This was a fun hike. I had planned to hike both San Gabriel Peak and nearby Strawberry Peak on this day, but found the trail to Strawberry Peak from Red Box Station was closed. My back-up trail, Josephine Fire Road, was also closed. While things didn’t go quite according to plan, I found the hike to San Gabriel Peak satisfied me for the day. I also learned a valuable lesson when it comes to hiking in the San Gabriels – check to see which trails are closed and check to see which roads are closed, as this area, more than any other I hike, has problems with closures.