Friday, November 21, 2008

A Journey to Big Bear Lake

Hello again from Pine Mountain. Glad you could join us. It is nearly the end of November. Next week is Thanksgiving. This week I started putting up the Christmas decorations. We have so many lights and decorations that it takes about 2 weeks to get everything up and working.
I hitched up Pete the mule to his cart and finished installing a new gate on the back pasture. I took my horse Rocket for a ride and startled 2 deer in the back pasture. The rest of the week it was just the usual ranch chores.

This week our feature story is about a scenic drive on highway 18 to Big Bear Lake. Highway 18 is known as rim of the world drive. Big bear is about 100 miles southeast of us here in Pine Mountain.
If you are new to this site, here is how to navigate our site. Our newsletter is divided into sections.

Section 1 - Ranch News

Section 2 - Alternative energy

Section 3 - Easy Cash

Section 4 - Nutrition and Health

Section 5 - Travel

Section 6 - Treasure Hunting

Section 7 - Our Travel Story

Each one of the sections has links to websites and products. Just click on any of the green colored words and you will go to one of our product websites.

Finally we have coffee by the roaring fire in the fireplace and wish you a good night and a good week ahead. I hope you enjoy our newsletter and return at least once a week for a new adventure and new products and programs to improve your life.

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Internet Survival Videos during these Hard Economic Times

Do you need extra cash during these hard economic times? Are you thinking of trying to start an internet business but do not know where to begin? Are you low on cash and need something that you can start for next to nothing? Do you want something that is easy and has simple to follow step by step video training? A new program called The Money Siphon may be just what you are looking for. Go to Money Siphon to learn more.

Nutrition and Health

These days everyone is concerned about nutrition and health. Most of our food is over processed and has very little nutrient value. Our food looks great but not much more. If we want to stay healthy in today’s world we are forced to take supplements. The question is: What supplements will provide what you need for the least amount of time and money? I believe one of the best supplements out there is called acaiplus. It is a blend of vitamins and minerals plus acai to promote health and long life. They also have vitamins to help improve your long term and short term memory. They also have an energy drink that gives you steady long term energy. To learn more about these products go to Acaiplus . Check out Acaiplus, Feed My Brain, and White Lightning. Here on Pine Mountain we drink Acaiplus every day.

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Travel Writing

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Adventure and Treasure Hunting

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Do you watch movies like Indiana Jones and wish you could do that in real life? Do you like a good mystery and a good adventure? Would you like to use modern methods and tools to find long lost treasure? All this is possible if you learn from the best. Stan Grist, world renown adventurer and treasure hunter has written a course complete with step by step instruction on how to become successful. Go to Treasure Hunting and check out his course “Creating Wealth Through Adventure”

And now our feature story.

A journey to Big Bear Lake

Big Bear is a lake high in the San Bernadino mountains. It is 7 miles (11.2 KM) long and 2.5 miles (4 KM) wide. It is 72 feet (22 meters) deep at the deepest point up by the dam. The lake is a snow fed lake. The only water comes from the melting snow on the surrounding mountains.

The warmest month is July when the temperature approaches 80 F (27 C) in the daytime. At night it is still cold 47 F (8.4 C). The coldest month is January. The normal January day time temp is 47 F (8.4 C) and 20 F (-6.3 C). The coldest temperature ever recorded was January 29 1979 of -25 F (-32 C).

The elevation of the lake is at 6750 Feet (2060 meters). It receives and average of 61.8 inches (157 cm) of snow each year and 100 inches (254 cm) falls above 8000 feet (2400 meters) .

There are 3 ways to get to Big Bear. Highway 330 from Running Springs splits at treasure island and becomes the north and south shore roads. The south shore road goes through the community of Big Bear Lake and then goes to Big Bear City at the east end of the lake.

Highway 38 from the southeast joins the south shore road at Big Bear City. Highway 18 joins at Big Bear City coming from Apple Valley to the north.

There are 3 ski resorts around the lake. They are Snow Summit, Big Bear, and Stanfield Cutoff.

Snow Summit


The Big Bear area was populated by Serrano Indians for 2500 years. They thought Bears were their ancestors so the bear population in the valley was out of control because the Indians did not hunt bears. The first white man to discover the lake was Benjamin Wilson in the 1850’s . The Indians had been raiding the riverside ranches for cattle and horses. Benjamin led a party of 22 men to bring back the lost livestock. When they found the valley full of bears they became a hunting party and killed 11 bears. William Holcomb discovered gold in 1859 and the valley was soon swarming with miners.

The first dam was built in 1884 and held back 25,000 acre feet of water. In 1912 a second dam was built 300 feet (91 meters) below the first dam. This dam held back 73,000 area feet.

Our Adventure
We left Pine Mountain and went on a small 2 day camping and fishing trip in the summer of 2003. We came from the west on highway 330 from Running Springs. We drove the south shore until we reached Big Bear City then we drove the north shore. We drove through the town of Fawnskin and camped at lighthouse camp. It was warm during the day but it was cold at night even though it was mid July.

The scenery was awesome and it was a couple of days to relax from the cares of the world.

Pine Mountain Evening

It is evening and I am relaxing here on Pine Mountain in my easy chair in front of the fireplace. A cheery gas fire takes the chill off the mountain evening. Squeekers my African Grey parrot is sitting on his perch munching peanuts. I am relaxing with my coffee from Tonight I am trying Chocolate Mint. This coffee has a distinct taste of mint and chocolate mixed with roast coffee. It goes well with almost all deserts. It is just the right drink for a cold evening. Squeekers and I have been watching the latest episode of the Sci fi series Stargate Atlantis. Both my coffee and my TV show are over now. It has been a long day. I put Squeekers in his cage, turn off the gas fireplace, and head upstairs to bed. Good night all. See you next week.