Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation Expanding Their Reach to Include Paths for Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Biking, Running, Cycling and Horseback Riding

When the snow melts, outdoor enthusiasts will again be able to enjoy the 30 miles of bike routes throughout the Big Bear Valley, though, through the efforts of the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation, the hope is to have paths available for non-motorized travel year-round by incorporating routes not just for cycling, but cross-county skiing, hiking, … [Read more...]

Get Outdoors! The Big Bear Discovery Center Provides Plenty of Opportunities in Saturday’s Celebration of National Get Outdoors Day

Get outdoors, and enjoy the view--like this one, from the Discovery Center on the North Shore.

The Big Bear Discovery Center will, this Saturday, June 13, offer a number of fun outdoor activities as the San Bernardino National Forest Association celebrates National Get Outdoors Day, which is featured at 60 different sites on public lands throughout the U.S. Our local “Go Day” features a number of activities, many of them designed for … [Read more...]

Pancake Breakfast in Memory of Hiker Dean Christy Will Allow for Community GPS Devices; Mobile Health Clinic Will Also Be at Saturday Event

County Supervisor Neil Derry is planning to attend a pancake breakfast hosted by the Green Valley Lake Disaster Recovery Foundation this Saturday (May 23), as proceeds will be used to purchase GPS devices in memory of hiker Dean Christy. In January of 2008, 62-year-old hiker Christy had become disoriented when hiking near his Green Valley Lake … [Read more...]

Devitos Lead Saturday Morning Hike to Grays Peak, the Second Climb in the Seven Summits Challenge

The Seven Summits of Big Bear challenge continues tomorrow, as hikers are welcome to join fitness experts Ted and Heather Devito to tackle the second in a series, Grays Peak, at 9am. Grays Peak has been added to the list this year, the second in the Seven Summits challenge, as Butler Peak is still closed due to fire damage from 2007. The Grays Peak … [Read more...]

Trekkin’ Through: Pacific Crest Trail Hikers Stop in Big Bear During Their Cross-Country Adventure

The annual trek along the Pacific Crest Trail, from the U.S./Mexico border north to nearly Canada, is underway as both hikers and equestrians partake in the adventure, many of them stopping in the Big Bear Valley for postal service, supplies and showers. This year there are more hikers on the PCT, according to Suzanne Wilson, a regional rep for the … [Read more...]

Seven Summits Challenge Hits the Trail on May 2

Ted and Heather Devito, current title holders for the Fastest Bears in the Bear, are once again challenging the mountain’s residents and visitors to join them in conquering the Seven Summits of Big Bear. Seven climbs are planned, starting next Saturday, May 2, to the seven highest peaks surrounding the Big Bear Valley as a means of experiencing … [Read more...]