The Forest Service has announced that by the end of the week they will be releasing details of areas and trails that will be re-opened soon, perhaps even before Memorial Day weekend. I've been at two different functions in the past two weeks, the Friends of the Angeles meeting and Congressman Schiff's panel on the Station Fire. At both of those meetings the deputy Superintendant Marty Dumpis said that approximately 110 miles of trails and 98,000 acres in the closure will be re-opened, as soon as memorial day weekend. That's about half of the closed area. Places like Big Tujunga Canyon and the Arroyo canyon probably won't open for some time yet. The Altadena Patch reported today on the forest service plans: http://altadena.patch.com/articles/...pen-100-plus-miles-of-trails-in-may?ncid=M255 Highway 2 is a separate matter and a separate agency (Caltrans). The last announcement from them came on March 7 at which they estimated opening the highway in "Spring." So nothing more definite than that, but work has been progressing. http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/ I helped lead a trailwork crew on El Prieto last weekend: http://corbamtb.com/news/2011/05/08/eagle-scout-el-prieto-trailwork/ Though much of the trail is in good shape (and a few people have been regularly poaching it), there are a few sections that need some serious work. There will be a crew out working on it this Saturday, as well as other volunteer groups working on Sunset Ridge trail, and the Gabrielino between Red Box and West Fork. If you want to come out to any of those trailwork days, volunteers are always welcome. Mueller Tunnel is another issue again. This has been tentatively scheduled for repair in the fall by the Federal Highway Administration. http://corbamtb.com/news/2011/01/24/fha-plans-for-mueller-tunnel-mt-lowe-fire-road/ Of course, we'll believe the openings when we're actually suiting up to ride and rolling down some of our favorite trails once again. That said, this is the most encouraging news I've had in a while.