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Old 02-26-2012, 04:12 AM   #1
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Hey guys, looking for a place to do tent camping with restrooms and running water. I live in Moreno valley and I'm thinking a 50 mile radius at most.
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I am almost positve Blackmtn has restrooms its on Hwy 243. Possibly even lake Hemet, they for sure have restrooms

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Old 02-26-2012, 12:19 PM   #3
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Any campground in Big Bear will have restrooms and most have running water. Heart Bar on HWY 38 has everything you could desire including showers.

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Old 02-26-2012, 01:16 PM   #4
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Well isnt hwy 38 special ;-)
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Well isnt hwy 38 special ;-)
It is special, haha.

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Old 02-26-2012, 06:36 PM   #6
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Is that for speacial people? Lol... ;-) HWY 243 is for real camping! Not sissys lol who cares about a lil stinkage.... Haha
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I have been on HWY 243 many times and you are right. Its got some smelly areas, haha. Just kidding. I love going up to Idyllwild and relaxing. Have you taken the trail from Bee Canyon to Pine Cove? Fun, easy run to spend a relaxing day doing.

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Not yet, I am scared to go out on long trails alone lol, dont wanna get stuck N be stranded.. but I know of it and where it is, I have gone half way with my son, but part way thru we went back lol... For sure didnt wanna get stuck out there alone then. Yikes.
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Check out Serrano campground in big bear. Has what you need and lots of great wheeling near by
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Not yet, I am scared to go out on long trails alone lol, dont wanna get stuck N be stranded.. but I know of it and where it is, I have gone half way with my son, but part way thru we went back lol... For sure didnt wanna get stuck out there alone then. Yikes.
You will be fine on the Bee Canyon trail alone. It gets a bit of traffic and is do-able in 2wd if unless you take the one side route that is back diamond. Besides that, the trail is just a fun run off the beaten path.

Take a look at the The 6th, Semi-Annual WF So Cal Meet and Greet; A Turdhurlder Production we are setting up. A lot of good people with a ton of knowledge and experience to help you out on the trails. Will be a great event.

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So its pretty much like it is half way thru, nothing to worry about, and nothing like indian truck trail then huh? I think thats what its called.
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You will be fine on the Bee Canyon trail alone. It gets a bit of traffic and is do-able in 2wd if unless you take the one side route that is back diamond. Besides that, the trail is just a fun run off the beaten path.

Take a look at the The 6th, Semi-Annual WF So Cal Meet and Greet; A Turdhurlder Production we are setting up. A lot of good people with a ton of knowledge and experience to help you out on the trails. Will be a great event.

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I was checkin that out earlier, but wasnt sure if there was gonna be showers there... Lol no really was more concerned with how kid friendly it was gonna be or recommended......
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Kids are always a welcome addition to the runs. We all love kids, especially with ketchup. Mmmmm, kiddikabobs... Just kidding. We have had several members bring thier kids along for the Meet n Greets or even for simple day runs. Heck, I even took my mother out for a run a while back. So pack up the little one and come on out. As for the showers, the campsite has them.

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Old 02-26-2012, 11:26 PM   #14
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Kids are always a welcome addition to the runs. We all love kids, especially with ketchup. Mmmmm, kiddikabobs... Just kidding. We have had several members bring thier kids along for the Meet n Greets or even for simple day runs. Heck, I even took my mother out for a run a while back. So pack up the little one and come on out. As for the showers, the campsite has them.

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We can tent camp right?
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Cool guys. I really appreciate the info. I think big bear it is
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We can tent camp right?
Majority will be tent camping. A couple will have an RV or the such.

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Cool guys. I really appreciate the info. I think big bear it is
Sorry for thread jacking lol
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Hahah its all good. That's what we're here for
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Cool guys. I really appreciate the info. I think big bear it is
when are you going? ill be at holcomb valley campground this weekend in big bear
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when are you going? ill be at holcomb valley campground this weekend in big bear
Is it snowing up there today?...they are supposed to get about 6 inches....
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Is it snowing up there today?...they are supposed to get about 6 inches....
yup i got a new -10 bag can't wait to try it out.
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so apparently the camping site are closed this weekend at big bear. I think maybe due to the snow
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yup i got a new -10 bag can't wait to try it out.
Dang...thats some cold camping... I got a +80 king size bed, cant wait to try it
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so apparently the camping site are closed this weekend at big bear. I think maybe due to the snow
how so? holcomb valley is open year round. did you call the discovery center?

i don't know how up to date this site is but it says open. http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/sbnf/...a/?recid=26385

but i cant imagine the forrest roads are closed to 6 insches of snow. this was in jan, and some of the fire raods had alot more snow than this.

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Well this is HWY 243 @ 5pm, we are at 5 inches right now, and Big Bear eill get twice as we do.... This is at Twin Pines Rd. And other pic is a dirt road we ventured off on...
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nice looks like fun
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how so? holcomb valley is open year round. did you call the discovery center?

i don't know how up to date this site is but it says open. http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/sbnf/...a/?recid=26385

but i cant imagine the forrest roads are closed to 6 insches of snow. this was in jan, and some of the fire raods had alot more snow than this.
That looks awesome. Thanks bean
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That looks awesome. Thanks bean
where did you hear the campgrounds are closed? i tried to call the discovery center last night but was too late, and they are not open till thursday. im still planning on going, can't wait to snow camp! are you going?
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One of my favorite camp spots is Seven oaks campground just down the crayon from Angeles Oaks, hwy 38. It's a perfect trailhead, and lots of trails start right near camp. Tent camping next to a year round creek stocked with trout, rv camping across the street, small cafe, bar and store.
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where did you hear the campgrounds are closed? i tried to call the discovery center last night but was too late, and they are not open till thursday. im still planning on going, can't wait to snow camp! are you going?
I called the discovery center and I asked about the Serrano camp site. They told me it was closed. So I asked if there was anything in big bear or lake arrowhead and they said nothing was available. Maybe due to the weather

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