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    Santiago Peak (with a side or two of complaints)

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    Sad to see the road being improved again, even sadder is the entire area is on fire.
    Your footage shows just how thick the brush has built up.
    Ive been going up there since the 70’s and seen it burn many times, it’s always awful.
    You should ride more Cajon Pass area, San Berdoo is much more OHV friendly than Cleveland NF.
    Its further but much better riding with single track and lots of historic sites. You can ride dirt from the Cajon thru arrowhead thru Big Bear out to Pioneer town if you have the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willys714 View Post
    Sad to see the road being improved again, even sadder is the entire area is on fire.
    Your footage shows just how thick the brush has built up.
    Ive been going up there since the 70’s and seen it burn many times, it’s always awful.
    You should ride more Cajon Pass area, San Berdoo is much more OHV friendly than Cleveland NF.
    Its further but much better riding with single track and lots of historic sites. You can ride dirt from the Cajon thru arrowhead thru Big Bear out to Pioneer town if you have the time.
    I have no other choice now but to venture out to Berdoo! My 3 main fire roads are probably going to be closed for quite some time due to the fire. Looks like it's time to buy a GPS device and/or find someone to show me around up there. It sounds like an awesome ride!
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    We will be lucky if they ever open the Main Divide again. A few years ago a jeep full of kids went over the side at the switchbacks coming down from the peak, all dead and parents blaming road conditions, lots of pressure to close. After seeing your video it looks like they could now easily pave the road (and keep it closed)

    I read that you have been to the SBNF and had fun but you might really like the riding on the NORTH side of any Lake up there. On the North side of Big Bear Lake enter thru Fawnskin. On the North of Arrowhead is a lot of singletrack going out into BLM land.There are fire lookouts, some really tuff trails,Indian arch sights, mines, a grave, old buildings ,trucks, tractors,crashed plane, and a really dramatic overview of the Dez all waiting to be discovered.
    I’ll give you the desert view (Arctic Cyn @ the west end of the John Bull) the rest you go find, have fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willys714 View Post
    We will be lucky if they ever open the Main Divide again. A few years ago a jeep full of kids went over the side at the switchbacks coming down from the peak, all dead and parents blaming road conditions, lots of pressure to close. After seeing your video it looks like they could now easily pave the road (and keep it closed)

    I read that you have been to the SBNF and had fun but you might really like the riding on the NORTH side of any Lake up there. On the North side of Big Bear Lake enter thru Fawnskin. On the North of Arrowhead is a lot of singletrack going out into BLM land.There are fire lookouts, some really tuff trails,Indian arch sights, mines, a grave, old buildings ,trucks, tractors,crashed plane, and a really dramatic overview of the Dez all waiting to be discovered.
    I’ll give you the desert view (Arctic Cyn @ the west end of the John Bull) the rest you go find, have fun
    Great info! Thanks! I need to become more familiarized with the Big Bear & Arrowhead area. These landmarks sound like the perfect opportunity to accomplish just that.
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    You need to get a current map with all the current trail #'s. The Rangers are OHV friendly and have the maps.
    The SBNF has a very active OHV volunteer program.
    If you show any interest, they will let you stage out of their North Shore Ranger Station (Arrowhead behind the Hospital).
    If you show up regular and wanna work, they will let you stage, eat, sleep, shower, use their Quads, Bikes, gas, USE CHAINSAWS, roll boulders, cut trail, recover cars, look for bodies and do all kinds of things that would normally get you arrested..volunteer
    Can't say enough good things about the SBNF and their OHV program. They have worked hard to keep the access open but it hasn't been easy.
    Ever wonder why they put a concrete bridge on a black diamond trail at Dishpan/ Deep Creek?
    Did you notice Redonda Ridge is easy on the west/ Green valley Lake side and gets sketchy towards Big Pine, we are lucky to have that route today.

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