Tag: Hiking

Conquer Seven Summits in Big Bear

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Summer Fun Begins at Big Bear Mountain Resorts

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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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