On our second day of Big Bear, we took on a challenge and got an awesome workout. We decided to go mountain biking at Snow Summit. But instead of taking the lift up to the summit, we rode to the top ourselves. The base elevation is at 7,000 feet, and the summit elevation is at 8,200 feet. With a lift, it would only take 15 minutes to the top, but riding our bikes to the top took us an hour with water breaks. We were the only ones who “cheated” the system and didn’t pay for a day pass. But we rode up top fair and square without a lift, so there was no need for us to buy a pass after all.
Once up top the summit, we biked on a few trails. Grandview Trail was one of them, an easier trail with some uphill climbs and great views. At the end of the trail, we enjoyed the scenery at Grand View Point. This was a resting point for us as we took shade, rehydrated, and took pictures.
After this we hit the trails and biked some more, connecting onto other trails, riding until dinnertime. It was a thrill and we had an awesome time. When we rode back down the same way we came up, it was just as much of a workout riding over loose rocks. And just like runner’s high, we ended the day with “mountain-biking-high”. This was definitely the highlight of our trip.