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Billed as a festival of clinics, races and vendors for canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddleboards, Big Bear PaddleFest took place on July 9th and 10th, 2011 on the South Shore Swim Beach of Big Bear Lake. Watch the video with scenes from Sunday’s races shot from the chase boat:
Paddlers were treated to sunny skies and a cool flat lake as they tested their stamina at 6700’. The Big Bear PaddleFest is a member of Open Air Big Bear and third in the Conquer the Bear/Conquer the Cub series …
Spring in the San Bernardino Mountains is beautiful and unpredictable. I had planned to do a snow ascent up the north face of San Gorgonio Mountain and was encouraged when it snowed two weeks prior, and concerned when it reached 70 degrees a week later. Or was it the other way around? As the saying goes in the mountains, if you don’t like the weather, wait a few hours. All of which makes trip planning a bit trickier. We knew we would encounter some snow since you could still see …
The Pennies for Pines program was started in 1941 to assist with restoring devastated portions of our National Forests. Many organizations and individuals have donated money over the years to help with reforestation projects across the State of California. Here in Big Bear we have a number of these reforestation projects. One is just North of 2N10 west of Grand View Point, and as you walk, ride or drive along the road you can see the fairly young forest of trees. The Trails Foundation noticed the sign marking this project …
Featured, Trail Maintenance »
After years of traveling our local Forest trails, one might think they’ve experienced all of our local trails. But with 676,666 acres of National Forest surrounding Big Bear, it is a safe bet there are still new trails to explore and enjoy. Case in point: Bellyache Springs Trail. Out of the way off of the top of Clark’s Grade, the Bellyache trail shows up on some maps as Bellyache Springs Road, and others as USFS road 1N54A (Map it on Google or even better on Acme Mapper). Few people seem …
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2010.
Time: Check in 8:30am – 9:00am at Chatauqua High School parking lot on the corner of Baldwin and Maple. Work from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
What: Help us clean up a portion of our very unique Pebble Plain habitat located on US Forest Service land West of Sugarloaf. A BBQ lunch for volunteers will be served from 1:00pm – 2:00pm. Bring good shoes, long pants, long sleeve shirts, sun tan lotion, and lots or water. Also bring gloves if you have them, and …
What: Big Bear Trails Foundation General Membership Meeting.
When: Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Where: Copper Q in the Big Bear Lake Village
Details: We will have light hor-devours and drinks. Please RSVP by Monday August 23 so we are sure we have enough food. We might even have some fun, so please join us. We are only as strong as our membership. To RSVP and for questions, call Phil at 909-585-3467.
Big Bear Lake, Cycling, Featured, Hiking, Trail Running »
The outdoors beckon. Answer the call.
Find your outdoor activity among these Regular Events in the Big Bear Valley:
WEEKLY BIKE RIDES
Tuesdays, 5:00pm – Race Training Ride – Race-pace advanced road ride meets at Interlaken Starbucks. Derek Hermon: 909-866-8000.
Tuesdays, 6:00pm – Easier Tuesday Ride – Easier paced road ride, 25-30 miles, meets at East Boat Ramp.
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays, 6:30am – Dawn’s Early Light – Intermediate mountain bike ride & pace, 10-20 miles, meets at Bear Valley Bikes. Clay Bennett: 909-866-8000
Wednesdays, 6:00pm – Recovery Ride – No racing, sprinting, or ego. 10-20 …
Big Bear Lake, Cycling, Featured »
“We have been treated to one of the best cycling stages we’ve seen in America, ever.”
– Phil Liggett, legendary cycling commentator on the 2010 Stage 6 finishing in Big Bear Lake
Board members from the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation, along with US Forest Service personnel responsible for trail maintenance, today surveyed the lower trail head of the Seven Oaks Trail in the Santa Ana River drainage South of Big Bear. As part of the official San Bernardino National Forest trail system, the Seven Oaks trail travels approximately 2.5 miles from Forest Service Road 2N10, near Grand View Point, downhill to 2N06, near Camp Radford. While the trail is at least 30 years old and documented on many versions of USGS …