Well, I'm up at Big Bear (Fawnskin side) and am disapointed
. There's some awesome fire roads that are a blast to motor around on in the forest....but it's for street legal only. There's entry points all over Fawnskin that go back for miles into the mountains. I went and talked to one of the rangers and was told you have to trailer any green stickered vehicle 13 miles to where the OHV trails are. So we loaded up the Rhino and took the fire roads towards Pine Flats.....I lasted about 3 miles on that road before pulling over and unloading the Rhino. The road is terrible and my truck and trailer were taking a beating.
So we started heading the rest of the miles in the Rhino, crossing my fingers that a ranger wasn't going to see us. As we got closer to the area where green stickers are allowed to ride, the forest is gone
....all burned out. The road was terrible...I don't see how they think a truck and trailer can get back there. I would have taken HOURS to get there and back. When we finally arrived in the area, the signage was so confusing we just gave up. You'd see signs showing the trail was legal for OHV's and then 15' further a big sign saying OHV are not allowed on the trail
We ended up turning back around and headed back to the truck....the fire roads are awesome to ride through
with the forest all around, but always wondering if a ranger was going to be around the corner ruined the fun. There are miles of these roads branching off in all directions, but we just headed back to the truck.
Why they don't open these fire roads to green stickered vehicles amazes me....
I did talk to a local who told us that the Rangers are done at around 4pm every day and it's safe to run around out there after 4pm.
If only we could get CA plates.......what a blast that would be. I'd come up here once a month. As it is now.....I wont come back. If you have a street legal OHV like an XR400 or something similar....you'll have a blast up here. I have a great cabin I can recommend.
I'll post pics when I get back.....