The Seven Summits of Big Bear challenge continues tomorrow, as hikers are welcome to join fitness experts Ted and Heather Devito to tackle the second in a series, Grays Peak, at 9am. Grays Peak has been added to the list this year, the second in the Seven Summits challenge, as Butler Peak is still closed due to fire damage from 2007. The Grays Peak hike, which launches from the trailhead just west of Fawnskin, is a steady, three-mile climb with about 1,000 vertical feet of climbing; from the peak, hikers can enjoy views of Big Bear Lake, Fawnskin and the high desert, as well as the re-growth sprouting up in the Butler #2 Fire burn areas. Before joining others in the Seven Summits challenge tomorrow morning, hikers should pick up a Seven Summits punch card, available at Fawnskin’s North Shore Trading Company and the Big Bear Discovery Center, as well as Equada Outfitters, Sol Food Market and the Mountain Fitness Center. Remaining hikes in the Seven Summits series include Gold Mountain on June 27, Sugarlump/Bear Peak on July 19, Delamar Mountain on August 1, Sugarloaf Mountain on August 22 and the biggie, San Gorgonio, on September 19.
Devitos Lead Saturday Morning Hike to Grays Peak, the Second Climb in the Seven Summits Challenge
Posted on 05/15/2009 Written by