On Saturday me and a couple of friends decided to do a day-trip to Big Bear Lake. We left cloudy LA, just to be above the clouds 1 1/2 hours later as you can see on the following picture. I felt like being on a plane, as this is a view I am normally just exposed to being on an air plane.
Big Bear normally is a ski resort, but when we arrived there was no snow anymore in the village, only some parts of the mountains around us where still covered with snow. We did a hike on the Cougar Trail, which was definitely worth doing as we had a beautiful view of the lake and the mountains surrounding us. Unfortunately it was a pretty busy day, so I guess all the bears were scared away by all the people. But we saw a coyote, which was roaming around the streets close to the houses.
The village has some cute shops, restaurants and a delicious ice cream place as we figured out. All in all it is a nice place, where you can definitely spend a weekend, just enjoying the beautiful nature around you.