San Gabriel Mountains - Big Bear News - On February 10, 2024, at approximately 3:25 p.m., the U.S. Forestry Department notified Sheriff’s Dispatch that a citizen flying a drone may have spotted missing hiker, Lifei Huang. Deputies and search and rescue team members responded to the upper San Antonio Creek Falls area but were unable to hike to the spot where Ms. Huang was … [Read more...] about Update: Missing Hiker Found in Mount Baldy Area San Gabriel Mountains
Big Bear, CA, August 9, 2014 - Just a few miles south of the Big Bear Valley is the highest peak in Southern California. San Gorgonio Mountain, or as it's known locally, Mount San Gorgonio, was named by Spanish Missionaries in the early 17th century after Saint Gorgonius, a Christian martyr who died in 304 AD. At 11,503 feet, it can clearly be seen from the summit of Mount … [Read more...] about The Highest Peak in SoCal
Big Bear Lake, CA, July 6, 2012, noon - A man hiking near Boulder Bay died Thursday after falling and hitting his head. According to Tiffany Swantek at the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station, just before noon on Thursday, July 5 a 57-year-old white male hiker from Shadow Hills, California was with a group of people, and fell on Castle Rock Trail. The victim hit his head on a rock. … [Read more...] about Hiker Dies After Fall On Castle Rock Trail
Big Bear, Ca, January 11, 2012, 4:00pm - The U.S. Forest Service announced this week that eight dates have been chosen to be fee free days for the national forests nationwide. Usually in years past there have been two or three fee free days, where adventure seekers don’t need to purchase an adventure pass for their car to park on National Forest Land, and this year the Forest … [Read more...] about Forest Service Increases Number of “Fee Free” Days To Eight This Year!