Category: San Bernardino National Forest

Grays Peak in Big Bear Lake

Fawnskin is 95 miles east of Los Angeles. The trailhead is located in Fawnskin (north of Big Bear Lake) across from Grout Bay Picnic Area. It was easy to find and there was plenty of parking when we arrived. I was nicely surprised by a flush toilet! Those things are hard to come by when your

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Hiking with Dogs in Big Bear Lake

Initially I drove up to Big Bear Lake to hike Gray’s Peak that Sunday morning. But when I got there, I found a note at the trailhead saying that it’s closed until 6/16/17 for bald eagle habitat. Hmm, ok then. Luckily, Big Bear Lake is dog-friendly and have many trails that Xena is allowed. The

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First Camping Trip…Buy Me a Tent!

I am a natural planner. I don’t just pack up things last minute and go. I can’t. I am not designed that way. And naturally I have a dog who has the similar personality. Don’t shock us with new experiences. Let us take our time to ease in to it. But when we are ready,

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