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SoCal Big Bear - Rattlesnake Cyn & Heartbreak Ridge - May 29

PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:46 pm
by Seth
Memorial Day Weekend Big Bear Hearthbreak Ridge Adventure

For the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend we will be heading up to Big Bear. We will be doing a one day run to conquer Heartbreak Ridge once and for all. We were stopped in our tracks two years ago due to snow and had to turn around, but this year the snow is melted and we can tackle the mountain. Big Bear is a beautiful treasure here in SoCal and it is time for us to go and enjoy this amazing place once again. Hummer X Club members and friends will enjoy the Big Bear area for a day of relaxation and fun. Club membership is not required, there are no event entrance fees and all capable vehicles are welcome. Kids are welcome. You are responsible for your own food, lodging, gas, etc.

When: May 29, 2010

Where: Big Bear Lake, CA

Time: 10am we will be hitting the trails. We will be meeting around 9:30 to air down and get started by 10. Expect a full day of trails so bring a lunch to eat while we wheel.

Meeting Spot: Hwy 247 about .7 miles east of mile marker 27. There is a dirt road at this spot called Rattlesnake Canyon Rd. I am unsure if it is marked and doubt it is. Just keep an eye out for the mile markers and you'll find it. The GPS Coordinates are N 34°22'12" W116°39'02".

Directions: To get there, you can take several routes depending on where you are coming from. One route is to take I15 north towards Victorville, exit Bear Valley Rd and turn right. After 12 miles you will turn right onto Hwy 18. Hwy 18 turns into Hwy 247 and this will take you to the meeting spot which is 41.6 miles from the I15 off-ramp at Bear Valley Rd.

Another route is to take the 10 east to Hwy 62 and go north on Hwy 62 for 22 miles. Then take a left on Hwy 247 in Yucca Valley and go north for 26 miles to the meeting spot.

Here is a pic showing both routes. Big Bear is right in the center of the circle at the lake.

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If you wish to travel to Big Bear: Hwy 330 to Hwy 18 will take you from San Bernardino to Big Bear Lake. From Big Bear you would take Hwy 18 N to Hwy 247 and go east.

Trails: Rattlesnake Canyon & Heartbreak Ridge.

Rattlesnake Canyon is a moderate trail that will be fun for all. It offers sandy washes and sheer walled canyons. Heartbreak Ridge is a difficult trail, but most difficult spots have bypasses and the most difficult spot is a loop and you don't have to do it you don't want to. This is going to be an exciting run filled with adventure and enjoyment.

Comm: CB channel 37

Weather: Click on Big Bear Weather for all of your forecasting needs :)


If you want to go just post it here or send me a PM :)


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Confirmed Rig List:
Seth
Jeff_H3
Alrock
AAMCO
JRWid
Cyrus Paice
H3play and Robo as navigator
Tukrhum
Family Jeepster

Maybe:
Maz

Re: SoCal Big Bear - Rattlesnake Cyn & Heartbreak Ridge - May 29

PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:19 am
by BeHummer2
:duh: :duh: :duh: Interesting :up: :up: :duh: it's this the one were you got stuck? :wall:

Re: SoCal Big Bear - Rattlesnake Cyn & Heartbreak Ridge - May 29

PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:32 am
by Seth
BeHummer2 wrote::duh: :duh: :duh: Interesting :up: :up: :duh: it's this the one were you got stuck? :wall:

Yep, but only because of the snow. There is no snow now. Let's go have some fun.

Re: SoCal Big Bear - Rattlesnake Cyn & Heartbreak Ridge - May 29

PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:39 am
by H3-ING
I ran Rattlesnake and Heartbreak last Labor Day and had a blast, :D very fun and I do want to run them again. However, Memorial Day Weekend I already have camping plans in the Eastern Sierras so can't make this one.

Re: SoCal Big Bear - Rattlesnake Cyn & Heartbreak Ridge - May 29

PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:24 am
by BeHummer2
Seth wrote:
BeHummer2 wrote::duh: :duh: :duh: Interesting :up: :up: :duh: it's this the one were you got stuck? :wall:

Yep, but only because of the snow. There is no snow now. Let's go have some fun.

Seth you know I'm off that Sat. and Su. I hope I can make it I will let you know ;) ;) I really want to go to finished the unfinished trail ;)

Re: SoCal Big Bear - Rattlesnake Cyn & Heartbreak Ridge - May 29

PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:09 pm
by Seth
H3-ING wrote:I ran Rattlesnake and Heartbreak last Labor Day and had a blast, :D very fun and I do want to run them again. However, Memorial Day Weekend I already have camping plans in the Eastern Sierras so can't make this one.

That's too. At least you can make Borrego.

Re: SoCal Big Bear - Rattlesnake Cyn & Heartbreak Ridge - May 29

PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 2:53 pm
by Jeff_H3
Put me down as confirmed. :)

Re: SoCal Big Bear - Rattlesnake Cyn & Heartbreak Ridge - May 29

PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 4:46 pm
by Seth
Jeff_H3 wrote:Put me down as confirmed. :)

Outstanding! Look forward to seeing you.

Re: SoCal Big Bear - Rattlesnake Cyn & Heartbreak Ridge - May 29

PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 5:43 pm
by Bellvis
By this time next year I will definitely have my truck built up enough to do these trails. 8)

Re: SoCal Big Bear - Rattlesnake Cyn & Heartbreak Ridge - May 29

PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 8:20 pm
by Seth
Bellvis wrote:By this time next year I will definitely have my truck built up enough to do these trails. 8)

Sweet. I look forward to seeing what you do with it. By the way, we are still waiting for pics of the new ride.

Re: SoCal Big Bear - Rattlesnake Cyn & Heartbreak Ridge - May 29

PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 11:40 pm
by stjames151
Bellvis wrote:By this time next year I will definitely have my truck built up enough to do these trails. 8)

In 2wd? I have a trail for you to run. :lol:

Re: SoCal Big Bear - Rattlesnake Cyn & Heartbreak Ridge - May 29

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 1:46 am
by ronb
stjames151 wrote:
Bellvis wrote:By this time next year I will definitely have my truck built up enough to do these trails. 8)

In 2wd? I have a trail for you to run. :lol:


ya must mean dusy

Re: SoCal Big Bear - Rattlesnake Cyn & Heartbreak Ridge - May 29

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 10:26 am
by Bellvis
ronb wrote:
stjames151 wrote:
Bellvis wrote:By this time next year I will definitely have my truck built up enough to do these trails. 8)

In 2wd? I have a trail for you to run. :lol:


ya must mean dusy


I will just have an umbilical cord attached to the back of Ronb or James. :D

Re: SoCal Big Bear - Rattlesnake Cyn & Heartbreak Ridge - May 29

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 4:52 pm
by stjames151
Believe it or not, I'm pretty sure you could run the Deuce in 2wd, with the exception of two 40ft. spots.... give or take.

Re: SoCal Big Bear - Rattlesnake Cyn & Heartbreak Ridge - May 29

PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 4:48 pm
by Bellvis
4wd is over-rated anyways. :lol: