Tag Archives: Big Bear Lake

The Best Spicy Cold Cut sandwich to Power Your Long Distance Trek

I had been hiking straight up a mountain since just before dawn when I came across Dry Lake at just over nine thousand feet. Trekking through a foot of snow for the last two hours had been rough and my calves and hamstrings were on fire as I finally took a break to catch my …

Lightning Strikes and the Bird Flu

This mornings July sunrise was one of the most gorgeous I had ever seen in a long time. The sky was full of pre-thunder storm wispy clouds and stripped with pinks and purples. It was a stunningly gorgeous sight as we parked the truck near the bottom of the Skyline Trail. Looking back now, I’m …

Winter Travel Tips; Smart Travel to your Snowy Mountain Destination

Imagine this; It’s a pristine snowy winters morning at the cabin you rented in the rural mountain town set amidst the pines. The morning air smells of wood smoke and pine sap from the surrounding wilderness as you stand on the front porch in your favorite Ugg’s and North Face coat sipping a cappuccino spiked …

You Go Girl! (A Tale of Winter Time Bladder and Traffic Emergencies at 7,000 Feet)

I never thought I would be that stranded stressed out motorist that you see on the news in a rainstorm who slept in her car because the rural mountain road washed out. You know the ones I’m talking about during the great blizzard of ’06, shivering in her car and wondering if she’s going to …

Don’t be a Dumb-Dumb. My Commute Home

May 2018- Sunday evening; five p.m. I was just trying to commute home on our alpine edged mountain highways to Big Bear Lake. There had been almost no traffic leaving the Los Angeles area, I picked up my organic rotisserie chicken for the two hour drive and faster then you can say free range chicken …