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Get Outdoors for National Trails Day

Fawnskin, CA, June 4, 2015 – Since 1993, National Trails Day, sponsored by the American Hiking Society, has grown to inspire many thousands of people nationwide to celebrate and give back to the trails they love on one dedicated day. America’s 200,000 miles of trails allow access to our natural world for recreation, education, exploration, solitude, inspiration, and much more. National Trails Day events will take place in every state across the country and will include a local restoration event focused on the South Shore Trail Network, adjacent to Big Bear Lake, on Saturday, June 6, sponsored by the Southern California Mountains Foundation in partnership with REI, and the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation. The South Shore Trail Network is designed as a multi-use trail system comprised of 23 miles of newly-designated trails that need to be brought up to U.S. Forest Service trail standards. Trail work will concentrate on the Pine Knot Trail. Stacy Gorin, Southern California Mountains Foundation interim executive director, said, “We’re thrilled to have REI’s continued support on National Trails Day. We share a mutual commitment in keeping our trails safe, healthy and open to everyone, from first-time users to enthusiasts. We’re also working in partnership with Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation to recruit families and individuals who want to get outdoors and give back to the trails that serve so many people on the...

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Strapped for Cash? Strap on the Snowshoes!

Fawnskin, CA, January 6, 2014 – For the third year, the Southern California Mountains Foundation will team up with REI, Rancho Cucamonga to host Winter Trails Day at the Big Bear Discovery Center. Winter Trails Day is a national event that offers those new to snow sports an opportunity to try snowshoeing and other winter activities for free. On Saturday, January 11 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., a variety of nature activities will be offered. Between 8 and 8:30 a.m., volunteers with binoculars are welcome to show up to help count the bald eagles wintering on the San Bernardino National Forest. The actual count takes place from 9-10am after a brief orientation. This will be the second of four censuses the U.S. Forest Service will conduct this winter. Starting at 10:30, a 30-minute introduction to snowshoeing–one of the fastest-growing winter sports–will be hosted every hour. Once participants register and get their maps at the Discovery Center, they’ll need to get themselves to the demonstration location; snowshoes will be provided. Stacy Gorin, Mountains Foundation Director of Operations, points out the sport is “an excellent form of low-risk, low impact aerobic exercise.” Every 30 minutes between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., you can learn how to track animals and make your very own track. This workshop has a fee of $3. At 11:00, you and the family can...

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Winter Trails Day: Enjoy the Wilderness in the Winter!

Big Bear, Ca, January 2, 2012 – This Saturday, celebrate the great outdoors at Winter Trails Day at the Big Bear Discovery Center.  Local organizations, the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation, Open Air Big Bear, City of Big Bear Lake, Rim Nordic, North Shore Trading Co, and the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association will partner with the National Forest Association and REI to host a day dedicated to Winter Trails, and winter outdoor activities.  The event which will start at 10:00am will feature Snowshoe Demos, a presentation by the City of Big Bear Lake on the Master Plan of Trails Process, a snowshoe hike, animal tracking, a 100 yard Snowshoe Dash, and nature walks.  The event is free to attend, and is great for families.  If you haven’t tried snowshoeing yet, and are interested in finding out more information about the growing sport, this event is the perfect place to find out more information.  Snowshoeing is an excellent form of low-risk, low impact aerobic exercise that can help improve or maintain cardiovascular fitness as well as burn calories. REI will also host “A Leave No Trace Plan Ahead and Prepare” presentation geared for outdoor winter sports; winter backpack campsite demo, and host prizes for games such as “guess the weight of the backpack”.  For more information go to...

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Wilderness First Aid Class at Discovery Center

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