Early in the week, my Mom came up for a couple of days. She hadn't been to her cabin since winter. Last winter was one of the biggest snowfalls that Big Bear had seen in many years. It was hard to get up there, and the snow was piled so high, you couldn't even open the back door to get to the wood. We were there in March, and still, the deck was 4 feet high in snow!
The first thing we did, was go pick up some sandwiches at this great place called Bear Belly Deli. The best sandwiches!! Then head on over to the boat.
Mama went on home the next day, and Ron and Sue had to go down the hill to take care of some things, so Greg and I got up and went on an adventure. I had seen that the Snow Summit Ski Lifts were operating, and I wanted to go check it out. Turns out, in the summer, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, you can ride the chair for 12 dollars, round trip, to the top of Snow Summit. You can ride up and right back down. Or you can get off and hike, have a picnic, eat at the mountain high cafe where they bbq burgers and dogs, have a cold brew, or just sit and enjoy the beauty all around you. It is also a mountain bikers dream day. You can hang your bike on provided hooks that attach to the chairs, and ride up to enjoy the many trails that await you at the top. Or you can ride straight down the mountain. NOT my idea of fun, but looked like a lot of people were having a ball doing just that. It was a highlight of our trip! Had I known that you could get off and hike and all of that, I certainly would not have worn flip flops!
On the way down, the views were breath taking!
Stay tuned for part Three of our Big Bear vacation.