Big Bear: Skyline Trail Project Breaks Ground
The Skyline Trail project near Big Bear Lake, CA broke ground on September 23rd. Shane Wilson from IMBA's Trail Solutions program has designed a route that traverses the ridgeline above the south shore of Big Bear Lake. Upon completion the trail should be approximately 8 miles long and provide amazing views of the surrounding mountains. The first 1/4 mile is already on the ground thanks to a huge turnout by volunteers from the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation and support from District Ranger Scott Tangenberg of the San Bernardino NF and four of his key staff members. Volunteers were educated on proper trail building techniques and even had an opportunity to see a Southern Rubber Boa up close. This threatened species is native to the terrain around Big Bear and the SBNF keeps one captive snake to help improve awareness about the threats to this unique species. Thanks to everyone's efforts this new trail will provide an exciting and sustainable riding experience that minimizes impacts upon the land.