Category: San Bernardino National Forest

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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