The Highest Peak in SoCal

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Big Bear, CA, August 9, 2014 - Just a few miles south of the Big Bear Valley is the highest peak in Southern California. San Gorgonio Mountain, or as it's known locally, Mount San Gorgonio, was named by Spanish Missionaries in the early 17th century after Saint Gorgonius, a Christian martyr who died in 304 AD. At 11,503 feet, it can clearly be … [Read more...]

Hiker Dies After Fall On Castle Rock Trail

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Big Bear Lake, CA, July 6, 2012, noon - A man hiking near Boulder Bay died Thursday after falling and hitting his head. According to Tiffany Swantek at the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station, just before noon on Thursday, July 5 a 57-year-old white male hiker from Shadow Hills, California was with a group of people, and fell on Castle Rock Trail. The … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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View of the Desert from the Pacific Crest Trail

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Labor Day Weekend Keeps Big Bear Busy

Susan Meyers of Big Bear won 1st place in the Viewers Choice at the Busy Bear Quilt Show

Big Bear, Ca, September 6, 2011, 4:00pm - This past Labor Day weekend was a great escape for people across California, Nevada and beyond as they traveled up to Big Bear to get out of the heat for the weekend.  The weekend, much like its early summer three-day weekend counterpart Memorial Day, was filled with yard sales.  Many people got out on … [Read more...]

One Step Closer For Skyline Trail: Public Input Sought

Big Bear, Ca, August 16, 2011, 12:00pm - The Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation is in the process of working with the Forest Service to get a new trail approved.  The proposed trail known as Skyline would span from east to west along the south ridge of the Big Bear Valley, and would provide hikers, cyclists and equestrians with a safe alternative … [Read more...]

Hike To Butler Peak: Amazing Views of The Valley

Big Bear, Ca, August 12, 2011, 12:00pm - The next hike in the Seven Summits of Big Bear hike series is this Saturday with the summit to reach being Butler Peak.  Butler Peak is located on the Northshore of Big Bear Lake, just west of Fawnskin, and has excellent views of the entire valley from its look out point!  Those interested in hiking can … [Read more...]

Delamar Peak Up Next In 7 Summits Quest

Big Bear, Ca, July 21, 2011, 12:00pm - The 4th hike in the Seven Summits hike schedule is this Saturday.  Delamar Mountain is the peak to conquer on Saturday, with the group meeting at the Cougar Crest Trailhead at 8am.  Delamar Peak overlooks the Fawnskin area, and marks the west end of the hills bordering Big Bear Lake to the north.  The hike … [Read more...]

Wilderness First Aid Class at Discovery Center

Big Bear, Ca July 13, 2011 3:00 pm - This weekend, the Big Bear Discovery Center will host a Wilderness First Aid class.  The 2-day class sponsored by the Wilderness Medicine Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and the sporting goods company REI provides the first aid skills needed for hikers, mountain bikers, jeep … [Read more...]

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