Backpacked almost all the way the the Holcomb Creek Campsite, but not from Big Bear. We forged through on the PCT from Lake Arrowhead @ Hook Creek Rd. A beautiful hike, not very demanding. A bit of up hill for the first 1/3. Then it flattens out for a bit and even gets some nice rolling hills w lots of shade. Even found a nice man made water spring to refill water bottles about 2/3 in. Camped about a mile out of Holcomb Camp for 3 days. Just beautiful and never saw a soul.