21 July 2014

Lake Arrowhead & Pinnacle Trailhead

Our one year anniversary kind of snuck up on us. I'm not entirely sure how this year flew by as fast as it did -- it honestly feels like our wedding day was just yesterday.  We haven't been able to have dog free time together since after our honeymoon and we wanted to go on a fun, relaxing trip for the weekend.  After mulling it over for too long (and after all of the Temecula hotels were booked due to a wine festival) Nic found Lake Arrowhead Resort and we embarked on a wonderful little trip!

While Southern California is nice, we truly miss the trees, and grass, and just everything with life.  It's a desert here and it's gotten old. We had a lake facing room at the resort and it was so wonderful to wake up Saturday morning, drink some coffee and read while listening to the birds and smelling the trees.

We decided to venture into the San Bernardino and go for hikes.  Our original plan was to try and find an unmarked hike we read about online -- it led to a spring and sounded awesome -- but even after putting the coordinates into our GPS the landmarks just weren't there.  After our second trip down a terribly windy road that had me strongly considering getting out of the car and walking the rest of the way back, we decided to go on the Pinnacle's Trailhead.

Our first attempt started at 4 pm and all we knew was it was a difficult hike and an experienced hiker had gone missing doing it and never was found (see little paper taped under the sign).  Other than that we just new to put on sunscreen and bring a lot of water. It started out wonderfully.  It was nice to get out into the wild and have a break from everyday. We got to the first peak, and were really confused on why the trail was pointing outward, but we continued on to the next peak.  At this point it was already 5:30 and the sun was setting early and there was no end in sight (we were utterly confused and honestly frustrated).  We trudged back to the car because neither of us wanted to get caught out there after sunset and decided we'd try another hike in the morning.


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