December In The San Bernardino Mountains
The Christmas holiday takes place in late December, which is a time of year when I always visit the San Bernardino Mountains. I grew up in this mountain range, and I like to visit every few months. Here are some photographs I took during my recent trip to the woodland region, which is surrounded by deserts and inland coastal valleys.
This video features one of the beautiful sunsets that can be seen up in the San Bernardino Mountains.
In the video above I went for a short walk in the forest. If you have never been up to the San Bernardino Mountains, this will give you an idea about what this region looks like.
Above is a video showing what the Pinnacles look in the afternoon. In late December the backside of the mountains are very sunny up until around three-thirty or so, which is quite deceiving since the sun sets about an hour after that. It makes you feel like it is a summer day, and with climate change there has been less snow in Southern California. People love to argue there is no climate change, but since I have witnessed my mountain go from a verdant forest to much more sparse after the bark beetle infestation and fires of the last few years, I do tend to agree with scientists who point out there is climate change. That is my take on it, and I am over ever wanting to argue with people about it. Years ago some guy just had to insist there was no climate change, and it feels good to realize I do not have to worry about those comments anymore.
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