Category: Inland Empire

Oh, Poppies! Box Springs Mountain

I have to backtrack and share our hikes in the springtime. I normally share our adventure stories in chronological order but I was too excited to tell you about the glamping trip that I skipped over some of our springtime hikes. This is a hike we did back in March while chasing wildflowers. I entered

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Cougar Crest Trail to Bertha Peak in Big Bear Lake

Bertha Peak is a must when you visit Big Bear Lake. The peak is located north of the lake near the center so you get the panoramic view at the top. Cougar Crest trailhead is located off N Shore Dr. Stop at the Big Bear Discovery Center beforehand if you don’t have an Adventure Pass

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Lost Horse Mine in JTNP

Unfortunately, this is not a dog-friendly trail. Please respect the trail rule. For history lovers: Even before the California Gold Rush of 1849, prospectors were finding gold in southern California. As the take from the mines in the Sierras petered out, miners fanned out into the deserts. Hot summers, scarce water, limited wood sources, and

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