Bear Peak, CA / by Jon Norris

L to R: San Gorgonio Mountain, Jepson Peak, Charlton Peak and Anderson Peak from Bear Peak, Big Bear, CA  [Canon EOS R, ISO 100, 60 mm, f/7.1 at 1/640 sec]

L to R: San Gorgonio Mountain, Jepson Peak, Charlton Peak and Anderson Peak from Bear Peak, Big Bear, CA [Canon EOS R, ISO 100, 60 mm, f/7.1 at 1/640 sec]

February 2019 | Big Bear | San Diego

I was back in Big Bear for the third time in 2019 to try and ‘conquer’ Bear Peak (Sugarlump). Setting off early I snow showed the 1,700 feet of ascent up through the Bear Mountain ski resort (much to the incredulity of the skiers passing overhead on the ski lifts) to the summit of Sugarlump.

The view across to San Gorgonio Mountain, Jepson, Charlton and Anderson Peaks was stunning … and for once completely clear.