Tag: Hiking

Labor Day Weekend Keeps Big Bear Busy

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 the lake this weekend with Holloway’s Marina experiencing one of their busiest weekends ever, with a line of people waiting to get on the Pirate Ship, the Time Bandit.  Cantrell’s Fishing Guide Service was busy all weekend long, taking people out to fish, even on Monday in the rain, as they have a hard top enclosed boat that was perfect for the weather.  The Busy Bear Quilt Show had almost 800 people in attendance, showcasing some of Big Bear’s finest quilters and their works of art.  The active community was very busy as well, with 36 people at the Sugarloaf Mountain Hike, part of the Seven Summits Series, and local bike shop Bear Valley Bikes was renting bikes all weekend long.  Overall it was a great weekend in Big Bear, filled with energy, events, and excitement.  Susan Meyers of Big Bear won 1st place in the Viewers Choice at the Busy Bear Quilt...

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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 to fire roads such as 2n10 that has heavy vehicle traffic.   This Saturday, there will be a public meeting at the intersection of fire roads 2N10 and 2N06, located south of Snow Summit. The meeting will take place at 10:00am and is an opportunity for people to see displays of the initial presentation, go on a short hike along a general proposed route of the trail, and attendees will be able to ask questions and provide their input or suggestions.  According to Phil Hamilton, Trails Foundation President, the Trails Foundation has been working with the Forest Service to make what he believes will be an “epic trail that will attract users from all over the country when completed.”  The Trails Foundation is a non-profit organization, dedicated to creating, enhancing, preserving and promoting non-motorized use of Big Bear Valley trails and roadways for the enjoyment and transportation of residents and visitors. Last year the Trails Foundation successfully reopened the Seven Oaks Trail after it had been overgrown for...

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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 meet and park outside of the Hanna Flats Campground behind Fawnskin.  Hike leaders encourage you to carpool, and to ensure that your car is not blocking access to the roadway.  Hikers are encouraged to bring sturdy shoes,  a hat, sunglasses, snacks and water for the 12 mile round trip hike.  The hike will be a strenuous hike, maily on steep fire road up to the look out point.  The next hike in the Seven Summits series is Sugarloaf Mountain on September 3rd, followed by San Gorgonio on September 17th!  For more information on the hike series, and how you can get involved visit...

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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 is 9 miles round trip, with 2 miles of off trail hiking, and some fun navigation along the way.  Those attending are encouraged to bring a hat, sturdy shoes, water and snacks for the hike.  Up next on the hike schedule is Butler Peak on August 13th, Sugarloaf Mountain on September 3rd, and San Gorgonio on September 17th.  For more information go to www.SevenSummitsofBigBear.org [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30915.mp3|titles=Seven Summits...

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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 offroaders, climbers and others in the backcountry.  Participants completing the course earn a Wilderness First Aid certification from NOLS.  Holders of previous certifications may enroll to re-certify during this class.  The course is 16 hours long and will be held beginning at 9:00 am both Saturday and Sunday.  Registration is required and is available online at rei.com.    [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30896.mp3|titles=Wilderness First Aid Class this...

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