Walking In The San Bernardino Mountains

Growing up in the San Bernardino Mountains is a wonderful experience for young people. As a teen I preferred going on nature walks over playing video games, and I feel privileged to have spent my formative years gazing at trees and nesting birds. Exercise is good for you health, and admiring nature is healing for the soul. I love to go for walks and just think of how this was all created for our enjoyment. There are so many beautiful places in the world, and I have decided to celebrate the splendor of the San Bernardino Mountains in this photo essay. These pictures were taken in spring, and it is a wonderful time to see the mountains springing back from the winter months. A fire had passed through the desert side of the San Bernardino Mountains back in 2007, but I have noticed new trees sprouting up around the dead trees.

Even the dead trees have a purpose in nature, and many birds and squirrels have made their homes inside the hollowed out trees. In the spirit of earth day coming up on April 20th I believe it is important to spend time in nature, and to think about how our good and not so good actions leave an environmental footprint. For instance, going on a nature walk over the weekend results in harmful emissions in the air than a trip to Disneyland. Of course I still love Disneyland and many other theme parks, but seeing my niece and nephew play in nature illustrates how much fun children can have in nature for free. In this economy nature hikes are a great way for the entire family to have fun on a budget. Come on a tour of the San Bernardino Mountains and see nature here in early spring.


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How To Get To The San Bernardino Mountains

If you are headed east from the Los Angeles region then take a look at Google Maps to plan your trip. So are you a pedestrian like me? You can even use public transportation to travel between Los Angles and Lake Arrowhead, so driving is not required. Google Maps allows you to plan a trip whether you are driving or taking public transport.

Looking down on the valley below.
Looking down on the valley below.
I love the focus on the tree in this picture.
I love the focus on the tree in this picture.
Beautiful pear tree with pink blossoms.  Pear trees do very well in the San Benrardino Mountains.
Beautiful pear tree with pink blossoms. Pear trees do very well in the San Benrardino Mountains.
This apple tree in the San Bernardino Mountains is filled with beautiful white blossoms.
This apple tree in the San Bernardino Mountains is filled with beautiful white blossoms.
Looking at the mountains in the distance.
Looking at the mountains in the distance.
Mount Baldy is snow capped on this April spring morning.
Mount Baldy is snow capped on this April spring morning.
Mount Baldy, also known as Mount San Antonio, is simply beautiful.  The clouds surrounding the peaks are a sign of rain moving into the area on the day the picture was taken.
Mount Baldy, also known as Mount San Antonio, is simply beautiful. The clouds surrounding the peaks are a sign of rain moving into the area on the day the picture was taken.
One day I want to sketch the mountains and the valley below.
One day I want to sketch the mountains and the valley below.

Above is a short video I made of the scenery on my short hike in the San Bernardino Mountains.

A windy path in the forest of the San Bernardino Mountains.
A windy path in the forest of the San Bernardino Mountains.
This is a picture of a poor tree that burned and collapsed during the fire back in 2007.  I miss the trees that burned in the fire because I grew up around them.  I realize nature takes time to heal, but I feel a special connection with these beautif
This is a picture of a poor tree that burned and collapsed during the fire back in 2007. I miss the trees that burned in the fire because I grew up around them. I realize nature takes time to heal, but I feel a special connection with these beautif
Picture of the trail I am walking on in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Picture of the trail I am walking on in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Mount Baldy from yet another angle.
Mount Baldy from yet another angle.
Looking down towards Hesperia.
Looking down towards Hesperia.
Looking down the hill at the trees below.
Looking down the hill at the trees below.

Here is another lovely video from my nature walk.  Taking videos and photos of nature is just one of my hobbies, and a way for me to document the beauty I see around me.

Two pine cones on a trail.
Two pine cones on a trail.
This photo shows the San Bernardino Mountains on the backside looking down towards Hesperia.
This photo shows the San Bernardino Mountains on the backside looking down towards Hesperia.
These poor little trees were burned in the fire of 2007.  I am glad to see the forest coming back to life.
These poor little trees were burned in the fire of 2007. I am glad to see the forest coming back to life.
Here is a picture of the trees below.
Here is a picture of the trees below.
A view of The Pinnacles with trees framing it in the foreground.
A view of The Pinnacles with trees framing it in the foreground.

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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

Wonderful photos. It would be awesome to explore.


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earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

Another great nature hub SweetiePie. The San Bernardino mountains are very beautiful.


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Ralph Deeds 6 years ago

Nice hub, SP.


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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Hi Sweetie Pie!

I love this hub since my family has had a cabin in the area for many years. I'll never forget my childhood summers spent there.

Thanks so much for the memories!


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SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Sandy,

Thanks for the comment.

Earnest,

I appreciate that you find my mountains beautiful. I always do admire the wonderful nature photography in your Australian travel hubs :).

Ralph,

Thanks for reading and commenting.

Lorlie,

What part of the mountain did your family have a cabin? It is still a very popular place for vacations for people from all over the world.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

You are very lucky to live in such a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing.


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entertianmentplus 6 years ago from United States

Awesome pictures.Great hub.


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SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Hello, hello,

Glad you enjoyed this hub.

Entertianmentplus,

Thanks for stopping by and reading!


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oliversmum 6 years ago from australia

Sweetiepie. Hi. Wow what a beautiful place the San Bernardino Mountains must have been for you to explore.

Fire does cause incredible devestation, as it did in our Country last year (Black Saturday).

It is sometimes hard to believe how quickly the trees and plants recover, as they seem to do where ever there has been a fire.

All these photos blew me away with their beauty.

To have a holiday in these Mountains would be a wonderful experience.

Thank you so much for sharing this hub. I am going to read it again. :) :)


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SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thanks for the lovely comments everyone!

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