Off Holcomb Valley Road, Big Bear Lake, California Today I met a woman named Sierra in person, who has been a professional contact in Big Bear Lake, California for about 4 years, but only over the internet. We had a good chat over coffee and lunch, and she recommended that I check out Holcomb Valley Road. It's a dirt road. That's awesome to begin with. Then, there's this old mine, and I like how the newer road and town and mountains can all be seen. I haven't been this interested in an overall scene in a while, even if the photo isn't the most patently beautiful. I guess it would be better if the field in the top right section of the photo was still a marsh, but I think that whether or not I get a good photo is not really an important effect of the ongoing drought in Southern California compared to what those living here are dealing with.