San Bernardino Mountains
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Leaders: Danny & Norma Siler
Come and enjoy a beautiful day on dirt roads exploring the San Bernardino Mountains in the Big Bear area. Bring your families, kids and grandkids.
We will be traveling in the elevation range of 5,000 to 8,000 ft. and we’ll see quite a variety of vegetation; sagebrush, yucca, manzanita, juniper, pine trees, fir, and spruce. We will also pass through several burn areas; old and new.
Our route will take us from Green Valley Lake on road 2N13 to Fawnskin. Along the way we’ll have time for a side trip to Butler Peak Lookout. Maybe a volunteer docent will be there and we can climb to the top and walk around the 360 degree viewing deck.
At Fawnskin we can stop and use clean bathrooms or visit the market. Then we travel on 3N14 (Coxey Road) through Hanna Flat, onto Big Pine Flats, to road 3N16 (Crab Flats Road) and head back to Green Valley Lake.
Here, there is a shop that sells ice cream, milk shakes, and root beer floats and that is where we will finish our day-trip on this warm summer day.
A high clearance vehicle is a necessity for this trip. But four-wheel drive is not required. Bring your CB Radio - we will be on channel 13. And don’t forget lunch, snacks, and drinks. We must limit our group to 10 vehicles.
A Forest Service Adventure Pass is required. Also qualifying is America the Beautiful Interagency Pass or a National Parks pass. We have an extra pass and the first person to ask may borrow it for the day. At the picnic area during our pre-run the Forest Service was issuing citations for vehicles not displaying the pass. The fine is $ 5.00 with a mail-in envelope.