Walking Around The San Bernardino Mountains

During the early morning hours I gazed out the window up in the San Beranrdino Mountains, and I notice it is the perfect time to spot intriguing shadows made by the trees, mountains, and canyons. This is my favorite part of the day, just before everyone gets up. There is nothing more alluring than the San Bernardino Mountains at sunrise. There are many early mornings when I look out the window, and see the shadow play created by the boulders on the Pinnacles. Truly, this is an amazing sight, and I feel rejuvenated every time I am able to experience it. One morning in late November I went outside to take a nature walk and capture moments in time. In one picture I enjoyed how the light shining on old wooden power pole blended in with the golden hues of the leaves on the oak trees in late autumn. This makes a nice contrast with the verdant pine tree on the left-hand side of the photograph.

Looking out the window at The Pinnacles.
Looking out the window at The Pinnacles. | Source
Light shining on a power pole in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Light shining on a power pole in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source

As I walk along in the San Bernardino Mountains, I am delighted as the vistas that can be seen from the backside of my mountain. The view of Mount Baldy is quite spectacular, and worth seeing each morning as I stroll up the mountain roads.

A dazzling view of Mount Baldy, as seen from the backside of the San Bernardino Mountains.
A dazzling view of Mount Baldy, as seen from the backside of the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source

As I walk up street, I enjoy looking down the hillside to view the patches of snow that have not melted after the recent snowstorm in late November. These trees have served as inspiration for many of my sketches over the years.

Gazing down a hillside with patches of snow.
Gazing down a hillside with patches of snow. | Source

I especially like this picture from the early morning when the moon was visible in the bright blue sky. It looks quite impressive when viewed with the golden leaves on the oak trees.

Moon visible in the sky on an early morning walk in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Moon visible in the sky on an early morning walk in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source

Walking around the mountain roads can be quite a different experience from the hub bub one experiences in the city. When you cross the street in San Bernardino, California you have to wait for the traffic light, but up in the San Bernardino Mountains there are no lights or sidewalks.

As a child I learned to walk on the side of the road to prevent being hit, but often you can walk for twenty minutes or so without seeing any vehicles, as I did the morning I took this photo. I love the green and golden colors that come into play this late autumn afternoon during my walk. The hardy manzanita bush can be seen in the bottom right hand corner of the photograph.


Afternoon walk with snow melting on the side of the road.
Afternoon walk with snow melting on the side of the road. | Source

Moonlit walks and hikes are always a delight, and I especially love to take pictures of this luminous satellite.

The moon above the trees and fence.
The moon above the trees and fence. | Source

Taking walks and photographing the moon can be quite meditative.  As I have said before, who needs to take a yoga class when you can go for a nature walk, but I still would like to learn a bit more yoga!

There is something special about photographing the moon when its at its zenith in the sky.
There is something special about photographing the moon when its at its zenith in the sky. | Source
I even enjoyed photographing the patches of snow near the fence.
I even enjoyed photographing the patches of snow near the fence. | Source
Also, I like how the trees are peeking over the fence in this photograph.
Also, I like how the trees are peeking over the fence in this photograph. | Source
Moon peaking through the branches of trees.
Moon peaking through the branches of trees. | Source

Talking a walk at sunset is the perfect opportunity for capturing amazing pictures in the San Bernardino Mountains.

Vibrant orange colors in the night sky.
Vibrant orange colors in the night sky. | Source
Blue and pinkish colors in the sky at sunset.
Blue and pinkish colors in the sky at sunset. | Source
Shadows caste by the oak tree and mountains at sunset.
Shadows caste by the oak tree and mountains at sunset. | Source
The beautiful silhouettes of a sunset in the San Bernardino Mountains.
The beautiful silhouettes of a sunset in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source

Purchasing a digital camera that can record video and take pictures is a necessity for anyone who likes to take nature walks.  Here you can enjoy a few of the nature videos I have taken during my visits to the San Bernardino Mountains.

As you may have noticed, I especially love to create videos of the stunning sunsets up in the San Bernardino Mountains.

Here are some videos I made of the view of the Pinnacles, which are boulder laden hills on the backside of the San Bernardino Mountains.

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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Hi SweetiePie,

Thank you so much for sharing this one, I really enjoyed it.

Armchair travelling is one of my favourite pastimes so this was a treat for me.

I tick all the boxes on this one.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Hi Eiddwen,

I also love to look at pictures hubs and travel that way. If I ever win the lottery I definitely want to go to Tahiti and Australia.


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Alejendro 5 years ago from Aizawl

It's a beautiful place.. indeed.. :-)


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ubalildon 5 years ago

what an interesting hub... keep it up


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Alejandro,

Thank you!

Ubalildon,

Appreciate your comments!


Jeff_McRitchie 5 years ago

I really like this Hub. The pictures are terrific. Nice work!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

You have some great photos... kind of funny because it felt like I was looking out my backyard. Granted, I don't live up in the mountains - so I don't have the snow - but I do have them all around my house. The sight is just beautiful in southern California. On the other hand, maybe we will see some snow on Saturday - they are forcasting it! :)


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fotocourses 5 years ago from Hampshire, England

A very interesting hub with great pictures


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crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

This hub is great. Keep it up


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Appreciate all the nice comments about my pictures of the San Bernardino Mountains. Thanks everyone.


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toknowinfo 5 years ago

You captured the beauty of nature in your pictures. I liked that the photos were taken at different times of the day. I love the San Bernadino Mountains. Thanks for sharing. Rated up and beautiful.


Wooded 5 years ago

Wow, what beautiful photos. I really enjoyed them. Thanks for sharing.


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PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

Thanks,

That really refreshed my spirit, because there is nothing more beautiful than nature, and the animals that dwell within it.

I appreciate you sharing this beautiful Hub with us.

Thanks again

Bobbi


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Appreciate all the nice comments Toknowinfo, Wooded, and PurvisBobbi44!


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California

Again, beautiful SweetiePie, the stills and videos. Hey I just did something neat, I ran two videos simultaneously and it was.... well, neat.


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Hi Fastfreta,

I also run two videos at the same time, and iti s quite fun.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

SweetiePie, absolutely beautiful pictures. The videos were great. Voted up and beautiful.


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Appreciate your comments KoffeeKlatch Gals!


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glowingrocks 5 years ago from New York

Great photos.Looks like a very nice area with some wilderness still surviving.


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

I appreciate your comments glowingrocks.


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Aya Katz 2 years ago from The Ozarks

This is a beautiful guided tour of the San Bernardino Mountains! I enjoyed both the words and the sights. Though there were many pictures that I liked, the one of the winding mountain road was my favorite.


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SweetiePie 2 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

I really like the photograph with the winding road, also. Believe it or not, that is how most of the roads are up in the San Bernardino Mountains, and most tend to wind more than that. I did put this photograph in a calendar I tried to sell on Zazzle, but no one purchased it. I have better luck with shirts and cards.


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Aya Katz 2 years ago from The Ozarks

I am working on a calendar project for Bow next year, but I hope to get some advanced sales on it. It is tough designing a calendar and not getting sales.


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SweetiePie 2 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Well in my experience the calendar I designed on Zazzle did not do very well because calendars on that site tend to be overpriced, and when people can buy a similar calendar of landscapes for a dollar at the local dollar store, it is a bit difficult to persuade people to pay twenty dollars on Zazzle.

I think your calendar of Bow will do better because he has a following, and many people are interesting in chimpanzees. If I were you, I would advise making the calendars somewhere besides Zazzle, such as a local printing company. I know in town we have one that has better deals when it comes to making prints and calendars than many of the print on demand sites.


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Aya Katz 2 years ago from The Ozarks

Yes, I plan to see if I can get a better deal with a local printer and a local retailer guaranteeing a certain number of orders so as to lower printing costs.

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