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Jarvi Memorial Vista - Site # 96
This rocky,wooded area covered with chaparral, oaks, and conifers adjoins the San Gabriel Wilderness and offers sweeping views of San Gabriel Canyon and Twin Peaks.

Background: Early in the morning, watch for Nelson's bighorn sheep on the rocky ledges. Red-tailed hawks and common ravens often glide on the mountain's thermal updrafts.

Part of the Angeles Crest Scenic Byway, there are
several places to stop and enjoy the scenery. Vista points provide magnificent views, historic landmarks, wildlife, and the contrast between the natural environment and the Los Angeles basin below.

Before Islip Saddle, and just beyond the second of two highway tunnels, you'll come upon the Jarvi Memorial Vista, which honors Sim Jarvi, a former Angeles National Forest supervisor. This vista point also serves as the trail head for the Sierra Alta Nature Trail.

Viewing Tips: Bring binoculars. While bighorn sheep often are within 100 feet of highway pullouts, they are well camouflaged and take patience to see. Both rams and ewes have permanent horns; rams' are larger. Also watch for bighorn sheep from Highway 2, near tunnels one mile west of this site; very limited parking.


Visitor Information: Wrightwood Chamber of Commerce - (760) 713-9535 - info@wrightwoodchamber.org
Viewing Site Hours of Operation are:
Staff On-site: No
Open: Everday
Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Year Round: No
Seasonal: Due to the climate and altitude, winter recreation is more
prevalent on the eastern side of the San Gabriel Mountains. The
Angeles Crest Scenic Byway is closed to vehicle traffic between
Vincent Gap and Islip Saddle during the winter months so
most developed outdoor winter recreation takes place within
miles of Wrightwood. Snow play opportunities exist adjacent to
Highway 2 between Big Pines and Vincent Gap

Road Information:   Paved.  Gravel. 
Road Hazards: Road is very winding and narrow. Drive with caution and be aware of other drivers.
 Number of Parking Spaces: 0
Parking Fee: No
Proximity to viewing area:
 Pull-Through Parking: No
Parking Notes: Very limited parking at pullout.

How to Get There: A pullout on Highway 2, about 0.25 mile west of the junction of highways 2 and 39.

Contact Information
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service - San Gabriel Mountains Nati
Agency Site URL: http://www.fs.fed.us/visit/san-gabriel-mountains-national-monument
Physical Address:110 N. Wabash Avenue
Glendora, CA 91741
Agency 2:Angeles Crest Highway (Hwy 2)
Wrightwood, CA 92397
Manager Phone:
Site Phone:(626) 335-1251 (Glendora) (626) 821-6737 (WWood)
Addition Website:  http://www.grassyhollow.net