Category: San Bernardino National Forest

Glamping to Solo Camping

Glamping to Solo Camping

Let’s talk about camping. Camping was merely something I’d like to try until the beginning of this year. Our glamping trip in April ignited the fire. I felt like we might actually like it if we try. After our try-out overnight camping trip in May proved my hunch was right, camping quickly became another way for

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Cucamonga Peak

October was a special month for me. I accomplished a few things from my Adventure Bucket List. Starting with my effort to get better with fear of heights. As I shared in my “Small Victory, Big Milestone” post, I hit a big milestone in my journey to overcome acrophobia. To be clear though, my goal isn’t to

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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 the 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

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Hiking with Dogs in Big Bear Lake

dog friendly hikes 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 has 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 a similar personality. Don’t shock us with new experiences. Let us take our time to ease into it. But when we are ready, we

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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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Hammocking at Pine Knot

I love fall colors but unfortunately, fall colors don’t come to L.A. so I had to go find it. Early October, we drove up to Big Bear Lake for an overnight trip with my sister. BBL is one of my favorite places to visit with Xena. There are plenty of dog-friendly trails for us to

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