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This Operation Overland event will happen on Friday Evening/Night & Saturday morning/afternoon. On Friday, we will start the evening’s activities at Maggios Pizza at 6 pm.
You can either make this a Saturday day trip, or you can come up to Big Bear for an overnight stay. If you choose to stay overnight, there are many hotels/motels, RV parks, and campgrounds.
6 pm to 7 pm
We will be having a social gathering at Big Bear Lake’s Market Maggios Pizza located at 42160 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315.
We will have an Operation Overland table set up between 6 pm to 7 pm for all those planning to be with us on Friday evening in Big Bear. Please let us know if you expect to be there.
Here is a link for more information about Maggio’s via Yelp:
Saturday, June 26th 9:30 am to about 3:00 pm. We are running the 3N16 trail. We meet at the BIG BEAR DISCOVERY CENTER parking lot at 9:00 am to run our vehicles through Holcomb Valley. This trail is rated as easy, with a few sections that are rated at moderate.
Our group will be running trails starting with a section of 3N16, which is 15 miles in length; This trail will be our main access trail as we make our way from East to West on the Northside of Big Bear Lake. The 3N16 an “easy” rated route. Along the path of the 3N16, we will pass through the Holcomb Valley campgrounds and make a stop at the Van Dusen Cabin before we get to what we refer to as the “moderate” section of trails.
Moderate Loop: this section is about 3 miles in length and consists of three trails, Arctic Canyon, Lithuanian, and Harvey Mine trails. This route will take our Vehicles right in between medium-sized pine tree groves where we will stop for lunch. There will be one (1) obstacle on the Harvey Mine trail for those who want to give it a go, but there is a bypass around the obstacle that is 100% stock capable for those of you that do not.
Next up Holcomb Creek Road or the 3N08. This trail is rated at “moderate,” with one (1) more difficult obstacle that everyone has to negotiate while traversing this trail. All of which are stock capable. We will travel through an area that has been scorched by wildfire from years past.
3N14; This final section of the trail is rated “easy” and will take us back into the town of Fawnskin.
Suppose there is any Saturday evening trail run. In that case, we will be announcing Saturday’s trail and which local establishment we will be hanging out in the early evening.
With all of our lights beaming into the dark forest, we will shine collectively into the night as we look down onto the Big Bear area from high atop Big Bear Mountain. It will be an easy trail, and you are not required to have off-road lights, just working headlights and tail lights. This trail has a rating of 2-3.
Our trail decisions are subject to last-minute changes. Should a trail change need to occur, we will do our very best to seek out a new trail with a similar level of difficulty. If we must adjust our trail preference for reasons not within our control, we will notify all involved as soon as possible.
Our organizations’ minimum standards are always expected:
A 4WD vehicle in good working order
A hearty attitude with mutual respect given to fellow trail goers
A GMRS and/or HAM radio for trail communications
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