A Weekend at Big Bear Mountain July 21-23 2006

Some of us beat the heat by heading up to Big Bear for the weekend only to get pounded by rain, hail and thunder!

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Graham and Jim in the pouring rain (Brett, Saturday)
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at about this time Woodland Hills was experiencing the highest temperature ever recorded in LA County - 119F! (Brett, Saturday)
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Big Bear dinner Saturday evening, Lara and Brian (Wendy photo)
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Big Bear dinner on Saturday, the girls end of the table (Wendy photo)
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Lara, Brian and Leah at dinner on Saturday
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the ten Big Bear riders
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Brett finds the Brad-Jim discussion a tad soporific!
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the hardy souls who rode up the mountain on Sunday!
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Big Bear Lake on Sunday - the rain and thunder started again around 11:00 am
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we meet up with the chair lift group on the top trail
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time for a chat session!
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view from Grand View Point at 7784 ft - the Santa Ana River Trail is somewhere down in that valley
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time for some nosh at Grand View Point!
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Jim hangs his pack in case of a sneak attack by bears!
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Big Bear Sunday morning at the overlook 1 (Wendy photo)
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Big Bear Sunday morning at the overlook 2 (Wendy photo)
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Graham finds a rocky seat!
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Big Bear Sunday, Graham's gotta pose - 1! (Wendy photo)
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Big Bear Sunday, Graham's gotta pose - 2! (Wendy photo)
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stopping by the top of the Plantation trail - which unfortunately has now been re-forested!
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was this the tree we saw struck by lightning on Saturday? - doesn't look like it!
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the girls heading down before the rain starts
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Brett and Brad head for the other side of the Lake on Sunday - Big Bear from Cougar (Brett, Sunday)
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Brett and Brad on Cougar Mountain (Brett, Sunday)

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