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San Bernardino Mountains

Desert Explorers Calendar


Saturday, September 7

San Bernardino Mountains

Leader: 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 exploring specifically in the area north of Big Bear Lake including some sites in Holcomb Valley. We expect to have 10 -12 stops to visit.

A high clearance vehicle is a necessity for this trip, but four-wheel drive is not required. Our main interest is an enjoyable day driving backcountry in the forest.

Bring your GMRS Radio - we will pick a channel that morning. And don’t forget lunch, chair, snacks, and drinks. We must limit our group to 8 vehicles. If you can have a person ride with you, please let us know. If you would like to ride with someone, please let us know.

Bring any maps you have: AAA, BLM, DeLorme, USFS, USGS, etc. If you have the Bill Mann book then bring it too.

A Forest Service Adventure Pass is required. Also qualifying is America the Beautiful Interagency Pass or a National Parks pass. 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.

We will meet 10:00 a.m. near Fawnskin. Specific instructions to the meeting place will be provided. Please sign-up at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (714) 878-1259. We will have this cell phone with us during our trip but cell service is usually non-existent in the backcountry.