Lake Arrowhead Photos

Lake Arrowhead is a resort community that is located at an elevation of five-thousand feet above sea level in the truly picturesque San Bernardino Mountains. Many people come to Lake Arrowhead to see the lake, but I also encourage people to go on nature walks and hikes, so they can take pictures of the beautiful scenery. As a child growing up in the San Bernardino Mountains I often took for granted I was surrounded by nature as a playground, but as an adult visiting my hometown, I always have to marvel at this. Going on a trip to the mountains is a great respite from the chaos and pollution of the city, and taking pictures is quite a soothing hobby. I highly recommend spending time up here in the San Bernardino Mountains so you can see the beauty of the Lake Arrowhead vicinity for yourself.

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Use Google Maps to plan your trip to Lake Arrowhead.

The Dead Pine Tree Is Still Beautiful

Below I made a video of a dead pine tree, which is still quite beautiful to gaze at.

Nature Photography In Lake Arrowhead

Looking down on Hesperia before the major snow storm.  There was only a tiny bit of snow here.
Looking down on Hesperia before the major snowstorm. There was only a tiny bit of snow here.

Visiting Lake Arrowhead in the winter and early spring gives you the opportunity to see snow. I highly recommend planning a vacation around this time of year, so you can take some lovely pictures of the landscape.

Lake Arrowhead Covered In Snow

Clouds over the Victorvalley.
Clouds over the Victorvalley.
Snow clouds parting over Hesperia.
Snow clouds parting over Hesperia.
Looking down on Hesperia, which is part of the Victorvalley.
Looking down on Hesperia, which is part of the Victorvalley.
Snow on the trees up here in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Snow on the trees up here in the San Bernardino Mountains.
The sun creates an interesting effect with lightly streaming through the clouds after a snow storm.
The sun creates an interesting effect with lightly streaming through the clouds after a snow storm.
The beauty of tree branches and snow.
The beauty of tree branches and snow.
Snow and clouds make me think of a winter wonderland.
Snow and clouds make me think of a winter wonderland.
Looking down the hillside with snow.
Looking down the hillside with snow.
Glancing over at a mountain covered in snow.
Glancing over at a mountain covered in snow.
Interesting formations created by the snow draped branches of the oak trees.
Interesting formations created by the snow draped branches of the oak trees.
Looking out at snow trees, which are basically just trees covered with the white frozen stuff.
Looking out at snow trees, which are basically just trees covered with the white frozen stuff.
The snowy swing.
The snowy swing.
Looking up at the early spring sky.  Yes, it does snow in the early spring up in Lake Arrowhead.
Looking up at the early spring sky. Yes, it does snow in the early spring up in Lake Arrowhead.

Walking and hiking in the snow can be quite fun, and those who enjoy the frigid weather my even enjoy playing on a swing laden with snow. Sorry, but I will not be swinging on a snowy swing.

Looking down on the mountain.
Looking down on the mountain.
The parting between the oak trees.
The parting between the oak trees.
Snow days are often fun when you get the day off of school.
Snow days are often fun when you get the day off of school.
The stormy sky with more snow on the way.
The stormy sky with more snow on the way.

I love to photograph the mountains and the trees after a snow storm, but the sky can also be an interesting subject.

Branches and clouds in the sky.
Branches and clouds in the sky.
Snow on the roof.
Snow on the roof.
Snow on the mountains.
Snow on the mountains.
The white frozen stuff covers the trees.
The white frozen stuff covers the trees.
Looking down towards Hesperia on a snowy day.
Looking down towards Hesperia on a snowy day.
Snow and clouds in the sky.
Snow and clouds in the sky.
The view of Hesperia is beautiful on an early spring morning.
The view of Hesperia is beautiful on an early spring morning.
I love to see snow on The Pinnacles.
I love to see snow on The Pinnacles.

Little bits of blue sky peeking through the clouds can be quite interesting to see. I love the luminous effect the sun has upon the snow. It is like viewing the diamonds of nature, which everyone can afford to play with.

The shadows created by the clouds on a stormy day.
The shadows created by the clouds on a stormy day.
The shadows of the clouds are quite interesting.
The shadows of the clouds are quite interesting.
Clouds and freezing weather.
Clouds and freezing weather.
The blue sky is showing through the clouds.
The blue sky is showing through the clouds.
This picture might inspire a new sketch.
This picture might inspire a new sketch.
Clouds and the branches of an oak tree.
Clouds and the branches of an oak tree.
Oak trees covered in snow.
Oak trees covered in snow.
Snow frosts the trees quite exquisitely.
Snow frosts the trees quite exquisitely.
Why buy an icy cold drink when you can enjoy the icy cold beauty of the San Bernardino Mountains?
Why buy an icy cold drink when you can enjoy the icy cold beauty of the San Bernardino Mountains?
Snow boots are a necessity if you plan to go for a walk on a snowy day here in Lake Arrowhead.
Snow boots are a necessity if you plan to go for a walk on a snowy day here in Lake Arrowhead.
Looking down on the snow.
Looking down on the snow.
Annie cat hides inside on a snowy day.
Annie cat hides inside on a snowy day.
Snow is a few inches thick on the branches of this large oak tree.
Snow is a few inches thick on the branches of this large oak tree.
The snow storm continues to pile up.
The snow storm continues to pile up.

Record The Memories

A digital camera will allow you to record the memories of your breath taking trip to the San Bernardino Mountains.  I love taking pictures on my trips because these souvenirs are free, except for the initial price of having to buy a camera.

Have you ever took pictures in Lake Arrowhead, California?

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alekhouse 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

Nice, Julia. I always enjoy your picture-logs. Thanks.


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

Lovley pics, thank you!! The one framed through a gap in the oak trees is AWESOME!


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

alekhouse,

I am glad you enjoyed my picture essay.

Paradise,

I do like to take pictures of the gaps through those amazing oak trees. These are truly beautiful!


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

What beautiful pictures and thanks for sharing.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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D.A.L. 5 years ago from Lancashire north west England

Hi interesting and informative hub enhanced by beautiful photography thank you.


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Eiddwen,

I appreciate your comments on my photos!

D.A.L.,

Lake Arrowhead is a beautiful place to visit, so I am glad you found the information in this hub useful.


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MeditationIsEasy 5 years ago from NJ

Lovely pictures.


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agvulpes 5 years ago from Australia

Wow, such great photographs, how the scenery changes when covered with snow. I agree with your cat why go outside when you can be snuggled up inside? :-)


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

MediationIsEasy,

Thank you for your comments.

Aguvuples,

Yes, my parents' cat is smart to stay inside when it is col. I always wonder if it would be uncomfortable to have frozen paws.


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agvulpes 5 years ago from Australia

Oh yes sweetiepie I think a cat would suffer from Frost Bite the same as we humans. In fact it may be worse!


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Hi Aguvulpes,

Most of the cats I have had in my life hate snow, but there were a couple of daredevil ones that would actually play in that stuff. You would try to get them to come in, and they would want to play in it for hours.


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prettydarkhorse 13 months ago from US

Picturesque and nice place.


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SweetiePie 13 months ago from Southern California, USA Author

It is where I grew up, so I always have loved it there.

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