Walking in the San Bernardino Mountains during late autumn furnishes a world-class view of golden oak leaves getting ready to fall to the ground, and the beautiful pine trees that remain verdant all year. Our deciduous oak trees have leaves that change between yellow and orange tinted hues, but are still mesmerizing to look at. There are a myriad of leaf colors that you can see during the autumn in other parts of North America, but the only color seen on our oaks is the yellow. Coming to the San Bernardino Mountains allows you to see the changing colors of trees, which is something you will not see much of in the Inland Valley and the urban areas of Los Angles.
The video above shows a lonely rope swing on a forest road.
Coulter pines and an oak tree limb. | Source
Trees in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source
Clouds floating above the trees. | Source
The outline of oak and pine tree limbs. | Source
The trees on the mountains have interesting outlines. | Source
The golden tones of the oak tree leaves. | Source
The canopy of oak leaves above. | Source
Peeking through the oak and pine tree limbs. | Source
The frosty look of an oak tree. | Source
Walking around on an overcast day up in the San Bernardino Mountains is the perfect photo opportunity for all of the amazing trees.
The gold leaves of the oak tree and the roof. | Source
The various oak tree limbs have beautiful silhouettes. | Source
Trees on all of the hills surround me. | Source
Gazing at the colorful leaves on an apple tree. | Source
The gray sky and the colors of fall. | Source
Outlines of the trees and the mountains in the distance. | Source
Large pine trees on the forest walk. | Source
Pine cones on a hike up in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source
A grouping of coulter pine cone spotted on the forest trail. | Source
A close-up of a coulter pine cone. | Source
The fog in the later afternoon creates a frosty glaze through which to view the trees up in the San Bernardino Mountains.
The yellow leaves in a might oak tree. | Source
Looking out towards a hillside covered in oaks and pines. | Source
Mount Baldy peeking through the trees. | Source
The golden leaves in the foreground make for a beautiful forest scene. | Source
Below is a video of little birds flying around the golden leaves of the large canopy of oak trees on the hillside below.
The next day was sunny and clear up in the San Bernardino Mountains, which allowed me to take more stunning photos of the trees.
Sun streaming through the limbs of an oak tree. | Source
Trees on a hillside with the view of Mount Baldy in the distance. | Source
The texture and outline of a pine tree. | Source
Many trees can be view from a hillside up in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source
Acorns were a rich food source for the Serrano Indians, who used to live in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source
Another photograph of acorns up in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source
Taking pictures of the trees and the acorns in the San Bernardino Mountains is very intriguing. I have even made a meal out of ground up acorns I have collected up here, which was the main source of grain for the Serrano Indians before the arrival of Europeans.
Peering through the trees. | Source
Trees in the foreground and along the hillside. | Source
Looking at a hillside with trees and houses. | Source
Dead trees and younger trees growing on a hillside. | Source
In the San Bernardino Mountains there are a few hills with dead trees that have new trees sprouting around these.
Trees in the distance and brush in the foreground. | Source
Gazing out at the tree on the mountains in the distance. | Source
Looking at trees in the canyon below.
A dirty road and trees in the canyon below. | Source
A golden colored oak tree. | Source
A rock and a branch of a tree. | Source
The Pinnacles through the veil of the oak leaves. | Source
Trees at the top of the mountain. | Source
The dead and living trees on the hillside. | Source
Bird flying in the sky and a picture of the Pinnacles. There are very few trees to be found on the Pinnacles. | Source
A bird in the sky with the Pinnacles in the distance. There are trees on the hillside to the right. | Source
There are only a few trees on this hill in the distance. | Source
As I continue to walk down the road I see many other trees that are worthy of being photographed, or maybe even sketched.
Looking down a steep cliff up in the San Bernardino Mountains. Trees are visible on the hillside across the way. | Source
Looking down a steep road in the San Bernardino Mountains. There are trees to be seen on both sides of the road. | Source
A large pine cone at the top of the coulter pine tree. | Source
Looking up the tree laden hillside. | Source
Sun shining on a few rocks and a dead tree. | Source
Sun glistening on an oak tree. | Source
Early morning sun on a coulter pine. | Source
Sun beginning to streak through the trees. | Source
Admiring large pine trees in the forest. | Source
Looking at a small creek up in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source
As I continued my walk, I photographed a small creek that I could see from the road.
Trees in the creek. | Source
More trees in the creek. | Source
Water running over the rocks in the stream. | Source
A little stream up in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source
The trees and the creek in the early morning hours of late November. | Source
The rocks in the stream and the trees above. | Source
Sunlight filter through the trees down to the creek. | Source
The trees and the creek. | Source
Sun filtering through the leaves of an oak tree. | Source
Peeking through the trees down to the creek. | Source
Patches of sun and the trees along the stream. | Source