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CalTrans projects & Hwy 330

Fawnskin is in District 8 of San Bernardino County. Now the California Department of Transportation has a variety of projects underway which you can view here: CalTrans District 8. This week another construction project will begin. You might have noticed that the highway was striped right before the Memorial Day holiday and now they will be repairing damaged pavement on SR-38. Seems like they should have done that first and then striped so hopefully they will do a nice job instead of those bizarre patch jobs that don’t last.

And what about those cinders?

Oh cr**, I digress again…

Road work & flagging will take place starting today, Monday, June 6th and is anticipated to be completed within two weeks. The work will take place on on State Route 38 from SR-18 to Big Bear Dam (through Fawnskin) and delay hours will be Monday through Thursday from 8:00am until 4:00pm which means that it won’t interfere with the commuter traffic arrangements. Need more information? Call Joy Sepulveda, Construction Liaison (909) 383-6291 or Terri Kasinga, Public Information Officer (909) 383-1910.

Hikes This Week
Organized hikes this week in Big Bear take place on Monday and Tuesday. Participants must bring water, snacks, and wear layered clothing. Sun protection, hats, and adequate hiking boats are also requirements. In some cases, vehicles may need a National Forest Adventure Pass.

Monday, June 6, 2011 meet at 9:00am at the Big Bear Convention Center parking lot at the corner of Big Bear Blvd and Division. The group will select an easy to moderate hike that will take about 2 hours and cover approximately 4 miles. For additional information contact Janet (909) 585-8511 or Dick Banks.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 meet at 8:30am in Vons parking lot for a hike with the Sierra Club. The group will hike the Pacific Crest Trail from Rt 18 to the Eye of God. This is a moderate hike of 6 miles with a small elevation gain with vantage points of Long Valley and the Big Horn Wilderness. For additional information contact Ed Wallace (909) 584 9407.

Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 9:00am meet in front of the bear statue at the Big Bear Discovery Center for an easy hike of 2 to 4 miles with a small elevation gain. The hike sponsored by Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation in partnership with the San Bernardino National Forest Association and the Big Bear Group of the Sierra Club. It will last up to 2 hours duration and is for newcomers and beginning hikers. For further information call the hike leader Christie Walker at (909) 866 5006.

Full Moon Paddling
Full moon paddles are a favorite of Fawnskin locals and they have been happening for a long while. Most of the time the lake is quiet but it becomes enchanting as the moon rises. Many locals have their own kayak but you can also rent from Captain John’s which is where the event starts. The next full moon paddle is scheduled for Wednesday June 15, 2011. People congregate at 7:00-7:30pm.

The recent weather means it is important to dress warmly. Recommended wear is a wet suit, a fitted life vest, a lake permit for your vessel, and lightening for your kayak. Some people use a flashlight or headlamp while others out rig with light sticks or other lights directly on the boat.

As usual, things are happening over in Big Bear Lake with another few stores opening up and closing down. You probably already heard about the Le Dolce Vita winery which opened for business last week. Children’s Closet, Desi’s (replaced by Trolls of Big Bear–seriously?) and Simply Irresistible were more casualties of the economy in the Big Bear Village area. However, Cowboy Fancy is under rennovation and the old Edelweiss Books location will welcome a new store soon (The Toy Gallery) –and Sugar Pine Bakery is now right next door. Around the corner, Club Bombay will open next to the Himalayan Restaurant with the AV Nightclub not too far away.  Here in Fawnskin? Well, things are still about the same!

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