Beautiful Pictures In The San Bernardino Mountains

The San Bernardino Mountains is a place of beauty and tranquility. Surrounded by urban areas in the population dense Southern California, the San Bernardino Mountains is a location where people can retreat from the hub-bub. Many families opt to move to the mountains because this is a good place to raise kids, but single people often move to the mountains just to have more peace and quiet. The San Bernardino Mountains are about an hour drive from major cities in the San Bernardino Valley, so the commute is not that far if you want to move up there. Also, pedestrians can use MARTA dial a ride to get up and down the mountain at an affordable cost. If you just want to visit the San Bernardino Mountains for the week or the day, there are many accommodations and activities to choose from year around. If you are driving to the San Bernardino Mountains it is eighty miles east of the Los Angeles region, and you can use Google Maps to plan out your route. Pedestrians can also use Googe Maps to plan out their route using public transportation systems such as Metrolink, Omnitrans, and MARTA.

The glistening moon high in the sky of the San Bernardino Mountains.
The glistening moon high in the sky of the San Bernardino Mountains.
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So do you love visiting the San Bernardino Mountains? I grew up there and I always enjoy going back so I can take more beautiful pictures. On my computer, I have a screensaver that displays pictures from the mountains, which is a way to always see the vistas of my youth. Some people will never be able to experience the exquisite beauty of this region, so this picture hub will let you see what it looks like here. If you are planning a trip to the San Bernardino Mountains, then this picture hub will give you an idea of what the geography looks like. So how do you get to the San Bernardino Mountains anyway? The San Bernardino Mountains are eighty miles east of Los Angeles, and you can use.

There is something very appealing about filming the moon over the fence.
There is something very appealing about filming the moon over the fence.

Photographing the moon over the fence was quite appealing to me.  It made me feel like there was a barrier between me and the moon, although this is only an illusion created by the photograph.

I especially love this picture with the moon directly above the cedar tree.
I especially love this picture with the moon directly above the cedar tree.
The moon high in the sky of the San Bernardino Mountains.
The moon high in the sky of the San Bernardino Mountains.
Another picture of the moon high in the sky.
Another picture of the moon high in the sky.
The moon high in the San Bernardino Mountains.
The moon high in the San Bernardino Mountains.
The moon looks extraordinary as seen through the branches of the trees high up in the San Bernardino Mountains.
The moon looks extraordinary as seen through the branches of the trees high up in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Shiny orb of the moon high in the sky.
Shiny orb of the moon high in the sky.
Vivid sunset in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Vivid sunset in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Shiny moon in the sky.
Shiny moon in the sky.
Branches of the trees and the moon.
Branches of the trees and the moon.
The moon and the sunset.
The moon and the sunset.
The moon is intriguing in this photograph.
The moon is intriguing in this photograph.
The shining moon next to tree branches.
The shining moon next to tree branches.
Shiny little moon with tree branches.
Shiny little moon with tree branches.
The tree and the moonlight.
The tree and the moonlight.
A magical moon in the San Bernardino Mountains.
A magical moon in the San Bernardino Mountains.

Local Trips That Are Affordable

Traveling to the San Bernardino Mountains is an affordable local trip for Southern California residents.  Also, if you live in another part of the US or another country, traveling to Lake Arrowhead is actually cheaper than it has been in along time.  I have seen many good deals in hotels with the faltering economy.  This area has longed depended on tourism being a resort community, so you can find many good deals year around.

A view of the San Bernardino Mountains as seen from Loma Linda, California.
A view of the San Bernardino Mountains as seen from Loma Linda, California.
Another picture of the San Bernardino Mountains taken in Loma Linda.
Another picture of the San Bernardino Mountains taken in Loma Linda.
A picture taken driving down the Rim of the World Highway, which traverses from Lake Arrowhead to San Bernardino.
A picture taken driving down the Rim of the World Highway, which traverses from Lake Arrowhead to San Bernardino.
A vibrant sunset in the San Bernardino Mountains.
A vibrant sunset in the San Bernardino Mountains.
The San Bernardino Mountains are known for the beautiful photographic opportunities.
The San Bernardino Mountains are known for the beautiful photographic opportunities.
Here is a picture on a winter's day up in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Here is a picture on a winter's day up in the San Bernardino Mountains.

Taking Pictures Up In The San Bernardino Mountains

Do not forget to bring your camera when you go up the San Bernardino Mountains so you can take pictures of all of the beautiful scenery.  If you are not able to travel to Lake Arrowhead then this picture essay will at least let your travel via the Internet.  One of the reasons I love photo essays is because these enable me to explore parts of the world I may never be able to see in person.  I love reading books about various locations around the world, but Hubpage photo essays and blogs allow me to see these places first hand through the eyes of a person that lives there.  A book may not always have such fresh and update information.

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alekhouse 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

I love mountains. It must be really peaceful and beautiful in the San Bernadinos. Nice pictures.


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

Fabulous pics! Thank you, Sweetie Pie!


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lisawebber 5 years ago

Breathtaking place.. Definitely one of the best for stargazing and picture taking for family and friends. Haven't been there but I've heard some nice stories about the place. Great work with showcasing it!

Hugs,

Lisa


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

alekhouse,

I am enjoying creating this photography hubs and showcasing the beauty of the San Bernardino Mountains. I love the unique beauty of each mountain range I have ever been too, and photographing each one is a true type of art.

Paradise,

I appreciate your comments. Thanks for commenting!

lisawebber,

Yes, I love how when you are up high in the mountains you can see the stars so much more clearly than when in the valley.


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

I love the photo with the moon seen through the tree branches! I love photographing trees too. That is a great shot you took!

I do have a question, is there a place there where you can see a train come out a mountain tunnel and it goes along the side and back in another tunnel through the mountain? It was night time, and it was far in the distance, but I could of sworn it was a train! The moon was full and bright that night too, so the moon & stars lit up the valley and it was just beautiful. I'm just wondering if it was a train or if it was traffic just far away not to hear it but see the light?

OH, I wanted to tell you as well, if you've heard of it, it's a great d/l to places. Google earth? I LOVE it! A FB friend of mine moved in Malaysia and oh my, I had no idea how far away it really is from where I am until I looked at it in google earth. If you've not seen it, it's a free download, and AMAZING if you want to see places close up, most bigger cities even have little icons for food places/shopping etc. It's really neat!


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Katharella,

If you drive up the Cajon Pass here in Southern California there is an amazing spot where you can see a train come out of the mountain. The trains also run close to the Box Springs Mountains in Riverside, and you can hear the train in lots of spots running through the city.


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mdlawyer 5 years ago

Gorgeous! Beautiful scenes, Sweetie.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing them with us.


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mannyrolando 5 years ago

The San Bernardino Mountains sound like an awesome place to visit, I love mountains and I love taking pictures everywhere that I go.... it sounds like I would really enjoy myself there. Great hub and pictures!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

Thanks Sweetie, that must have been where I was at! ::whew:: good to know it was real! :)


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Mdlawyer,

Glad you enjoyed the pictures.

Koffee Klatch Gals,

I appreciate your comments about my pictures from the San Bernardino Mountains.

MannyRolando,

I think you would enjoy spending time up in the San Bernardino Mountains, it is a very beautiful place.

Katharella,

Yes, it looks like something out of a movie. I was so amazed when I first saw the train coming out of the mountain up on the Cajon Pass. Actually, they have used that area to film a lot of movies, so that is probably why.


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

I'm sure it would have been much cooler if I wasn't sitting on the side of the hill throwing up. lol. I remember it though. And shiny black shoes that... well, didn't stay shiny! :P


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

I wish I had done more sight seeing when I went to Hawaii last time. Oh well, things happen :)


dreamreachout 5 years ago

Awesome hub on a beautiful location!! Natural beauty has no substitute!! Thanx for the wonderful hub!! Cheers!!


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Dreamreachout,

Glad you enjoyed it!


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moonlake 5 years ago from America

Love the San Bernardino Mountains use to live in Colton not far from the mountains. When I was a kid and the mountain burned the ash use to come down on us.

We use to hang out in Lake Arrowhead also. Enjoyed your pictures.


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Moonlake,

It is nice to hear from people that live all around the country who are familiar with the Lake Arrowhead region. Thanks for commenting!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Wow... this was so beautiful. I can felt how this mountain so calm spread the beauty to the world. Well done, my friend. You have done a great job. Rated up. Cheers..

Love and peace,


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thank you prasetio!

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