Big Bear Bash, July , 1998The Big Bear trip of 1998 took us again to Big Bear Lake, Calif. This year we camped at different campground near the edge of the lake. The campground was another church campground so we were on our best behavior. The campground was beautiful and clean. We hope to go back to the same spot next year. The weather had been "iffy" earlier in the week but cleared up for our event.
The first day's trip took us through the mountains on the nourth side of Big Bear Lake. We first went into the mountains above the northwest side of the lake and then made out way through Holcolm Valley on the northeast side. After Holcolm Valley Road we made out way to a spot where about half of the group took a challenging trail up the side of Gold Mountain. From the top of Gold Mountain we again gazed athe the terrific view of Big Bear Lake and the San Bernadino Mountains.
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Bruce Meyers rallies the troops for a trip through the mountains using the CB radio. (photo: Jon Carlson)
The group lines up for the "Show n Shine". (photo: Jon Carlson)
The group waits for stragglers to catch up before climbing into the local mountains. (photo: Jon Carlson)
The buggies make their way through heavy brush on top of Gold Mountain. (photo: Jon Carlson)
Driving through the trees near Big Bear is a delight when the deserts below are 100+ degrees. (photo: Jon Carlson)
The trip to the fire look-out yields fantastic views. (photo: Jon Carlson)
A typical dirt road through the National Forest. (photo: Jon Carlson)
Lunch is served at the edge of Big Bear lake. (photo: Jon Carlson)
Dave Helland (member #50) has also put together a "clickable" photo collage with pictures of the event.