Who said we only have great beaches in California? Drive two hours northeast from Los Angeles and you will be in the middle of an alpine’s paradise. If you like winter sports, Big Bear Lake is definitely your place. I was seriously so impressed by the beauty of this little village, it reminded me the kind of landscapes you would see in Austria – I guess that’s why Big Bear Lake’s sister city is Abtenau, located in that country.
We stopped at this amazing lake on our way home after spending all day in the desert (know more about the adventure here and here), so it felt really good to drive through the mountains and get a breath of fresh and cold air. That stop wasn’t in our plans initially, so you can see in the pictures that our outfits were not too appropriate for that environment. It was freezing cold, and Dan was wearing shorts – enough said.
We were lucky to get there right before sunset time, so the light couldn’t have been any better. There was a decent amount of people hanging out on the lake waiting for the sun to go down, kids throwing rocks into the water or feeding the ducks, and families fishing together. It was wonderful to see people connect with nature that way, I felt genuinely happy to be there photographing the whole scene.
I’ll be posting more pictures of the sunset at this beautiful place this week, so stay tuned!