I just got back from a much needed weekend getaway. Big Bear Lake is only two hours away from LA and at an altitude of 7,000 feet, it is much cooler than home this time of the year. Also, Big Bear is pet-friendly! 🐾
Thick rain clouds rolled in on early Sunday morning and the temperature was stuck at 45 degrees all morning. What a drastic change it was from 83 degrees back home.
It rained on and off all day. Around 3 pm, the rain stopped and the sun peeked through patches of clouds. I drove us to MWD East Boat Ramp on North Shore Dr. The gate was open and no one was at the booth so we parked free. It was 48 degrees and windy at times but we weren’t going to stay in the room and miss out on an opportunity to explore the lake before the sunset.
We walked down to the shore near the boat ramp. Ducks were everywhere. Xena chased after them a few times then moved on to sniffing interesting scents on the shore instead. With her nose down she raced back and forth tracing a scent. I enjoyed seeing her exploring nature. That’s until she found a dead fish. LEAVE IT! Thankfully, she listened.
Next, we took a stroll on the Alpine Pedal Path. This 2.5-mile asphalt path is a multi-use path that starts at Stanfield Cutoff and ends at the Solar Observatory. Occasionally, cars drove by on N Shore Dr but mostly it was quiet and peaceful.
We had a view of the lake the whole time. We took little trails to the lake to explore as well.
Rain clouds were coming toward us. It was time to head back. Luckily, it only rained on Sunday and I was able to explore two trails on this trip. I can’t wait to share them with you!