Volunteers and volunteering make the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation an organization with a big heart. In September, members of the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation volunteered to run “Advance Base Camp,” an aid station for the Endure the Bear trail run. From about 6:00 in the morning until nearly 6:00 at night, volunteers tracked, supplied nourishment to, and cheered on runners tackling 15k, 30k, and 50k across the north facing slope of the San Bernardino Mountains above Big Bear Lake. A heartfelt and enthusiastic thank you goes out to Paul Senft, Susan Piestrup, Lynn and Carla Segrest, Cassie and Rich Benson, Norm Cox, Dottie Saville, Driz, Dawn, and Aaron, Cook for their much appreciated work. A special thanks goes to Miss Maddie Cook who filled all with smiles that, by sharing birthday high-fives and pine tree pom pom cheers with everyone who passed. – Siri