The San Bernardino Mountains are 'never-ending' for a day's experience;
or camping for 2 weeks at least!
On route #138, we climb up past California junipers to Silverwood Lake
Overlook - about 6 miles from the Cajon Pass. The lake is both a
recreational site and reservoir for southern California farms where there are
many horse-farms that enjoy cool temperatures in the summer months.
We love Lake Arrowhead - it is a private lake; lots of
white first; sugar pines, and dogwoods edge the shores. We've spent many
years camping in the San Bernarino National Forest - and enjoy the Heaps Peak
We love Big Bear Dam - and Big Bear Lake that once dried up almostThere is a Solar Observation center that's open in July - you can visit the Big Bear Ranger Station - they have a number of pamphlets with maps that make your visit much easier.
completely back in the 1980's.
You can follow Mill Creek Canyon - it descends into chaparral country;Plan on a spectacular time - you'll breathe fresh air; smell pines, and hear hundreds of birds 'chatting' as they fill the trees!
it lies on the North Branch of the San Andreas Fault.