Archives for February 2011

California Mountain Resorts

Resorts in this region number almost a hundred with every kind of service available. Hotels have been built – thoroly (sp) modern structures with steam heat – a ... Read More »

Big Bear Lake High School Ski Report

My Favorite Winter Sport Big Bear High School 1932? My favorite winter sport is skiing or “sheeing,” as the Scandinavians call it. It consists of two long ... Read More »

Old Miners Days Bear Valley

RULES FOR THE ROPERS DURING THE BURRO RACE All ropers will rope with a partner. 2. Teams will compete for buckles to be awarded to the top three ... Read More »

Big Bear CA Cabins Stillwells

Stillwell’s Camp On the Shores of Big Bear Lake Stillwells Camp is 7,000 feet high in the San Bernardino Mountains on the shores of Beautiful Big Bear Lake, ... Read More »

History of Bear Valley Part 2

Caption says "Ancient Resident of Big Bear Lake" Gold Mining History Part 1 Gold Mining in Big Bear CA The first time we visited the valley I killed two bear ... Read More »

Big Bear's Gold Miners

History of Big Bear Valley In the summer of 1845, Benito David Wilson, grandfather of General George S. Patton, led a group of twenty-two soldiers in the San ... Read More »

Big Bear’s Gold Miners

History of Big Bear Valley In the summer of 1845, Benito David Wilson, grandfather of General George S. Patton, led a group of twenty-two soldiers in the San ... Read More »

Road Conditions Video Big Bear CA

Caltrans is in the midst of road repair for State Highway 330. Completion estimates range from one to two years. The video below shows the condition of the ... Read More »

Mountain Roads

In 1935, County Surveyor Harold L. Way and George Beattie retraced the upper and steeper portions of the old Mormon Road to determine percentages of grade. From ... Read More »

Early Mountain History

Early History of the Valley and Mountains The picturesque history and background of the “Rim of the World” area makes one of the most fascinating stories to be ... Read More »