Printed on Waterproof, rip-proof plastic. Map size: 14" x 21"
Side 1 shows Franko’s Map of BIG BEAR! This topographical trail guide, with beautiful mountainous shaded relief, is designed for mountain bikers, hikers, equestrians, campers, off-roaders, fishermen, visitors and anyone else who loves Big Bear Lake and the surrounding area. Big Bear Lake appears as a blue streak of descending hues of cold blue across the mountainous shaded relief and topo lines that surround Big Bear Valley. The popular ski area of Snow Summit and it’s trail system rises above the city of Big Bear Lake on the South side of the lake. Forest Service Roads with familiar numbers like 2N10, 2N17 and 2N08 wind through the forest and connect to Big Bear’s popular singletrack, such as 1E03, the Pineknot Trail, and 1W16, the Champion Lodgepole Pine trail. To the North of Big Bear Lake is the Big Bear Discovery Center, Fawnskin, and trails such as the Cougar Crest Trail (1E21), 3N09, 3N16 and others that make their way up the ridges and through the great Holcomb Valley, and along the Holcomb Creek, where an observer might even see a beaver or a bear. However, the tremendous and devastation wildfires of 2003 have significantly changed the landscape and the Holcomb Creek. To the West sits Green Valley Lake and the Green Valley Campground and trailhead to the 2N13 Forest Service Road, also know as Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. This is where Franko zigged when he should have zagged! There are abundant summits all around the lake to get yourself up to, including Snow Summit, Clark’s Summit, Gray’s Peak (where you might see a bald eagle), Butler Peak, Bertha Peak, and Sugarlump (above Moonridge). Camping, group camps, ski resorts, Big Bear Lake facts and Franko’s wildlife art are shown too. Look closely for the little skunk nailing the coyote in the face. I like this picture so much that I have it on several maps. This is what the biologists call Interpretive data.
Side 2 shows Franko’s Map of Greater Big Bear Area, from the San Gorgonio Wilderness above the Barton Flats Boy Scout camps on the South, to the Northern drop-off into the high desert, to Baldwin Lake and Big Bear City on the East, to Lake Arrowhead on the West. Off-road enthusiast could follow these trails for hundred of miles. The major roads to the areas are also shown to make getting there easy. Dozens and dozens of Forest Service Roads are shown, along with camp sites, towns, and sites all along the way. The greater Big Bear area is really great! The boundary of this map was decided with the help of the late, great Mr. Jim Bollingmo, of Alpine Sporting Goods fame at Big Bear Lake. His was a former enduro motorcycling world champ. This map, it turns out, is good for the offroaders on motorized vehicles too. Jim’s spirit resides in this map, so to speak.