Driving east and to higher elevations on California Route 18 towards Big Bear Lake we rose above the clouds and into the sun shining through.
Driving up to Big Bear Lake California for a holiday stay there are many great vistas moving through the mountain valleys. From the higher elevations the clouds and views become more and more interesting. Getting up early and avoiding the crowds and traffic along the winding switchbacks allowed for a more mellow and scenic drive. Seeing and feeling weather from high in the mountains only a couple of hours from Los Angeles is always strange yet welcomed.