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03-02-2012 01:25 AM
brightsidememe Sweet, I have every thing ready. I even put new spark plugs, battery and battery cables so my jeep is good for the cold start.
03-01-2012 11:08 AM
BeantownR6 just spoke with the discovery center and holcomb is open. i asked her about the conditions of the fire road with the snow, and it is getting warm there during the days this weekend. she said if we hve 4 wheel drive and snow tires we should be able to get back there. the snow will probably be wet, and not icy when we go back tomorow afternoon.

anyone else up for snow camping, we are looking at lows in the low 20's at night.
02-28-2012 05:44 PM
brightsidememe
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Originally Posted by BeantownR6

i just spoke with the san bernadino forrest service, and the lady i spoke to said that there are 4 camp sites still open including holcomb. she did not reccomend trying to get back there because of the snow, but i also did not mention i had 4 wheel drive and 35" tires. the fire road in from the 38 is not steep except for one place i remember.

im going to call the discovery center on thursday to check conditions, but i think the jeep can make it back there in the snow. there are few fire roads to choose from to get back there. last time there were covered in snow.

any chance you want to venture up friday to sunday, it would be good to have to jeeps to get back there.

bring a good sleeping bag, at least 0 degrees, thermals and layer up, lots of fire wood. i usualy collect down wood from the woods but may be hard to find covered in snow.
OK bean. If you wanna do Friday through Sunday I can do that. I'll pm you my number
02-28-2012 02:18 PM
BeantownR6
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Originally Posted by brightsidememe View Post
This will be the moat extreme camping I've ever done. Any advice on what to take?
i just spoke with the san bernadino forrest service, and the lady i spoke to said that there are 4 camp sites still open including holcomb. she did not reccomend trying to get back there because of the snow, but i also did not mention i had 4 wheel drive and 35" tires. the fire road in from the 38 is not steep except for one place i remember.


im going to call the discovery center on thursday to check conditions, but i think the jeep can make it back there in the snow. there are few fire roads to choose from to get back there. last time there were covered in snow.

any chance you want to venture up friday to sunday, it would be good to have to jeeps to get back there.

bring a good sleeping bag, at least 0 degrees, thermals and layer up, lots of fire wood. i usualy collect down wood from the woods but may be hard to find covered in snow.
02-28-2012 09:52 AM
brightsidememe
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Originally Posted by BeantownR6
ugh i found this on the website, hope its not the case.....

San Bernardino National Forest - Alerts & Notices

Mountaintop Campground Reservations Suspended until June
Date(s): Feb 8, 2012
Special Notice
Mountaintop Ranger District Campgrounds - We are in the process of reissuing 5-year term special use permits, and are reviewing proposals. The campgrounds are currently closed and reservations will not be accepted until a new permit has been issued and the concessionaire is prepared to reopen campgrounds on the target date of June 1, 2012.

Campgrounds operated under Special Use Permit: Barton Flats, Big Pine Flat Equestrian Group, Big Pine Flat, Bluff Mesa Group, Boulder Group, Buttercup Group, Coon Creek Cabin Group, Council Group, Crab Flats, Deer Group, Dogwood, Gray’s Peak Group, Green Spot Equestrian Group, Green Valley, Hanna Flat, Heart Bar Equestrian Group, Heart Bar, Holcomb Valley, Ironwood Group, Juniper Springs Group, Lobo Group, Northshore, Oso Group, Pineknot, San Gorgonio, Serrano, Shady Cove Group, Skyline Group, South Fork, Tanglewood Group, Tent Peg Group, Wildhorse Equestrian
Crap.
02-28-2012 09:50 AM
brightsidememe This will be the moat extreme camping I've ever done. Any advice on what to take?
02-28-2012 09:49 AM
BeantownR6 ugh i found this on the website, hope its not the case.....

San Bernardino National Forest - Alerts & Notices

Mountaintop Campground Reservations Suspended until June
Date(s): Feb 8, 2012
Special Notice
Mountaintop Ranger District Campgrounds - We are in the process of reissuing 5-year term special use permits, and are reviewing proposals. The campgrounds are currently closed and reservations will not be accepted until a new permit has been issued and the concessionaire is prepared to reopen campgrounds on the target date of June 1, 2012.

Campgrounds operated under Special Use Permit: Barton Flats, Big Pine Flat Equestrian Group, Big Pine Flat, Bluff Mesa Group, Boulder Group, Buttercup Group, Coon Creek Cabin Group, Council Group, Crab Flats, Deer Group, Dogwood, Gray’s Peak Group, Green Spot Equestrian Group, Green Valley, Hanna Flat, Heart Bar Equestrian Group, Heart Bar, Holcomb Valley, Ironwood Group, Juniper Springs Group, Lobo Group, Northshore, Oso Group, Pineknot, San Gorgonio, Serrano, Shady Cove Group, Skyline Group, South Fork, Tanglewood Group, Tent Peg Group, Wildhorse Equestrian
02-28-2012 09:36 AM
BeantownR6 i don't know why it would not be open, i figure as long as you can get back there. i will try to call another forrest service area listed on that site today. im going friday to sunday
02-28-2012 09:34 AM
brightsidememe
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Originally Posted by BeantownR6

when are you going? ill be at holcomb valley campground this weekend in big bear
I plan going Saturday and leaving Monday morning. I'm thinking about going to the same site
02-28-2012 09:27 AM
JPi1
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Originally Posted by brightsidememe

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
Seven oaks is always open, just no services in the winter. April 1 is full opening. The owners check the campers daily and may or may not collect a fee.
02-28-2012 09:24 AM
brightsidememe
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Originally Posted by BeantownR6

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
02-28-2012 09:24 AM
JPi1 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.
02-28-2012 09:05 AM
BeantownR6
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Originally Posted by brightsidememe View Post
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?
02-28-2012 08:53 AM
brightsidememe
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Originally Posted by BeantownR6

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
02-27-2012 08:43 PM
BeantownR6 nice looks like fun
02-27-2012 08:10 PM
myfirstwrangler 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...
02-27-2012 06:19 PM
BeantownR6
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Originally Posted by brightsidememe View Post
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.

02-27-2012 05:48 PM
BillG.OTD
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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
02-27-2012 05:43 PM
brightsidememe so apparently the camping site are closed this weekend at big bear. I think maybe due to the snow
02-27-2012 03:07 PM
BeantownR6
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Originally Posted by BillG.OTD View Post
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.
02-27-2012 02:59 PM
BillG.OTD
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Originally Posted by BeantownR6 View Post
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....
02-27-2012 02:53 PM
BeantownR6
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Originally Posted by brightsidememe View Post
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
02-27-2012 02:53 PM
brightsidememe
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Originally Posted by myfirstwrangler

Sorry for thread jacking lol
Hahah its all good. That's what we're here for
02-27-2012 12:38 PM
myfirstwrangler
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Originally Posted by brightsidememe
Cool guys. I really appreciate the info. I think big bear it is
Sorry for thread jacking lol
02-27-2012 08:34 AM
turdhurdler
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Originally Posted by myfirstwrangler View Post
We can tent camp right?
Majority will be tent camping. A couple will have an RV or the such.

Jeff
02-27-2012 03:37 AM
brightsidememe Cool guys. I really appreciate the info. I think big bear it is
02-26-2012 11:26 PM
myfirstwrangler
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Originally Posted by turdhurdler
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.

Jeff
We can tent camp right?
02-26-2012 10:46 PM
turdhurdler 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.

Jeff
02-26-2012 10:06 PM
myfirstwrangler
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Originally Posted by turdhurdler View Post
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 http://www.wranglerforum.com/f55/the...on-109922.html 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.

Jeff
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......
02-26-2012 10:02 PM
myfirstwrangler 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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