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Unread 08-25-2009, 02:28 PM
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Big Bear lake hiking trails, maps, and directions

I was looking for some hiking trails around Big Bear Lake and found this site. It has a good generic map of all the major hiking and moutain biking trails around the lake.

http://www.bigbeardiscoverycenter.com/hiking.html



For camping information, visit this page on the same site.

http://www.bigbeardiscoverycenter.com/camping.html
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Unread 08-25-2009, 07:38 PM
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Since I have the cabin in Idyllwild, I don't get up to the San Bernardino Mountains much any more, but that is some good information. We have great mountain bike trails in Idyllwild and there are really wonderful trails at Hurkey Creek. They hold two good race weekends a year over there at the park.

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thanks for the links. I usually only go there for snowboarding, but it's good to know.
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I'm going up to my cabin today, will try to check out some of the trails.
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Do you have a cabin in Big Bear? That is cool, man. I have had my cabin in Idyllwild for about 12 years and I am up there every other weekend. It is a two hour drive from my home in Costa Mesa and was one of the best decisions of my life. However, if I didn't use it so much, I would recommend renting a place on the weekends because it would be cheaper.

Let's face it, at $500 a weekend the way it works out now with the mortgage, renting weekend cabins is about the same.

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I do, just finished putting in a hardwood floor a couple of weeks ago. It's a true log cabin, built in 1962. It's closer to living in a small town than true cabin living, since the area is well populated. I drove by some of the trails but didn't get a chance to actually check them out. Most trail heads are very well marked with big signs and parking lot (highway 38 along Big Bear Lake). You can't miss them. It's about 80 degrees in the middle of the afternoon up there now, not too bad. I think I'll try them out during winter. I prefer hiking in cold weather.
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That's great. I put on a new roof this summer. The old one was falling apart fast. After they stripped the asphalt shingles, I had them add stringers and foam panels for insulation over the living room. Then plywood sheeting and they re-shingled the roof with architectural Timberline shingles. Then I had a few bucks left over and I pulled all the old decking off the porch/deck and put on all new redwood decking and top rail. Both jobs really needed to be done since I bought the place 12 years-ago, but I just kept putting it off.

I'm broke but the cabin looks nice and is ready for winter.

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It does look pretty darn nice! Mine is empty right now, we just got it in June.

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Nice! I like it.

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you both have a cool place going on. It must be nice to have a getaway pad elsewhere.
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