Tag: Big Bear Lake

Crafts Peak Hike

This hike begins from Green Valley Campground in San Bernardino County. There is a small parking area in front of the campground for day hikers. When we arrived at the campground that morning, there was a friendly camp host who answered our questions. We walked through the campground on the paved road (Forest Rte 2N13A).

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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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Eat, Hike and Relax in Big Bear Lake

If you’ve been following my blog, you know Xena is an anxious passenger. She sits up against the backseat and shakes entire time on the road. She tolerates it though because she knows an adventure is waiting for her at the end of the ride. She has gotten better as she got older and some

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