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Desert Way Jay
Sat Jun 30 2018, 07:10PM Email Thread Print View

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Have you been to Bluff Lake near Big Bear and wondered about its unique history? [Click Here]

Go tell it on the mountain.
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Mon Jul 02 2018, 09:47PM

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A little sad as the YMCA was there for over 50 years and not even mentioned in the story except for a photograph from 1800s They built the camp and developed the lake. If it was not for their passion for the property it woul not be there today.

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We love going to Bluff Lake and the Lodgepole Pine.... particularly when we have young children visiting. You can go out on an adventure that is very interesting for all ages and the children can handle it due to the short hike involved. We've parked at the place that has you going to the Lodgepole Pine first, then the lake.... and recently we parked at the opposite end of the lake than we usually see, and walked around the whole lake. You can see the very old cabins.... the public wasn't allowed to do the whole lake walk until a couple of years ago. We like to go in late spring/early summer the most so the lake is fairly full and the meadow by the Lodgepole is green. Fun to see tadpoles and polywogs in June last year... And we go in the morning.... there by 9 or 10 AM. Fun!
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Juliann wrote ...

the meadow by the Lodgepole is green.

You're right it is green and gorgeous.

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Mtngoat John⭐ wrote ...

Juliann wrote ...

the meadow by the Lodgepole is green.

You're right it is green and gorgeous.

I bet its all under water, the meadow will be big and green this spring

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I remember 2 winter YMCA-Indian Guides trips to Bluff Lake with my dad. I was probably in 3rd and 4th grade (1973).

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Jul 15 : 06:35pm
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Jul 15 : 06:08pm
Thanks Benny. Sounds like I will be getting same plan as your mom Except I have Allstate vs Farmers for theft. I checked Travelers and Farmers and recently AAA and best rate for me is w Allstate

Cap'n Crunch
Jul 15 : 05:29pm
Thanks QuietOne. The notice doesn't have a location map, but says the work is near RS at mile post 37 and 39 wherever that is.

Just Thinkin'
Jul 15 : 05:10pm
Thank You QuietOne, for ADVANCE notice about the upcoming full closure of Hwy 330! CalTrans rarely provides such a long-range heads-up.

Benny ⭐
Jul 15 : 04:58pm
I know my mom has CFP(California Fair Plan) for the fire portion of insurance for her cabin, then Farmers for theft. But it sounds like there's a difference if your on a dirt rd., vs not. I think Traveler's is still covering up here, I know people who do still have them. It's pretty confusing.

Jul 15 : 04:10pm
thanks, i get caltrans alerts but got NOTHING about this
Appreciate your heads up:)

Jul 15 : 03:35pm
I talked with a AAA agent and they off policy through American Securities for $2278 vs my old Foremost policy of $850. I have found much cheaper plans through the use of the Fair Plan coupled with a standard insurance company such as Allstate.

Jul 15 : 03:15pm
FYI, according to Press Release from CalTrans, Hwy 330 will be fully closed from Sept. 9 through Sept. 23 for rock fall barrier construction. [Click Here]

Jul 15 : 03:15pm
EvaJ did your parents great a straight policy with AAA or did they also require a Fair plan policy?

Jul 15 : 03:04pm
We had them for ten years

Jul 15 : 03:03pm
Foremost is subsidiary of Farmers.

Jul 15 : 02:47pm
gah, popped = papa

Jul 15 : 02:45pm
Is that popped that just brought the fish to Simba? Asking because again Simba is being aggressive and saying MINE!

Jul 15 : 02:43pm
Also, my Mom says Foremost is owned by AAA and the person that wrote their new policy was surprised Foremost was declining coverage up here.

Jul 15 : 02:26pm
I remember there was some previous discussion about insurance in Big Bear. My parents got a non-renewal notice for their place today from a company named "Foremost". They were able to get a policy with AAA. They said it's more expensive ($1061 versus $1995) but they were happy to find it.

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