Home - 2024 - Week in Big Bear

Photographer: Josh Eckels

Living room at our rental

Stairs to the loft area

Kitchen, front, and side doors

Loft bedroom

Tesla on the ground floor

Looking south from the deck

Does this deck seem solid to you?

Chainsaw! Sculpture!

Heading downtown

Lunch spot!

Snow cat

In the comfy pod

Time to hit the trail

Mud and ice

Into the muck

Twisted trunk

Big Bear Lake

Melting out

Big Bear Lake panorama

North-facing slope

Pacific Crest Trail!

Turnaround spot

Trudging through the drifts

Looking west

Gray's Peak, covered in snow (and nesting birds, apparently)

Lake overlook

Slopes on the south side of the lake

Entering the mud

Our rental

Neighborhood hike

Snow and dirt


Clearing on the trail

Minute flowers

X marks the spot (for what?)

Balancing pro

Papa bear

Steller's jay

Upper slopes

Woodpecker's favorite

Well groomed and empty

Barely out-of-season lift

Acorn woodpecker

Blurry coyote

Snow and rock

Woodpecker and hollow

Ready to drum

Another acorn woodpecker

Dueling woodpeckers


Great horned owl

Great horned owl

Neighborhood hike ridgeline

On the trail

Afternoon glow

Tallest in the area


Hiking back

Post-eclipse sliver

Lazuli bunting


Waxing crescent

Mountain chickadee

Tesla on the deck

Another local trailhead

A little more snow

Snowy peak

Looking east

Blowing over the ridge



Doing pushups

View of Baldwin Lake

PCT view

Baldwin Lake

Eye of God (plus Stacy)


Looking east


Alighting carefully


Flood control

Neighborhood trails


Clearing in the afternoon

Spring storm approaching

Scrub jay

Puddles in the valley


Blue and orange

New buds


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