World’s Fourth Largest Pancake

February 9, 2014

Mojoe Outfitters and Adams’ Pack Station host an epic and successful attempt to produce the World’s Fourth Largest Pancake using a Mojoe Griddle on a Weber BBQ. The crowds cheer, the children squeal with delight and the band plays on!

Go to www.mojoeoutfitters.com to see the amazing Mojoe Griddle that made this feat possible.

Chantry Road and Pack Station Store is Closed

October 3, 2013

“The U.S Forest Service has shut down the Chantry Flats Recreation Area due to the Federal Furlough. It will remain closed until further notice and the gates leading up to Chantry will remain locked.” ~City of Sierra Madre

I have discovered that there are various level of awareness concerning the news and what is happening federally, as well as locally. So, I thought I would inform and clear up a few things.

First, if you do not pay any attention to the news, the federal government has shut down over a dispute regarding the Affordable Health Care Act (ObamaCare). Neither side is budging and so they are at a stalemate.

That has resulted in many or most government agencies shutting down. Staff have been furloughed from such agencies as the National Park Service, the National Forest Service, the Veterans’ Administration, etc.

That has resulted in shutting down any developed areas of the Angeles National Forest which includes Chantry Flat and Mt. Wilson. Any area or facility that is developed and requires any level of maintenance (whether actually done or not) has been closed. The hiking trails are open but you have to walk to get to them.

That has resulted in closing Adams’ Pack Station.  As a small business that employees staff that live off the meager wages they earn from us, this is devastating. It could go on for weeks.

Permittees (cabin owners) are allowed to enter through the Chantry Gate as they do not require maintenance of facilities. They are not to let the general public in so don’t ask ;-o))

If you want to hike up or bike up the road, you may do so. However, please be cognizant that there ARE cars on the road (that would the residents and cabin owners). Keep your dogs under control (I almost hit one coming up tonight). Bike and hike on the correct side of the road, not in the middle.  Basically, just act smart.

I will keep you posted via Facebook and here on our website,
Deb Burgess

Chantry Flat Temporarily Closed

October 2, 2013

“The U.S Forest Service has shut down the Chantry Flats Recreation Area due to the Federal Furlough. It will remain closed until further notice and the gates leading up to Chantry will remain locked.” ~City of Sierra Madre

Lila Adams Passes Away

September 23, 2013

Lila AdamsLila Adams, who ran Adams’ Pack Station for 35 years with her husband Bill, has passed away on September 22nd, 2013.

Bill and Lila were married and moved into the pack station in 1953, when it still had a crank phone to the city and an outhouse in back. They steadfastly upheld the packing tradition and a cordial attitude through many fires, floods, regulations and cultural changes that affected Big Santa Anita Canyon.

“This is a great loss. I find myself struggling with how to continue such a great tradition. Lila had such a kind touch. Everyone who knew her loved her.” ~Deb Burgess, owner of Adams’ Pack Station

Live Music & Pulled Pork Sunday, June 16th

June 15, 2013

Come join Adams’ Pack Station for a live music concert and BBQ this Sunday, June 16th from 12:00 noon til 5:30 pm. Eric will be on hand Saturday and Sunday to delight you with his critically-acclaimed pulled pork sandwiches, and we will be grilling burgers, dogs and hot links, and serving up our hot, fresh french fries. Of course, ice cold beer and refreshments are available, as well as ice cream treats. Come for a hike and stay for the music and food.

Special treat this Sunday! Monica will be cooking her Dutch oven macaroni & cheese.

Concert Line-Up:

Time: Artist: Website:
12:00-2:00 Bryan Chan www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcrIBv1ug4c
2:00-4:00 GRIT  www.myspace.com/gritthemusic
4:00-5:00 Tim Tedrow & Terry Vreeland  www.trough.com/tedrow-vreeland/default.htm

Rich Conforti 1952 – 2013

May 30, 2013

Rich ConfortiMany of you knew Rich as the guy who would cook you a “perfect canyon dog” or give you a hard time about not parking right, or tell a joke, or a story.

But that was only part of who Rich was. Rich loved to play golf, was an avid Celtics, Red Sox, Patriots fan, a wonderful father, great companion, and someone you could always call to cheer you up by making you laugh.

I have known Rich for 32 years. He was the love of my life and my very best friend in the entire world.

I miss him so much already.

Play well Rich. You are under par on your final hole.

-Deb Burgess

Live Music & Pulled Pork – Sunday, May 19th

May 14, 2013

Come join Adams’ Pack Station for a live music concert and BBQ this Sunday, May 19th from 12:00 noon til 5:30 pm. Eric will be on hand Saturday and Sunday to delight you with his critically-acclaimed pulled pork sandwiches, and we will be grilling burgers, dogs and hot links, and serving up our hot, fresh french fries. Of course, ice cold beer and refreshments are available, as well as ice cream treats. Come for a hike and stay for the music and food.

Concert Line-Up:

Time: Artist: Website:
12:00-2:00 Gwendolyn Sanford www.gwendolyn.net
2:00-4:00 RT Nthe44s www.rtnthe44s.com
4:00-5:00 Sandy Ross www.sandyross.com

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Adams’ Pack Station

May 3, 2013

Cam with the Mojoe GriddleCam Stone will be cooking up his Mojoe Tacos. Cam has developed a Mojoe Griddle that provides for the best tacos in town (patent pending). Join us for carnitas tacos served with pico de gallo, crema and hot sauce. All of this finished with a lime garnish.

Come and celebrate a little Mexico in all of us.

Angeles Fire Danger Level Raised to ‘High’

April 25, 2013

Release Date: Apr 25, 2013

fire-level-highARCADIA, Calif. – The lack of significant winter rain and the robust amount of tall dry grass has prompted the Angeles National Forest to raise its Fire Danger Level from “Moderate” to “High” effective Friday, April 26.

The new designation is to enhance public awareness that fire-risk conditions are intensifying. The vegetation-moisture readings have started to decline, grasses at lower elevations have begun to cure earlier then normal and recent fire activity has increased.

The designation of “High” is the third in a six-level, graduated fire-danger rating system, shown in the below graphic. Factors determining the levels include vegetation-moisture levels, weather conditions and available firefighting resources.

Despite the change, there are no new campfire restrictions. Open wood and charcoal fires will still be permitted in approved “developed” campgrounds and picnic areas. Propane or jelled gas stoves and grills are permitted in non-developed areas with a valid California Campfire Permit.

Forest visitors should check spark arrestors (required year-round) on off-road vehicles, chain saws and other equipment with internal-combustion engines to ensure they are in working order. Drivers in the forest should stay on designated roads and never park on dry brush or grass, to avoid the risk of starting a fire.

“Know Before You Go”to the Angeles National Forest. Find out about local conditions at your destination prior to leaving by visiting us online at: http://fsweb.angeles.r5.fs.fed.us/

Santa Anita Canyon Road Repair

December 4, 2012

Project No. C-3007

From the City of Monrovia, California…

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS & BUSINESS OWNERS

The City of Monrovia’s Public Works Department awarded a contract to D.J. SCHEFFLER, INC. to do the street repair at two (2) locations along Santa Anita Canyon Road. On December 10, 2012 we will start construction of the above project.

Anticipated completion date: April 2013.

The general scope of work includes excavation, drilling of pile shafts, installation of soldier piles and wood logging, grading, asphalt removal and replacement, drainage and street striping.

We understand that this construction project will impact residents and businesses in your neighborhood; we want to assure you that we will do everything possible to minimize this impact.

During construction one lane of the roadway will remain open, we will make every effort to maintain access to and from Chantry Flats property at all times, including emergencies, providing flagmen to assist us during construction activities.

Our work hours are from Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and no construction is anticipated during weekends.

For your safety, please observe and comply with all posted construction and traffic signs. The street will be open for traffic at the end of each work day, or whenever construction work is not in progress.

Please send the City of Monrovia’s Public Works Department an email at pwcomments@ci.monrovia.ca.us or leave a voice message at (626) 932-5574 should you have any questions regarding this project. We will address your concerns promptly.

We apologize for the inconvenience during this process.

Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.

(link to Monrovia site)

Construction Schedule Update:

We were told by the contractor that the road will be closed Monday, Feb 25 from 9 am – 12 noon.

Chantry Road Closed on Monday, February 25
The contractor will be bring up a skip-loader on a over-sized trailer on Monday. They cannot be on the roads until after 9 am and so will be on the Chantry road after that. The road will be closed until they can get up, unload, and get back down. Plan for 9 to 12. Don’t get stuck up the hill.

Mon, Feb 4 through Fri, Feb 8 2013 – Drilling piles at southern area. Intermittent lane closure only as necessary for few minutes at a time. One lane of the roadway will remain open.

Monday, January 14, 2013 – No work scheduled.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 – No work scheduled.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 – Mobilize using intermittent traffic control for miscellaneous equipment and materials;  intermittent  lane closure only as necessary for few minutes at a time. One lane of the roadway will remain open.

Thursday January 17, 2013- Mobilize using intermittent traffic control for miscellaneous equipment and materials;  intermittent  lane closure only as necessary for few minutes at a time. One lane of the roadway will remain open.

Friday January 18, 2013- Mobilize using intermittent traffic control for miscellaneous equipment and materials;  intermittent  lane closure only as necessary for few minutes at a time. One lane of the roadway will remain open.

Mon. – January 21, 2013- Martin Luther King Holiday. No work scheduled.

Tues. – January 22, 2013- Mobilize misc. equipment. Installation of ¾” all-thread rods through the existing fieldstone wall at southern pile locations. Intermittent lane closure only as necessary for few minutes at a time. One lane of the roadway will remain open.

Wed. – January 23, 2013- Mobilize misc. equipment. Installation of ¾” all-thread rods through the existing fieldstone wall at southern pile locations. Intermittent lane closure only as necessary for few minutes at a time. One lane of the roadway will remain open.

Thur. – January 24, 2013- Mobilize misc. equipment. Installation of ¾” all-thread rods through the existing fieldstone wall at southern pile locations. Intermittent lane closure only as necessary for few minutes at a time. One lane of the roadway will remain open.

Fri.     – January 25, 2013- Mobilize misc. equipment. Installation of ¾” all-thread rods through the existing fieldstone wall at southern pile locations. Intermittent lane closure only as necessary for few minutes at a time. One lane of the roadway will remain open.

Note: Construction Schedule is subject to change depending on the actual field condition.