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Posted: 07/20/08 07:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tracy and I left Norco at 9:30am on Friday July 18. We had to stop by the Forest Supervisor's Office in San Bernardino and pick up a gate key and then it was up Hwy 38.

We dropped the TC at the bottom of 1N38 and took the Jeep up. Then onto 1N01 and 3N08 before arriving at Yellow Post 33. Dinner and in the rack before dark.

Truck on 1N38
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YP33
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Saturday we were on the trail at 9am. We had a bit of time before we met Tim at John Bull so we headed for 3N07A to do some exploring. We found some old remnants of mines.

Mine on 3N07A
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We really need to explore this area more. Lots to see and do.

We were in traffic on John Bull for over 3 hours.
This guy crawled under my Jeep while we were waiting for traffic.
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We finished John Bull and ran 3N02 up to Burnt Flats and finally 3N03A Horsethief Flat. Back into camp at 6pm. Dinner and a movie and in bed at 9pm.

Big Bear
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Mallards
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We woke up Sunday morning to rain. The Jeep wouldn't start. We winched it onto the trailer and met the folks from myjeeprocks.com at the Big Bear Ranger Station at 9:30am. We canceled the trail maintenance day and Tracy and I headed for Norco. Another fabulous weekend in the forest.

Click here for more info on Yellow Post 33

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Posted: 07/20/08 09:28pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WOW!! Very cool!! [emoticon]


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Posted: 07/21/08 06:22am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice, thanks for posting.


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Posted: 07/21/08 09:57am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the trip report and pics. Looks like you had quite a time.

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Fishpoet, so you can TC camp at yellow post CG's?


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I don't know about now, but 10 yrs. ago, we could camp at yellow post CG's back in the national forest on the north side of the lake. Out of Fawnskin. We did it in a 26' then a 31' MH. Now live in SO Oregon, so don't camp in CA anymore.


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Posted: 08/16/08 05:08pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Info from San Bernardino NF website just now, with no mention of the gate key noted in FishPoet's post. I'd say call the NF to check; no sense getting near but not to the YP site.

Yellow Post Sites

Yellow Post Sites are campsites located off main travel routes. Though many Yellow Post Sites are located within highly used recreation areas, they still offer a sense of peace and solitude. Yellow Post Sites were specifically created to provide a place where human impacts could be properly managed, thereby reducing those impacts in the surrounding areas.

No wood or charcoal fires permitted, due to high fire danger.

Gas / Propane camp stoves and lanterns are permitted.

Picnic tables may be at some locations.

Pack it in, pack it out. trash disposal is not available, take everything you brought with you when you leave.

A visitor permit is not required.

Sites are available on a first-come first-served basis. It is not possible to make reservations.

An Adventure Pass or America the Beautiful Interagency Pass is required for most sites.

Check with the local Ranger Station for Yellow Post Site locations, Adventure Pass requirements, and current fire use restrictions.

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I haven't been to Big Bear in ages. Is the overflow lake ( Lake Williams ) full or empty now?
Great pictures.
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Posted: 08/16/08 11:05pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

juschuman wrote:

Fishpoet, so you can TC camp at yellow post CG's?
Yes, I used to take my previous 28' Class A to them.


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Posted: 08/16/08 11:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

sirdrakejr wrote:

I haven't been to Big Bear in ages. Is the overflow lake ( Lake Williams ) full or empty now?
Great pictures.
Frank
I am not familiar with Lake Williams. Is it perhaps the area west of the Stanfield Cutoff you are referring to? If so then yes it has water in it. If you happen to mean Baldwin Lake at the west end of the valley then while it did get a short-lived shallow covering of water from some heavy rains it is basically dry and they were building houses out on its northern end when I was there in June.

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