IN AND ABOUT LAKE ARROWHEAD
WITH BOB CARROLL
When Dedie and I drive up the mountain on Highway 18 we are in awe of the magnificent view. There is the city of San Bernardino and Redlands directly below and the city of Colton in the distance. It is breathtaking.
As we proceed further up the highway and reach the tree line, and enter the village of Rim Forest we realize we're in a special place. A place, we call home, that needs to be explored and discovered anew. And you ask your self how can I get better acquainted with the mountains and the lake? Well, one answer is hiking.
There are numerous trails through out the mountains from Crestline to Big Bear to explore and enjoy the area. For starters the Pacific Crest Trail coming out of the Colorado Desert at San Gorgonio Pass and crosses the San Andreas Fault, then climbs to the top of and runs the entire length of the San Bernardino Mountains crest. It passes Onyx Summit and popular Big Bear Lake as it makes its way west to Little Bear Springs Trail Camp, Holcomb Creek, and Deep Creek Bridge near Lake Arrowhead. It then turns north past Deep Creek Hot Springs on its way to Mojave River Forks. There are more moderate trails in the area that allow you to see the beauty of the mountains. To name a few in and around Lake Arrowhead, there is the Crest Trail that goes from Lake Silverwood to Splinter's Cabin above Cedar Glen; the North Shore Trail goes from the North Shore camp ground to Papoose Lake. If you are in to easy then there are several trails that allow you to explore without taxing your stamina. Later I plan to write an article on the hot springs accessible from a trailhead in Deer Lodge Park. I've yet to visit the springs, but I hear it is well worth the hike.
Dedie, Misty and I just enjoy walking through the trees in the summer and enjoying the mountain air, the outdoors and each other near our home.
If you have an interest in hiking and would like more information and trail maps on the Lake Arrowhead area, or if you want information on Lake Arrowhead Real Estate contact me at www.carrollonline.com and I will get the information to you,
Bob Carroll is a broker associate with Coldwell Banker Sky Ridge Realty in Lake Arrowhead California, and has been working in the Lake Arrowhead area since 1998.
To contact Bob go to www.carrollonline.com.