Monday, April 12, 2010

April Showers!

~ Springtime Snow! ~

Brooski running down the snow covered bridge!

This morning at Bear Mountain Berners we woke up to a pleasant surprise! Snow!! Spring brings in so many different weather patterns, but who expected this!? By 8am Brooski was rearin' to go do something, so we decided to take a stroll around Baker Pond (also known as Stanfield Marsh). It was still quite crisp outside, Jörgen and Fern felt like sleeping in. The lake and town were just as beautiful as ever! Big Bear has some of the best weather in southern California, and we are so lucky to have a piece of it! Hopefully this won't be the last significant snowfall of the season!!

Broo sitting on a bench near Standfield Cutoff
Photos: Megan Kee

Sunday, April 11, 2010

One long spring day...

- A trip to the Holcomb Valley Pinnacles -

One of our favorite things to do during the spring is take walks deep into the forests, and trek for miles to find beautiful natural wonders. This time we decided to go find and climb the Holcomb Valley Pinnacles! Starting from Van Deusen Canyon, we hiked around eight miles to our destination. What a wonderful journey!! Jörgen and Fern enjoyed the comforts of home, as they are still a little too young for trails like this, but soon enough they will be tailing us around the mountains just like Brooski!

Finally at the end of Van Deusen! Can you see the Pinnacles across the valley?
Brooski rolling around!

Brooski hanging out in front of a deserted Pacific Crest Trail sign. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile national scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington.

So far from home and still so much energy! Bertha Ridge in the background, home is behind that mountain!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Sawmill Creek!

~ Sawmill Creek ~

Waiting for someone to come get him!

Photos: Megan Kee

Today was another warm and beautiful day in Big Bear! We knew there had to be some creeks and steams somewhere out in the woods from all of this melted snow, so we took the day off to go find some fun! We headed over to Sawmill and found and endless creek with little waterfalls and natural bridges, it was so exciting for Fern and Jörgen who are still experiencing a lot of things for the first time. Brooski went wild, he really knew how to show the pups a good time. This is a great beginning to a wonderful spring, soon enough it will be summer! What's next!?

Running down Sawmill Road