Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Happy Hal.... Big Bear Camping

Michelle and I passed on the local halloween party circuit for a weekend of camping up at Big Bear Lake (training at elevation just happened to be a perk). It was a solid weekend! Below is how it went down, up there (at 6,800 ft)

As we crested at the top of the climb, this was what we were greeted with. Big Bear Lake looks so small from afar...

Once we got to the lake, and looked towards where we just were, the views just kept getting better...


Everyone told us it was gonna be cold up there. The frost on my car Saturday morning confirmed...


However, things did warm up down at the lake...


As we ate breakfast, we were greeted by a number of the locals, begging for our food


Don't do it!

Got it!


I called this picture "being watched"


Bike Ride

Since I rode to onyx summit last year during ride around the bear, I decided it would great doing it again, sans the 6000 ft of climbing (in less than 35 miles!) leading up to it (although it was missed, in only a way that an endurance athlete can miss climbing)

Here's Michelle wearing her "holiday" appropriate gear, on the "flat"


I'm sorry, did I mention "Flat"? Looks can be deceiving...


At the summit...


Ok, nerd memory here. This year, I rocked yellow/black gear, with a blue/silver/black bike.

Last year at bear century, I had a yellow/black bike, sporting blue/silver/black gear.

Did I really publish that on the internet?

After that, it was back to the site for some dinner. But before, the obligatory sunset picture over the lake...


The obligatory campfire picture (it was as warm as it looks)...


Sunday Hike


We had to cut this one a little short, but a solid 3.5 hour hike nonetheless. Undocumented was hiking up to about 8200 ft, which you can't see in this picture, but trust me, its there!

PCT


Yes, that's snow


The obligatory "doesn't do the justice" picture...


Summit!


3 comments:

Michelle said...

Love it! The 'nerd memory' is kinda cool...I mean what are the odds?? Great weekend :)

Toby Guillette said...

Here's my obligatory "Cool blog!" comment ;) No for real, glad to see you guys getting out and enjoying the fun places we have in our backyard. What a fun way to do Halloween!

beth said...

that sunset is ridiculous!