turned away two weekends in a row due to road closures.

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