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Unread 12-14-2009, 09:20 AM
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Big Bear Dec 11 through 13 2009

The family and I went up to our cabin in Big Bear this past weekend. Highway 18 was closed right after we got to our destination, so 38hwy was packed for miles on Sat and Sun. It was pouring rain and cold on Sat, so we mostly stayed indoor and put our fireplace to good use. On early Sun, we got about 4" of snow in about 5 hours and cold. It was in the high 20's.

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Snow chains were required on hwy 18 accept 4wd with snow tires on all 4.
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The cabin on Sat morning...
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The backyard
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The cabin on Sun morning...
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My car...
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A closer look
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The view from inside...
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Finally, my wife doing "house work" hahahah...

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James I didn't know you had a cabin. Ever rent it out? I went to Snow summit yesterday and there was some traffic going up the 38 but comming down wasn't bad at all.
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That's always the first question that people ask lol. Unfortunately, we don't rent it out (at least for now). Was Snow Summit crowded?
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Looks awesome!
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That is the thing about Big Bear. At 6,700' you guys get the snow when all I get in Idyllwild is rain. My place is 5,300' and really at the low end of town. In Fern Valley and up at Humber Park they are 6,700'. Pine Cove is about the same. It rained hard all night Saturday and only a little slush came with it.

Another thing about the San Jacinto Mountains is we are a bit more in the rain shadow of Saddleback and the Santa Ana Mountains, plus being further south. We are a little drier, less rain. Our season is normally about 26" but in the last few years we have had seasons of as low as 9".

This is supposed to be an el Nino year so hopefully we can get a wet winter and spring. We need it.

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What I don't mind is the lack of traffic in the winter. There is no skiing in the San Jacintos which means almost no traffic. They don't close the roads and figure that you are on your own. Drive what you want where you want and call a tow truck to pull you out.

My Prius has this weird traction control for the front wheel drive. If it can't get traction it shuts down the power even though you are stomping on the gas peddle. It is drive-by-wire.

A lot of the locals use this burn-down-to-road method of getting around, where they spin the tires in the snow until they melt their way to solid road. Can't do that with drive-by-wire. But the Prius does all right in snow.

My Tacoma has BFG All Terrains and a posi-traction diff even though it is just 2wd. It works good in snow. The Willys of course drives in snow with All Terrains like a champ. I haven't used chains in years but I have them.

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Love the Big Bear pics!

Looks like a snowball fight just WAITING to happen!
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What I don't mind is the lack of traffic in the winter. There is no skiing in the San Jacintos which means almost no traffic.
Yep, Big Bear is always crowded when the snow starts to fall.

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Love the Big Bear pics!

Looks like a snowball fight just WAITING to happen!
The kids ganged up on me and I have the bruises to prove it.
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That's always the first question that people ask lol. Unfortunately, we don't rent it out (at least for now). Was Snow Summit crowded?
Cause everyone is looking for a good condo/cabin hook up. Summit was not bad at all.
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