Hiking at Big Bear Lake, CA

April 6, 2013

In February we went up to Big Bear for the weekend with a group of friends and decided to skip on the crazy crowded Saturday slopes to go hiking instead. We headed to the Discovery Center and hiked the Cougar Crest trail.  The trail is 2.5 miles each way and a pretty easy hike without anything too steep.  What we weren’t expecting was all of the mud! The sun came out and the snow started melting and we shortly found ourselves hiking in slush and mud.  Thankfully I had my all time favorite waterproof Sorel Tivoli boots so I didn’t have to worry about cold, slush, or mud…some fellow hikers were not so lucky. ;)

In love.

It’s a beautiful trail and I fully indulged my tree obsession from taking pictures of them to climbing them.

Fallen Tree


Perched part way up this tree.

Perched part way up this tree.

Views from the halfway point and at the top of the trail:

Halfway up

Halfway up

Beautiful view of Big Bear Lake

Beautiful view of Big Bear Lake (click for larger image)

The guys had to roll their pants up to flood length to keep them out of the slush and mud…hilarious. ;)



Great hike!

Great hike!



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