Tag: Adventure

Forest Service Increases Number of “Fee Free” Days To Eight This Year!

Big Bear, Ca, January 11, 2012, 4:00pm – The U.S. Forest Service announced this week that eight dates have been chosen to be fee free days for the national forests nationwide.  Usually in years past there have been two or three fee free days, where adventure seekers don’t need to purchase an adventure pass for their car to park on National Forest Land, and this year the Forest Service has increased the number to eight days.   “We encourage the public to get outdoors in America’s vast and dynamic playground,” said Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. “We hope that visiting your beautiful national forests and grasslands will help people gain a deep appreciation for natural resources, and create lifelong memories.”  This Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend will be filled with fee free days, with Saturday through Monday, requiring no adventure pass.  Later on in the year, June 9th, Get Outdoors Day, September 29th, National Public Lands Day, and November 10th through 12th Veterans Day Weekend will also be fee free days.  The mission of the U.S. Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future...

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Big Bear Lake International Film Festival Celebrates Young Adventurers!

Big Bear, Ca, September 16, 2011, 4:00pm – The Big Bear Lake International Film Festival is this weekend, and this year’s Sidebar Showcase will promote young adventure, featuring Big Bear’s own Jordan Romero, with Zac and Abby Sunderland presenting filmmaker awards. Jordan holds a world record for the youngest person ever to stand on the summit of Mt. Everest and Zac Sunderland has set two world records: one as the youngest ever to sail around the world, and the other as the first under the age of 18. Zac now speaks around the nation encouraging youth to have their own adventures, and will present his documentary, “Intrepid” at the Festival.  Zac’s younger sister, Abby Sunderland also set sail around the world, but her 40-foot sailboat was completely disabled after being hit by a massive rogue wave. Abby wrote a book about her experience called “Unsinkable: A Young Woman’s Courageous Battle on the High Seas”. Abby will be at the Film Festival and available to autograph her book. She’ll also present her DVD documentary called “Wild Eyes: The Abby Sunderland Story”. The Big Bear Lake International Film Festival attracts an average of 5,000 attendees every year and will celebrate its 12th anniversary at this year’s event this weekend. More information about the film festival can be found at...

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