Tag: Hiking

Conquer Seven Summits in Big Bear

Big Bear, Ca May 21, 2011 12:00 pm – Local teenager Jordan Romero is close to completing the seven highest peaks in the world.  He hopes to inspire others to find their personal Everest, to challenge themselves to reach new heights.  The Seven Summits of Big Bear is Southern California’s equivalent.  With many of Big Bear’s mountains the highest in the area, the local Seven Summits challenges hikers and fitness enthusiasts to reach the top of each of these peaks.  Hikers can complete all or some of the peaks on their own, or join guided group events scheduled between Memorial and Labor Day Weekends.  The group hikes begin with lowest of the seven, Gray’s Peak at 7,920’ near the west end of the lake, next Saturday.  The series finishes up with an all-day expedition to reach the top of San Gorgonio, the highest peak in Southern California at 11, 502’.  “The Seven Summits of Big Bear gives participants an opportunity to set attainable fitness goals, and they get to see some of the most remarkable panoramic views ever!” says Heather Devito, lead guide and owner of Mountain Fitness Center.  The group hikes are free.  For dates and information about each of the Seven Summits hikes, go to sevensummitsofbigbear.org. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30750.mp3|titles=Conquer Seven Summits in Big Bear...

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Summer Fun Begins at Big Bear Mountain Resorts

Big Bear, Ca May 15, 2011 12:00 pm – Next weekend Big Bear Mountain Resorts opens for summer activities.  The Scenic Sky Chair will begin to take visitors to the 8,200’ summit on Saturday.  Hikers, mountain bikers, and guests looking for a big view and a tasty BBQ lunch can ride the chair weekends until June 18, when daily service begins.  The 15 minute ride up the mountain leaves from the Snow Summit parking lot at the top of Summit Blvd.  Friday the Bear Mountain Golf Course is scheduled to open.  The 9-hole course located across from the Bear Mountain Ski Resort on Goldmine Drive includes a pro shop and driving range.  The Club House Grill serves a full breakfast and lunch 7 days a week.  Call (909) 585-8002 for golf reservations, tee times, and season passes.  Activities at the Bear Mountain Resorts are weather and conditions permitting.  Go to bigbearmountainresorts.com for the latest information. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30730.mp3|titles=Big Bear Mountain Resorts Summer Opener Next...

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Big Bear Sierra Club Meeting

Speakers:  Ed Wallace – backpacking and climbing essentials, George Carver – pictures from 2010 backpacking trip in the Sierra’s, Pete Fulkerson – Equada Outfitters new indoor climbing facility.  At the Big Bear Discovery Center, 40971 North Shore Drive, Fawnskin, CA  Call Christy for additional information at 909-866-5006 or go to the club’s website at...

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Take a Hike–But, First, Prepare for the Unexpected; Group Hikes Available in Big Bear

Big Bear Valley, CA — With summer finally upon us (as we had a blizzard just a month ago), there are many opportunities and places to hike in and around the Big Bear Valley, including group hike opportunities through the Mountain Top Hiking Club and the Seven Summits of Big Bear series. Before you take a hike, however, the volunteers of the Bear Valley Search and Rescue Team suggest that you prepare for the unexpected, and remind that self-reliance is the key to the backcountry. Hikers should always remember to carry the following essentials: to find your way, a map, compass and flashlight; for your protection, sunglasses, extra food, plenty of water, sunscreen, and extra clothing (suitable for the changing climate); and, for emergencies, waterproof matches, a candle or fuel tablets, pocket knife and first aid kit. Jim Lyon, a member of Bear Valley Search and Rescue team says, “A GPS is also nice, if you can afford it, but don’t give up on the map and compass. The batteries can go on a GPS, so be up on your map and compass before you go.” And, whatever supplies you pack, his SAR teammate Peter Fulkerson recommends, “It’s always smart to have more than you think you need, in case that one hour hike becomes two hours.” Before embarking on a hike in the woods, be sure to let...

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